Alcaraz Cruises Again In Madrid To Set Up Last Year's Final Rematch With Struff

Alcaraz Cruises Again In Madrid To Set Up Last Year's Final Rematch With Struff

by Zachary Wimer

Carlos Alcaraz played another solid match at the 2024 Madrid Open, and we're now going to get a rematch from last year's final.

There were many questions surrounding Alcaraz's Madrid Open performance this year. He missed two events because of an arm issue that wasn't apparently 100 % before this event either, but he opted to play, and so far, it's been going really well.

He looked very comfortable in the first match in Madrid, and this one wasn't anything different, even if he played a tricky player with big weapons. Thiago Seyboth Wild, who has a monster forehand, which caused Daniil Medvedev last year's Roland Garros loss, but he couldn't do the same thing against the Spaniard.

The 20-year-old used his familiarity with Madrid courts and superb movement to really put the Brazilian under much pressure, and he couldn't handle it, as the home crowd hero proved just to be too strong to overcome.

The first set was relatively competitive, although Alcaraz had break points in the first game. Seyboth Wild would stabilize slightly, leading 3-2 after 5 games. However, he couldn't keep it competitive after that, as Alcaraz won four games in a row.

The Brazilian just misfired far too often to beat a player like Alcaraz. He had three times the unforced errors and didn't serve all that well to overcome that. The second set continued with Alcaraz's dominance as he took an early break.

He added another one, and it was 5-0 very quickly. By that time, Alcaraz had won nine games in a row, showing that he was in really good form. Still, he didn't finish with a bagel, as Seyboth Wild won his service game and even recovered one of the breaks.

However, that wasn't enough to beat Alcaraz, as he won the match 6-3, 6-3. Up next for the world no. 2 is Jan-Lennard Struff, whom he beat in the final last year.


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