Carlos Alcaraz beats Alexander Zverev to take Madrid Open title

..................................................

"Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz completed a magical week with victory over defending champion Alexander Zverev in the Madrid Open final."

"The 19-year-old, who had beaten Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in his previous two matches, swept aside the German second seed 6-3 6-1."

"It is Alcaraz's second Masters 1000 crown after Miami last month and his fourth title of the year."

"He is set to rise to sixth in the world before the French Open later in May."

..................................................

"This tournament is special for me because it's a tournament I came and watched when I was seven or eight," he said.

"Zverev seemed totally out of sorts and unable to deal with the rising star of the sport."

..................................................

"Zverev blamed the scheduling for his lacklustre performance."

..................................................

"The scheduling needs to be done better ... Yesterday I started my match at 11:00pm. I played three sets. Finished at 1:30," the world number three said.

"Until I get back to the hotel, until I eat, until I do my work with the physio because I have to prepare my body for the next day, it's 5:00am."

Alcaraz also said he would be skipping the Rome Masters to recover from the ankle injury he suffered in the Madrid quarter-finals and be ready for the French Open, which starts on 22 May.

"For more please visit our website. Click on the link given below."

..................................................

Arrow