The first contact of Carlos Alcaraz with the clay of Paris in this Roland Garros 2023 It could not have been more favorable for the Murcian. He successfully passed the first round and was able to recover in the second despite losing a set against the Japanese Taro Daniel. Butalready in the third round, the requirement is raised for the number one in the world, who will face his first big test against the Canadian Denis Shapovalovseed number 26.
alcaraz dispute his first match against the american and it will also premiere in the night time slot of Roland Garros. And it is that, unlike the two previous games, this time the Murcian will have to appear on the night shift. According to the order of play, his match on center court will not start before 8:30 p.m.
The Canadian is not at his best level this seasonHowever, in the Parisian land he seems to feel comfortable, showing arguments similar to those that led him to be Top-10. In his debut he held out in a five-set battle with Brandon Nakashima, while two days later he beat Italian Matteo Arnaldi in four sets.