While a possible withdrawal due to knee pain was announced, Carlos Alcaraz, after passing tests on Monday, is well aligned at the Rolex Paris Masters. The youngest world number one in history, the Spaniard must not miss out if he wants to remain on the throne. For his first match, he got off to a good start by defeating Yoshihito Nishioka, 6-4, 6-4. A reassuring success before facing the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday.
The young Spaniard spoke about his first match in a press conference: “The court is very fast. I was used to playing in Basel and it was much slower than here. But you have to get used to these conditions, this atmosphere, but I feel very good. I played very well. Of course, I have a lot of things to improve after the first round, but as you said, the first round is never easy. I have to get used to these conditions which are so different from Basel. I served well. I played well at the net. I played well from the baseline too. I’m looking forward to continuing to improve.”
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