Roberto Karballes defeats world number four at the US Open

Granada tennis player Roberto Karballes He signed a big win by defeating the Dane in the first round of the US Open Holger Ron, who is fourth in the ATP rankings and who was also the fourth seed in this “Grand Slam”. The Caballes defeated Ron by 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 and 6-2 At two hours and 42 minutes, it was his first victory over the “top ten” in his entire career.

So far, his most notable victory – in terms of rankings – was his win at Roland Garros in 2020 over Canadian Denis Shapovalov, who was then No. 11 in the ATP rankings. Granada, by the way he took revenge From Ron, who eliminated him in the second round of the last edition of Wimbledon. The champion of Marrakech this year will face the winner of the match between Czech Jiri Lehika (29) and Russian Aslan Karatsev (77) in the second round of the US Open.

more aggressive

He told the match coach: “I needed an important win like this. Yes, it is true that I always needed to hit the “click” in order to be able to achieve great victories, because to get to the “top” you need more. That’s what I’ve been trying to work on a little bit with my team, to be more aggressive, and try to score more points for free, since then. Tennis today is almost every two or three shotsHe said at a news conference.

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he World No. 63 He pointed out that he is improving on hard courts, highlighting, for example, his victory last year over Italian Matteo Berrettini. “I feel good in this kind of circuit. I’m very happy. Besides, I haven’t competed for about a month, I felt a bit uncomfortable,” he said.

Regarding the match, he pointed out that “the first two sets were very difficult and since then I noticed that he wanted to reduce the points a little more. In the third and fourth sets.” I found myself very comfortable. “I made very few unforced errors and by having him play every point I saw the options go up.”

Carballet also addressed Ron’s pre-match criticism of the court chosen for the duel, which was not one of the main facilities at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center despite the fact that the Dane ranks fourth in the ATP. “I think in the end playing one court on another, they are the same pitch dimensions, in the end nothing changes. It really surprised me too. I thought we would play again. slightly larger track being number four. But I don’t think it was in my best interest.”

He also joked about it Little luck in the Grand Slam drawsSince this year, he has faced Serbian Novak Djokovic (2) in the Australian Open, Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (7) in Roland Garros, and Ron (4) in both Wimbledon and the US Open. That if someone else touched you, you might have more options. You can’t beat number 4 in the world every day. But you have to try to take advantage of the opportunities and try, if the other one is a bit weaker, to get the most out of it.”, he pointed out.

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