Carlos Alcaraz's first loss in the Davis Cup group stage

For his first match, in front of his home crowd, as the new world number 1Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz lost to Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime (6-7 [3], 6-4, 6-2) in the group stage in Valencia. " I did not arrive in very good physical condition. It was very hard, the court is very slow. I only had two days to adapt my game to this terrain. It was a really hard day “said Alcaraz.

The 19-year-old won the first set of the match in the tie-break before the Canadian, ranked 13th in the world, changed gears and toughened the game. His last defeat dated back to August against Briton Cameron Norrie in Cincinnati tournament quarter-finals.

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