Breaking News :

Carlos Alcaraz beats Cameron Norrie in Argentina Open final

Carlos Alcaraz took just over an hour-and-a-half to beat Britain’s Cameron Norrie 6-3, 7-5 to win the Argentina Open; It is Alcaraz’s first title of 2023 after four months out with abdominal and leg injuries

Second seed Norrie, a Wimbledon semi-finalist last year, had been seeking a fifth ATP Tour singles title at the clay-court event in Buenos Aires.

But Alcaraz, returning after being sidelined since November with abdominal and leg injuries, proved too strong, the 19-year-old US Open champion triumphing 6-3, 7-5 in just over an hour-and-a-half to become the youngest Argentina Open champion.

The match went with serve up to 3-3 before world No 2 Alcaraz broke Norrie twice in succession to secure the opening set.

Norrie, 27, was also broken in his first service game of the second set en route to going 3-0 down, and although he subsequently broke back at 5-3 and drew things level, it was Alcaraz who then battled through and clinched the victory with a further break.

“I felt very comfortable playing the final,” said Alcaraz.

“I knew that it was going to be really difficult. I started really focussed on what I had to do at the beginning, my game, my level.

“This is the level that I have to play in a final. It is really special, I struggled in these four months.”

A right leg injury sidelined Alcaraz from the Australian Open, with Novak Djokovic reclaiming the No. 1 ranking from Alcaraz after winning the title there.

The 19-year-old Alcaraz dropped only one set to Serbias Laslo Djere in his first tournament of the year.

Alcaraz next defends his title at the Rio Open.

Read Previous

Tottenham overcome West Ham to climb into Champions League places

Read Next

Canada’s women’s soccer team bounces back with win over Brazil at SheBelieves Cup

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *