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WIMBLEDON

Court 1 at Wimbledon delighted by Alcaraz’s fighting spirit

The Spanish sensation beat Jan-Lennard Struff, thanks to 23 aces, his record in a match. He will face Griekspoor or Fognini in the second round.

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The Spanish sensation beat Jan-Lennard Struff, thanks to 23 aces, his record in a match. He will face Griekspoor or Fognini in the second round.
The Spanish sensation beat Jan-Lennard Struff, thanks to 23 aces, his record in a match. He will face Griekspoor or Fognini in the second round.SEBASTIEN BOZONAFP

“Last year I won in the first round in five sets, this time too, I definitely like to play on grass,” said Carlos Alcaraz, drawing laughter from the spectators who packed Court 1 at Wimbledon and were on their feet applauding the victory of the 19-year-old from Murcia, in his debut against Jan-Lennard Struff. Alcaraz had to dig deep in to come through this match, thanks also to the “best game” of his career in terms of serving (23 aces), as he himself recognised at the end of the battle. The Spaniard, from Murcia, currently the hottest sensation in world tennis came through 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (3) and 6-4 in four hours 11 minutes against an extremely stubborn rival. The 32-year-old German, currently 155th in the world, who had to play the qualifiers after a number of months struggling with an injury to his right foot that had only allowed him to play 12 games so far this season.

Alcaraz loving Wimbledon

“I feel great, playing here is amazing, and winning this amazing match is very important to me. I didn’t expect to play so well today”, acknowledged Carlitos, little Carlos as he’s known in Spain, after beating a Struff who gave it his all and landed 62 winners, 30 of them aces. But he was unable to break the will of the Spaniard, who came into the tournament short of preparation and with discomfort in his right elbow, which forces him to play with a bandage to protect and warm the affected area.

The truth is that Alcaraz could have closed out the match in the fourth set, when he had four break points to take a 5-4 lead, but he failed to convert them and then had to suffer. That, though, was the highpoint for the spectators, who got to witness an epic battle. Struff, a true fighter, did not give up until the end. After a tough and demanding start to the championship, Alcaraz will face Dutchman Griekspoor or Italian Fognini on Wednesday, as he looks to reach the third round of the British major for the first time.

Jan-Lennard Struff
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Carlos Alcaraz
Sets:
1st serve percentage
won/total 29/52 55%
won/total 20/33 60%
First serve points won
won/total 22/29 75%
won/total 13/20 65%
Second serve points won
won/total 10/23 43%
won/total 8/13 61%
Receiving points won
won/total 12/28 42%
won/total 20/52 38%
Break point conversions
won/total 1/3 33%
won/total 0/4 0%
Net points won
won/total 1/0 8%
won/total 10/0 100%
Aces
6
5
Double faults
2
2
Winners
17
15
Unforced errors
10
11
1st serve percentage
won/total 21/42 50%
won/total 23/35 65%
First serve points won
won/total 14/21 66%
won/total 19/23 82%
Second serve points won
won/total 11/21 52%
won/total 6/12 50%
Receiving points won
won/total 10/34 29%
won/total 17/42 40%
Break point conversions
won/total 0/1 0%
won/total 1/3 33%
Net points won
won/total 4/0 50%
won/total 4/0 57%
Aces
2
8
Double faults
1
2
Winners
6
21
Unforced errors
7
7
1st serve percentage
won/total 13/25 52%
won/total 19/34 55%
First serve points won
won/total 13/13 100%
won/total 12/19 63%
Second serve points won
won/total 8/12 66%
won/total 9/15 60%
Receiving points won
won/total 13/34 38%
won/total 4/21 19%
Break point conversions
won/total 1/4 25%
won/total 0/0 0%
Net points won
won/total 2/0 100%
won/total 4/0 50%
Aces
3
1
Double faults
1
2
Winners
9
2
Unforced errors
9
8
1st serve percentage
won/total 34/60 56%
won/total 31/39 79%
First serve points won
won/total 26/34 76%
won/total 26/31 83%
Second serve points won
won/total 11/26 42%
won/total 3/8 37%
Receiving points won
won/total 10/39 25%
won/total 23/60 38%
Break point conversions
won/total 0/0 0%
won/total 0/5 0%
Net points won
won/total 4/0 30%
won/total 11/0 84%
Aces
8
11
Double faults
4
0
Winners
22
24
Unforced errors
7
7
1st serve percentage
won/total 16/31 51%
won/total 18/29 62%
First serve points won
won/total 13/16 81%
won/total 14/18 77%
Second serve points won
won/total 7/15 46%
won/total 7/11 63%
Receiving points won
won/total 8/29 27%
won/total 11/31 35%
Break point conversions
won/total 0/0 0%
won/total 1/2 50%
Net points won
won/total 0/0 0%
won/total 3/0 100%
Aces
4
5
Double faults
2
1
Winners
8
10
Unforced errors
7
6
1st serve percentage
won/total 113/210 53%
won/total 111/170 65%
First serve points won
won/total 88/113 77%
won/total 84/111 75%
Second serve points won
won/total 47/97 48%
won/total 33/59 55%
Receiving points won
won/total 53/164 32%
won/total 75/206 36%
Break point conversions
won/total 2/8 25%
won/total 2/14 14%
Net points won
won/total 11/0 28%
won/total 32/0 78%
Aces
23
30
Double faults
10
7
Winners
62
72
Unforced errors
40
39
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