Oscar Otte is off to a good start this year, going 8-2 on grass and beating Peter Gojowcyzk in straight sets. But Alcaraz, who is unbeaten in his career, has been in a different class. He won in straight sets against Jan-Lennard Struff, and also beat Tallon Grieskspoor in straight sets.
The Spaniard starts well, with a powerful forehand that breaks Sinner’s serve for a 30-15 lead. However, the German is unable to match the forehand of Alcaraz, who hits three forehand errors in succession. However, he manages to save three match points, despite being outplayed at times. At 30-30, Sinner hit a long forehand, but Alcaraz returns it beautifully to hold.
The Spanish teenager has won four titles in 2018 and is the youngest player in the men’s draw. He will next face Italian 10th seed Jannik Sinner, while Djokovic will play Dutch wildcard Tim van Rijthoven. If he can win, Alcaraz is well on his way to the next round.
Carlos Alcaraz is the youngster to watch this year. He is one of the finest players on the ATP Tour, and has a lot of potential to be the best young player in the world. If he keeps playing like this, he is bound to be a contender at the Grand Slam. A win over Otte would give him a place in the last eight.
Despite a loss to the German Oscar Otte, Carlos Alcaraz is still in the tournament. He has become only the third player from a Top 8 seed to reach the quarter-finals. Alcaraz will next play the Italian 10th seed Jannik Sinner. If he wins, he will reach his third Grand Slam quarter-final.