The Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz placeholder image succumbed (6-4, 7-5) this Thursday against the French Hugo Gaston in the round of 16 Paris Masters 1,000, a tough defeat at the gates of a new peak for the young man from Murcia, who suffered the comeback after midnight and the atmosphere was against.
At 18, after making the quarterfinals at the US Open or winning the Umag title, Alcaraz was looking for the quarters in a 1,000 category tournament for the first time, but Gaston, an irruption also sounded in the ATP Circuit, kept that mark to remember where he will face the current champion Daniil Medvedev.
The Frenchman, Pablo Carreño’s executioner in the previous round, returned to pull the Parisian track to find ecstasy in his game. Even though Alcaraz broke first, Gaston found himself more comfortable in the exchange of blows and breaks.
The Murcian could anxiety in his usual aggressive game and he began to miss too much until a ‘break’ in the ninth game decided the set for the Frenchman. However, Alcaraz left another quality and physical reaction to overwhelm in the second set.
The Spanish went 0-5 while Gaston did not put a ball. The Frenchman perhaps wanted to connect for the third set but, with nothing to lose, he found a new rhythm and complicity with the public to make his rival collapse. Alcaraz couldn’t help derailing, unable to overcome the network and make good decisions.