Carlos Alcaraz and Albert Ramos played a superb match at Roland Garros and the younger Spaniard proved better in an epic battle 6-1 6-7(7) 5-7 7-6(2) 6-4.
Oh boy, what a match it was between two Spaniards a decade apart in their ages. In a match that lasted well over four hours, the young Alcaraz went through 17 different emotions during a match that was a proper roller coaster. When Alcaraz finished off the opening set with 6-1 it seemed like this would be a simple affair. It wasn't as Rasmo battled back in stellar fashion to take the 2nd set in a very tight tiebreak 9-7.
Then the older Spaniard proved still feisty by taking the 3rd set with 7-5 outplaying an erratic Alcaraz down the stretch 7-5. The next set was a made one as Alcaraz had an early 2-0 lead. Ramos battled back and actually broke Alcaraz at 4-4 to set himself up for serving for the match. He did and he had a match point but Alcaraz was able to survive it.
We ended up in a tiebreak and it was Alcaraz who flew around the court winning it 7-2. As the match went on Alcaraz was using his youthness to take over the match as Ramos was obviously slowing down. It was quite evident in the 4th set where his game kind of fell apart after a great start. He opened the set with an early break taking a 3-0 lead.
He seemed pretty close to winning but Alcaraz was able to reel off 5 consecutive games to take a 4-3 lead. Ramos was simply unable to keep up with the young Alcaraz but he still was able to break back to make it 4-4. Alcaraz broke for 5-4 with incredible defence and finished it off with 6-4.
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