Carlos Alcaraz put on a dominant performance to continue his title defense at the Miami Open, defeating Dusan Lajovic in straight sets. The world No 1 showcased his top form, firing 26 winners and showing his class throughout the match.
Despite Lajovic’s early victory over Andy Murray in the tournament, he was unable to find his rhythm against the US Open winner, who put on a near-flawless performance. Alcaraz will now look to maintain his momentum as he faces Australian Open semi-finalist Tommy Paul in the fourth round.
In the second set of the match, Alcaraz displayed his expert forehand skills, converting on a crucial break point to secure the lead. However, he made a few uncharacteristic errors in the tenth game, allowing Lajovic to break back and level the set.
Nevertheless, the young Spaniard’s overall performance was too strong for Lajovic, who was unable to capitalize on his only break-point chance in the first set. Alcaraz’s form and consistency make him a strong contender in the Miami Open, and his upcoming match against Tommy Paul will surely be a highly anticipated one.