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Carlos Alcaraz looked good against Shang Juncheng. © APA/AFP / MARTIN KEEP

Alcaraz walks into the round of 16

The Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, seeded number two, walked into the round of 16 of the Tennis Australian Open with a submission victory against the Chinese Shang Juncheng on Saturday.

The 18-year-old Shang had to pass due to a thigh injury at 1:6,1:6,0:1 and congratulated Alcaraz. The Iberian will now face 24-year-old Kecmanovic in a duel for a place in the quarter-finals.


With Hubert Hurkacz, number 9 is also in the last 16, the Pole lost out to Frenchman Ugo Humbert (No. 21) with 3:6,6:1,7:6(4),6:3. Hurkacz now has to deal with Arthur Cazaux. The 21-year-old French wildcard player had eliminated the Dane Holger Rune (8) in the previous round and now gave another test of talent against the Dutchman Talon Griekspoor (28) with a score of 6:3,6:3,6:1. The American Tommy Paul, in 14th position, was eliminated with a 4:6,6:3,6:2,6:7(7),0:6 against the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic.

Alexander Zverev is also in the round of 6. The German won against the American Alex Michelsen 2:7, 6:7 (4:6), 2:19 and, unlike in the previous two rounds, was hardly challenged. Zverev scored his first match point against the 1-year-old American after just 59:XNUMX hours. Daniil Medvedev, who handled Felix Auger-Aliassime, also showed no weakness.

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