Carlos Alcaraz’s Beautiful Backhand Winner Throughout Epic 5-Set Win Over Jan-Lennard Struff At Wimbledon. Watch

Wimbledon: Carlos Alcaraz in motion in opposition to Jan-Lennard Struff.© AFP

Carlos Alcaraz has been earmarked as a future Grand Slam champion, however on Monday night time, he needed to pull out one thing particular simply to achieve the second spherical at Wimbledon. The Spanish teenage star got here again from two units to at least one all the way down to beat Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4. Alcaraz, the youngest man within the draw, fired 30 aces and 73 winners within the thrilling five-set win over his German opponent.

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One shot specifically caught the attention of followers all over the world. In the course of the fourth set tie-break, Alcaraz was trailing 0-2. On the third level, Struff had him on the run, shifting him from one finish of the court docket to the opposite with highly effective, exact photographs.

Alcaraz, although, like his hero Rafael Nadal, by no means gave up. And when the German determined to utilise the slice, the 19-year-old placed on the afterburners to first attain the ball after which produce an astonishing cross-court go, which Strauff simply could not attain on the internet.

The gang got here to life and the commentator too tipped his hat to the Spanish teenager. Alcaraz himself gestured and broke into an enormous grin as the gang roared him on.

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Watch: Carlos Alcaraz’s epic backhand winner in win over Jan-Lennard Struff at Wimbledon

“Final yr, I performed 5 units within the first spherical right here as effectively so this reveals how a lot I like grass,” Alcaraz joked after the match.

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Alcaraz will now face Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands within the second spherical on Wednesday.

(With AFP inputs)

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