The Spaniard was imperious and went for the kill to set up a fourth round conflict with Italy’s seventeenth seed Lorenzo Musetti.
Carlos Alcaraz, the world’s number one, defeated Denis Shapovalov, a Canadian, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 on Friday to advance into the fourth round of the French Open and get closer to winning his second Grand Slam title.
In order to advance to the fourth round, the Spaniard will face Lorenzo Musetti, the 17th seed from Italy.
“I assume I played at a decent level the entire match,” Alcaraz said.I started making more errors in the second set compared to the first and third sets.
Which caused me to run into some problems. However, I had to remain psychologically tough because I knew I would have the chance to return.
Alcaraz was crushing the hapless 24-year-old in the first set, but he couldn’t keep up with his opponent’s speed and fell behind 5-0 quickly.
The 26th-cultivated Canadian grabbed a game to stay away from a bagel and celebrated with a major grin however it was a transitory respite as Alcaraz effortlessly enclosed up the primary set by 35 minutes.
The 20-year-old Spaniard, hoping to add his most memorable French Open title to last year’s U.S Open victory.
Dialed down in the subsequent set, permitting Shapovalov, who began moving better, to cut out a 4-1 lead.
Alcaraz, on the other hand, quickly restored order, winning the subsequent five games and nine of the final ten points to draw him in and win two sets.
He then, at that point, broke again toward the beginning of the third set before a confounding strike down the line put him 4-1 ahead.
The top seed won the second match point to put Shapovalov out of his misery and continued his pursuit of a second major championship.
He said of his success over the past year, “I reached my dream so quickly I did not expect that.” I accomplished a lot in such a short amount of time.