34 in the world Tommy Paul claimed he “did a lot of things well” in his unexpected victory over Carlos Alcaraz in the second round of the Montreal Masters. On Wednesday, Paul overcame a set and two breaks to defeat Alcaraz 6-7 (4) 7-6 (7) 6-3, pulling off the biggest upset of the competition thus far.
Paul wasted four match points in the eighth game of the third set, when Alcaraz was serving to stay in the match. Paul may have squandered four match points in the eighth game, but in the game after that, on his serve, he converted his fifth match point.
Paul decided to go to the net during his fifth game, and it was the right move. According to the ATP website, Paul commented after the victory, “It’s good to finish matches at the net.” “At the last point, he made a really good passing shot, and I volleyed it well while covering the line properly.
I believe I accomplished a lot today. I’m glad to have prevailed since I played well, especially in the third set.
Following a set and two, Paul collapses.
Alcaraz broke Paul twice early in the second set and led 4-1 after taking the closely contested opening set.
Paul then began his incredible comeback. Paul remarked, “I just felt like I was in his service games. “I thought I could break in the second set. I wasn’t planning on getting two breaks back and serving for the set, but generally I felt like I was playing confident tennis.
I followed the strategy and played well. Alcaraz was participating in his first summer hard match. “I believe I defeated him in his opening game on the hard courts, “Added Paul “So maybe he won’t have played in too many hard-court matches by the time we meet again.