Carlos Alcaraz progressed to the second round of the ongoing US Open tournament as the talented Argentine Sebastian Baez had to retire during their first-round match when the score was at 7-5, 7-5, 2-0 in favor of the Spaniard.
The two complete sets we got in the match saw some riveting action as Baez made Carlos Alcaraz work hard for his points. The talented Spaniard got the crucial break of serve in the 12th game of both sets as there wasn’t much to choose between the two young players.
Alcaraz and Baez put on a show and the fans in attendance at the Arthur Ashe Stadium enjoyed every moment of the action. Eventually, Baez had to retire after experiencing pain in his left leg. Alcaraz was seen consoling him after the match.
“No one wants to see the end of a match like this,” said Alcaraz in his on-court interview. “I think both players don’t deserve the end like this, but I just say that Sebastian is a great player. He fights until the last ball, so he decided the best thing.”
Carlos Alcaraz played some jaw-dropping shots during his match against Sebastian Baez but the fancy tweener shot would be remembered by fans for a long time.
Twitter reactions to Carlos Alcaraz’s special tweener
Alcaraz has already won four titles this year and ended runner-up at the German Open and the Croatia Open. His form has been scintillating this season and he would want to put the icing on the cake with a first Grand Slam title. He faces another Argentine Federico Coria in the second round. The 30-year-old defeated Tallon Griekspoor in straight sets to progress to the second round.
Here’s a look at how fans reacted to Carlos Alcaraz’s special tweener which caught Sebastian Baez off guard:
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