Present and future of tennis. Carlos Alcaraz (97 °) does not stop giving the note in the ATP circuit: this time, the Murcian from 18 years became the Youngest tennis player to enter the third round of Roland Garros since 1992, when the Ukrainian Andrei Medvedev achieved it at just 17 years old.
The victory of the Spanish against the Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili (31st) by 6-4, 6-2 and 6-4 in the second round of the French Grand Slam, did not only mean the move to the next instance (he will face the German Jan-Lennard Struff); With this triumph, Juan Carlos Ferrero’s pupil and No. 97 in the ranking emulated a mark held by Daniil’s father, current No. 2 in the world ranking, at the French Open.
In addition, with this triumph, the promise of Spanish tennis became the player who is the youngest to access a third game in a Major since let his compatriot do it Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open 2004 (loss to local Lleyton Hewitt).
Days ago, the Murcian had broken another record of The King of Dust, when he became the Earliest Spaniard to win in the main draw at Roland Garros. In the 2005 edition, a tournament that he would end up winning, the manacorí He had beaten German Lars Murgsmuller 6-1, 7-6 (4) and 6-1 in the first round when he was 18 years and 355 days old.