Buenos Aires, Feb 18 (EFE).- The Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz, second favorite, closed an ideal week in Buenos Aires with the conquest of the Buenos Aires tournament title after defeating the British Cameron Norrie, twelfth, in the final by 6 -3 and 7-5. With a tournament in which he has gone from less to more, the former number one in the world consolidated a good return to the slopes in the Argentine capital with a victory in the final duel against the British nationalized South African in a hour and 34 minutes. After successively eliminating Serbs Laslo Djere, Dusan Lajovic and his compatriot Bernabé Zapata, the 19-year-old from Murcia achieved his seventh title on clay in Buenos Aires after winning Umag in 2021 and Rio in 2022 de Janeiro, Masters 1000 in Miami, Barcelona, Masters 1000 in Madrid and the United States Open. Alcaraz became the first Spaniard to reach a final of the Buenos Aires tournament, an achievement that had not occurred since the 2016 edition when Nicolás Almagro lost He lost in the final against the Austrian Dominic Thiem. The Argentina Open was the scene that marked the return to the slopes of the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz, current number two in the world, after the injury he suffered in the first days of the year and that postponed the start of his 2023 season. The 19-year-old from Murcia, winner of five titles last year, including the US Open, arrived in the Argentine capital accompanied by Antonio Martínez Cascales, who served as coach both in this Argentine Open 250 and He will also do it in the Rio Open, a 500 in which he will defend the title. The Argentine contest has as its top winners the Argentine Guillermo Vilas, with eight crowns, escorted by the Spaniards Carlos Moya and David Ferrer, with three each. The most prominent champions include the Czech Ivan Lendl (1981), the Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten (2001), Thiem (2016 and 2018) and the Norwegian Casper Ruud (2020 and 2022), along with the locals Guillermo Coria (2000 and 2004), Gastón gauge (2 007), David Nalbandian (2008) and Diego Schwartzman (2021). The 2022 edition recorded one of the most exciting moments in Argentine tennis with the definitive withdrawal of Juan Martín Del Potro, who fell in the first round against his compatriot Federico Delbonis by 1 -6 and 3-6.
February 20, 2023
Carlos Alcaraz wins the Buenos Aires tournament
Buenos Aires, Feb 18 (EFE).- The Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz, second favorite, closed an ideal week in Buenos Aires with the conquest of the Buenos Aires tournament title after defeating the British Cameron Norrie, twelfth, in the final by 6 -3 and 7-5. With a tournament in which he has gone from less to... Read More