M 1000 MIAMI OPEN. by Emiliano Naftali
Carlos Alcaraz won against Dusan Lajovic 6-0, 7-6 (5) on Sunday evening. He’ll face American Tommy Paul, the No 16 seed, in the next round. Alcaraz In his post-match interview with ATP Media, said:
“Everything was under control, or I thought it was, but no, at the end of a match is never easy,” he said. “The nerves came out. I made a few mistakes that I didn’t do during the whole match, so it was tough to turn the match around.
“But I am happy with the level that I’m playing and it was a good match.”
Asked what he tells himself when he is under pressure in difficult moments, Alcaraz said: “Go for it – don’t have fear to have mistakes or to lose.”
Alcaraz was asked which element of his game has been most pleasing to him since he returned from injury last month.
“I would say the movement, I feel fast on court, I move well, I move with no thinking about the injury before, that’s for me the most important pint for me and the the part that I’m enjoying a lot,” he said, adding: “Of course, also with the variety that I’m playing, a lot of shots, honestly as I said before, I’m enjoying every single second out there.”