Alcaraz Triumphs in First Australian Open Bout: Gasquet Unraveled in Three Sets

Carlos Alcaraz secured his spot in the second round of the Australian Open by defeating Richard Gasquet in three sets with a commanding score of 7:6, 6:1, 6:2.

Gasquet showcased resilience in the initial set, pushing the match to a tie-break. However, Alcaraz’s superior movement and precision secured him a crucial lead of 1:0. The young talent continued his dominance in the second set, allowing Gasquet only one game and extending his lead to 2:0.

While Gasquet mounted a spirited challenge in the third set, it proved insufficient to rattle the world’s second-ranked player. Alcaraz held his ground and rightfully celebrated his progression to the next stage of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Alexander Zverev also advanced, orchestrating a comeback to eliminate compatriot Dominic Kepfer. Despite a shaky start that saw Kepfer claim the first set, Zverev rallied in the following sets, showcasing brilliance to secure his place in the subsequent round.

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