Alcaraz’s first Davis Cup loss since winning No. 1 and the US Open
Félix Auger-Aliassime of Canada defeated World No. 1, Carlos Alcaraz, in three sets in the group stage of the Davis Cup on Friday. The match was Carlos Alcaraz’s first loss since he won the title at the US Open last Sunday. The score was 6-7 (3/7), 6-4, and 6-2. Despite the support of a public who came in large numbers to Valencia to congratulate him after winning his first Grand Slam, the Spaniard, who is 19 years old, conceded the point of the equalization in Canada in the second single against Auger-Aliassime (13th) after the victory of Roberto Bautista (21st) against Vasek Pospisil (141st) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. The victory of Roberto Bautista (21
Alcaraz, perhaps diminished after his marathon meetings at the US Open, won the first set in the tie-break in an early elbow-to-elbow match. Each player controlled his service game, and the Canadian even passed 7 aces. Alcaraz was not aligned by Spain in the victory against Serbia (3-0) on Wednesday (16 in the game). He was rattled by Auger-Aliassime, and as a result, he capitulated in the second set, and then he capitulated in the third set when he found himself trailing 4-1 before losing 6 games to 2 and not winning any break points in the game.