Carlos Alcaras (20, Spain, world No. 1) advanced to the round of 16 in the Western & Southern Open singles, a prelude to the US Open.
Alkaras defeated Jordan Thompson (29, Australia, 55th in the world ranking) in the 2nd round of singles (Round of 32) of the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour Western & Southern Open (Cincinnati Masters) held in Cincinnati, USA on the 16th (Korean time). Defeated with -1 (7-5 4-6 6-3).
Alkaras, who won Wimbledon last month, pushed Novak Djokovic (36, Serbia, world No. 2) to become world No. 1. After winning Wimbledon, she returned last week at the National Bank Open in Toronto, Canada, but was eliminated in the quarterfinals.
Alkaras, the top seed for this tournament, reached the round of 16 by beating Thompson in the second round, his first match.
At the Western and Southern Open, Alkaras will compete with Djokovic for world number one. Even if Alkaras reaches the finals of this tournament, he will keep his world No. 1 regardless of whether Djokovic wins or not.
Alkaras will compete with the winner of the second round, in which Tommy Paul (26, USA, world No. 13) and Hugo Humbert (25, France, World No. 33) face each other to advance to the quarterfinals.
World No. 8 Andrei Rublev (26, Russia) 1-2 (6-7<10-12 7-5 6-7<3-7>) to Emil Lussuvori (24, Finland, No. 60 world ranking) lost and was eliminated.
Returning to the U.S. event after two years, Djokovic matched with Nicola Kacic (Serbia) in the first round of doubles. The Djokovic-Kachichi group lost to the Jamie Murray (Great Britain)-Michael Venus (USA) group 0-2 (4-6 2-6).
Djokovic has competed in the US since the US Open singles final in September 2021. However, in the doubles, he drank the cup in the first round.
Djokovic, the second seed, will face Alejandro Davinovic Fokina (24, Spain, world No. 23) in the second round of singles.토토사이트
Meanwhile, SPOTV ON, a TV channel, and SPOTV NOW, a sports OTT service, will broadcast live major matches of the ATP Tour Western & Southern Open via satellite. It will also be broadcast live on SPOTV ASIA (Spotv Asia). Sporty Asia is a channel broadcasting to 13 countries in Southeast Asia, and broadcasts tennis grand slam tournaments such as Wimbledon and US Open, men’s professional tennis ATP tour, motorcycle racing competition MotoGP (GP), WTT (World Table Tennis) table tennis competition, and BWF ( World Badminton Federation) Badminton competition, International Sports Climbing (IFSC), Sports Climbing World Cup, etc. are provided.