Alcaraz Thrashes Lehecka At Queen’s Club To Reach Maiden Grass Quarterfinal

Alcaraz Thrashes Lehecka At Queen’s Club To Reach Maiden Grass Quarterfinal

by Evita Mueller

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Carlos Alcaraz had reservations about his grass tennis but there was very little to worry about against Jiri Lehecka as he cruised in two sets.

Alcaraz finally made his Cinch Championships debut this year with a comeback win over Arthur Rinderknech. His second match at the event proved much simpler as he cruised past Jiri Lehecka, another young player who doesn't have that much experience on grass.

This match ended as expected but a lot of people probably assumed that it would be a bit closer. Lehecka didn't play a very good match as his groundstrokes were all over the place rarely finding his target. He didn't serve well either and that proved a rather problematic thing as well.

An early break helped Alcaraz ease into the match which wasn't the case in his previous match. He had some reservations about his level on grass so being able to have a smooth start certainly helped. Not having his coach with him hurt him against Rinderknech but this was mostly smooth sailing. After that early break, Alcaraz cruised to a 6-2 finish having 7 winners.

The second set opened with an early break for Alcaraz once more despite Lehecka raising his serving percentages. He was simply unable to outplay Alcaraz from the baseline because the Spanish player was now in a good rhythm and completely comfortable on the court. He's very hard to beat when he's playing like that and Lehecka certainly didn't get it done.

The final score was 6-2 6-3 for the Spaniard who had 21 winners and only 7 unfroced errors in this one. Alcaraz's maiden grass court quarter-final. He's never been in one before and he'll face either Grigor Dimitrov or Francisco Cerundolo. He faced Dimitrov twice and beat him both times. He never faced Cerundolo before.


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