Murcian went through the press room to analyze his victory in the third round of the Indian Wells Masters 1000 against Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor, which also saw him reach 100 ATP wins as a professional.
Carlitos Alcaraz add and continue Indian Wells. The Spanish tennis player, the first seed in the draw, reached the fourth round of the first Masters 1000 tournament of the year after a hard-fought victory (7-6(4) and 6-3) against Dutch Tallon Griekspoor, 36 del ranking ATP. Looking for a quarter-final, Alcaraz will face British Jack Draper, who got rid of his compatriot yesterday. Andy Murray author 7-6 yrs 6-2.
At his press conference after the meeting, whose statements are collected by the newspaper LIKEMurcian highlighted the difficulty of the duel against Griekspoor, which is marked by the typical and incessant wind of the California desert. Alcaraz, who added to his winning numbers 100 as a professional who is the second youngest in history to reach this number (only trailing John McEnroe), he stated that he was very proud of this fact and warned of the danger of his next competitor, the aforementioned Jack Draper, whom he already defeated last year Basel.
The level increases with the opponent and the mood
«Well, I would say it was different. It’s a little more windy today, the conditions have been a little more difficult compared to the previous match. I had to step up my game because of the wind and also because the opponent was different. But I would say I’m proud of the level I played today.«.
Second time against Draper
«I know he is a very good player. He plays very well and has already beaten big rivals such as Daniel Evans and Andy Murray. I know I have to play my best tennis and give it my all on the court. I played against him in Basel and won 7 to 5 in the third I think. The match will be very tight and I’m going to enjoy it«.
«A lot has happened since the first time. I am very proud of my achievement My 100 wins in 132 games. I’ve seen that I’m the second player in history to need the fewest games to reach that number. I am very proud of myself«.
Alcaraz and Draper will hit the track at dawn this Thursday, in the first turn of the night in midfield (not before 18:00 local time, 02:00 Spanish time).