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Carlos Alcaraz French Open 2022

‘Wonderful’ Carlos Alcaraz with energy ‘like a jumping bean’ impresses Grand Slam legend

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18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert has been left impressed by the energy of Carlos Alcaraz during his epic comeback win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the second round of the French Open, stating that “it is wonderful to see”. 

The teenager has had a breakthrough campaign in 2022, becoming the third youngest player to win a Masters title and the youngest ever ATP 500 champion. 

However, the teen sensation was on the verge of a shock defeat in the second round of the French Open as the 19-year-old was forced to save a match point in the fourth set before rallying in the fifth set to secure passage to the third round.

As well as being two sets to one down and saving the match point, the sixth seed was also 0-3 in the fifth set.

Alcaraz rallied to move ahead by a break at 4-3. But Ramos-Vinolas, who was seeking his second win against a Top 10 opponent at a major, did not go down without a fight.

The 34-year-old Spaniard was able to get back on level terms before Alcaraz claimed yet another break thanks to an extraordinary defensive effort.

From there, the man from Murcia did not relinquish his lead and held his nerve to beat fellow Spaniard Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-7(7), 5-7, 7-6(2), 6-4.

Discussing the teenager’s victory, Grand Slam great Chris Evert admitted that she was impressed by the way Carlos Alcaraz carried himself on court and how he was able to maintain his energy levels even during a five set epic.

The American told Eurosport, “This guy, he came jumping out of the womb, probably.

“He is like a jumping bean. He has endless energy.

“The energy, the charisma, the joy and the passion.

“He is so uninhibited in the way he expresses himself on the court.

“We have not seen it in so long, and it is wonderful to see.”

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