Buenos Aires: Vavassori holds a set, then surrenders to Alcaraz

The Italian was beaten in the quarterfinals by the world no.2 7-6 6-1: for about an hour he played on equal terms

A set on par with the world number two for Andrea Vavassori, but in the end the law of the strongest prevails. Carlos Alcaraz flies to the semifinals of the ATP 250 in Buenos Aires, beating the Turin player 7-6 (1) 6-1 in one hour and 38 minutes. There are no regrets for Vavassori, the defeat against a phenomenon like the Spaniard on clay is in the order of things, also because for about an hour the Turin native truly played on par with Alcara, which is no small thing. Indeed, at 2-1 in the first half Andrea also had a break point to reach 3-1, and at that point who knows if she would have managed to convert it, because this evening too Vavassori demonstrated his extraordinary form, arriving for three times within two points of the set: the doubles finalist from Melbourne seems like a different player compared to a few months ago, with a perfect physical form that allows him to fly to all sides of the court and to also play well at the net, with a serve and volley which took Alcaraz by surprise for long stretches.

different gear

It was a game until the tie break, when the Spaniard switched to a different gear, with a change of pace that Vavassori was unable to follow. March that the former world number one also left included in the second set, where also thanks to a drop by Vavassori allowed him to fly to 5-0, effectively closing the match. Applause however for the blue player, who at 28 years old seems to have found the right tennis maturity, excellent news also for Italdavis, where with Bolelli he forms a pair (they are also in the semi-finals in the Argentine tournament) which can really be very useful on certain occasions . Alcaraz, who is the reigning champion in Buenos Aires, will face one of Jarry or Etcheverry in the semi-final, while the other place in the final will be contested by two Argentinians, Acosta and Coria, winners respectively over Lajovic and Coria.