Wimbledon 2022: On Friday, Carlos Alcaraz defeated Oscar Otte in straight sets and qualified for the Round of 16 in the grass-court tournament.
Carlos Alcaraz of Spain. Courtesy: AP
- Alcaraz won the match against Otte 6-3, 6-1, 6-2
- Alcaraz won 88 percent of his first-serve points
- Alcaraz is next set to cross swords with Italy’s Jannik Sinner
5th seed Carlos Alcaraz was over the moon after he defeated 32nd seed Oscar Otte in the third round match of Wimbledon 2022 in the men’s singles draw on Friday, July 2. The 19-year-old won the match 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 on Court 1 and qualified for the Round of 16 in the ongoing grass-court tournament at SW19.
The Spaniard was happy with the way he played and said that it was his best performance in his career. Alcaraz won a stunning 88 percent of his first-serve points and kept Otte at bay throughout the game.
The Young Turk mentioned that he has been able to up his game with time and is far more comfortable while playing on grass than he was before.
“I played unbelievable today. This was my best performance so far. I’m really happy with the level, and I will try to keep this level into the next round,” Alcaraz was quoted as saying in his post-match press conference.
“I’m more comfortable moving on grass right now than in the first round, for example. Every training, every match that I play… I feel more comfortable, and hope in the next round [that I will] feel more comfortable. Every day that [passes], I feel more ready on grass,” he added.
Alcaraz is next set to cross swords with Italy’s Jannik Sinner, who defeated ace-king John Isner on Friday on Court 2. Earlier, Alcaraz talked about winning a Grand Slam and he is well on his way to achieving the same.