Carlos Alcaraz needs to proceed writing his personal story on the Open River, the event the place he has made the leap to the ATP Tour. After profitable a historic 16-year victory over Albert Ramos in an agonizing 3-and-a-half-hour match, Murcia seeks entry to the third spherical of the carioca event this morning at 1:00 in his match in opposition to Argentina's Federico Coria, brother of additionally tennis participant and finalist of Roland Garros in 2004 Guillermo Coria.
Alcaraz, who rested on Tuesday after the exhausting assembly on Monday (ended at 3:00 native time), needs to proceed making historical past after changing into the third Spanish tennis participant of the lively gamers who wins his first recreation within the ATP Tour with 16 years or much less.
The Murcia managed to match the feat that Tommy Robredo achieved within the Godó of 1999, when at 16 he managed to premiere on the ATP Tour in opposition to the Italian David Sanguinetti. The one in every of Hostalrich additionally managed to beat within the second around the Russian Marat Safin and solely the American Todd Martin, eighth of the world rating at the moment, was capable of cease his advance within the event within the third spherical.
On this precocious file Alcaraz solely surpasses Rafa Nadal, who gained his first recreation with 15 years in opposition to Ramón Delgado within the Mallorca event in 2002. Nonetheless Nadal fell within the second spherical of the Mallorcan event in opposition to the Belgian Olivier Rochus, whereas Alcaraz might seal this morning before Coria his go to 3rd spherical.
6️⃣ tennis gamers🎾 who gained their 1st ATP match before the age of 17🧒 on this century.
Gasquet vs Squillari (54 ATP) 2002
Nadal vs Delgado (81 ATP) 2002
Harrison vs. Caves (95 ATP) 2008
Tomic vs Starace (73 ATP) 2009
Garin vs Lajovic (166 ATP) 2013
Alcaraz vs Ramos (41 ATP) 2020 pic.twitter.com/aPd363WIKW
– Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell (@bcnopenbs) February 19, 2020
Alcaraz additionally enters the choose tennis membership which within the 21st century has achieved its first victory within the ATP circuit before the age of 17. Beforehand they did Rafael Nadal (before Ramón Delgado in Mallorca) and Richard Gasquet (before Franco Squillari) in Monte Carlo 2002, Ryan Harrison (before Pablo Cuevas) in Houston 2008, Bernard Tomic (before Potito Starace) on the 2009 Australian Open and Christian Garín (Before Dusan Lajovic) in Viña del Mar in 2013. Alcaraz will search this morning to proceed making historical past in his first expertise on the ATP Tour.