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Alcaraz is positioned in Miami



Without fear, with determination and a lot of self-sufficiency, Carlos Alcaraz entered the round of 16 of the Miami Masters 1000 after beating Marin Cilic by a double 6-4 (in 1h 35m). The 18-year-old Murcian once again resolved another demanding crossroads with aplomb and if against Marton Fucsovics he put the direct in the premiere on Saturday, liquidated in 81 minutes, against the Croatian he once again offered another show of hunger, reliability and control to win Tuesday’s appointment with the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas or the Australian Alex de Miñaur.

Alcaraz confirmed everything he has been proposing in recent weeks. Beyond Rafael Nadal, who managed to put a stop to it in a duel that led the Balearic to the limit and cracked his ribs, it is hard to imagine right now the player who can stop him this week. With a background of 14 wins and only two defeats throughout this first quarter of 2022, and having made an exponential leap in the game, the boy from Palmar bursts in as one of the great favorites in a scenario where last year he gave way in the first round.

It was against the Finn Emil Ruusuvuori, then 83rd in the world. Today the story is very different. Alcaraz is the 16th and in his tennis many traces of top-10. Cilic can attest to that. The Croatian, 33 years old and champion of the US Open in 2014, succumbed to the overwhelming proposal of the Spaniard, damaging with the right or backhand, exquisite in the dropshot; always with the knife between his teeth and with the idea of ​​playing a trick on the veteran. He quickly achieved the first breakto the third game, and when he saw the giant stagger, he knocked him down.

Already among the top 16 in the Florida tournament, the young man continues to stand out and grow like wildfire. He is the seventh best player of the year and in addition to winning the Rio de Janeiro trophy (ATP 500) he begins to convey the feeling that he is a very difficult wall to overcome. He had previously crossed paths with Cilic once. It was in Estoril, land, last year; nothing to do with today, in this vertiginous present in which Alcaraz steps on and on the accelerator, without looking back and accelerating in search of a greater impact.

In other results, the Valencian Pedro Martínez fell against Daniil Medvedev (6-3 and 6-4) and Roberto Bautista could not with the American Jenson Brooksby (6-3, 5-7 and 6-4).

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