First-seeded However, Carlos Alcaraz admitted that Nicola Kuhn was a difficult opponent, and that his next Hamburg match will be better. Alcaraz beat 259th-ranked Kuhn in a close match on Tuesday, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3), to begin his Hamburg campaign.
Kuhn nearly shocked the first-seeded Spaniard in the first round of the tournament. Alcaraz was back in action for the first time since losing to Jannik Sinner in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. I couldn’t do it.”
According to ATP quotes, “I mean, the first round of every tournament is tough.” ‘It was too much of a change for me,’ I said. I’m overjoyed to have made it to the next round. “I’m confident that I’ll be even better in the next round, but I’m ecstatic about the victory,” I said.
Alcaraz on mounting a comeback after falling behind in a match
The second set was a chance for me to improve on my performance in the first “Alcaraz chimed in with an addition. “Don’t make as many mistakes as I did in the first set by missing more shots than I did.
The change I made in the second set pleases me greatly.” In the sixth game, Kuhn took the first break of the match and then held on to his serve to win the first set. In the second set, Alcaraz claimed back-to-back breaks and took a commanding 5-0 lead, following his loss in the first set.
Alcaraz served out the second set in the seventh game. In the second game of the third set, Alcaraz had a break point saved, but he was able to fight back and win the game. The match had to be decided in a tie-break because there were no breaks in the set.
At one point, Alcaraz had a 6-1 lead in the tie-break, but it was Filip Krajinovic who he would face in the last 16.