Carlos Alcaraz defeats Jenson Brooksby to advance to fourth round

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Last update: September 04, 2022, 09:59 IST

Tennis star Carlos Alcaraz (AP Image)

US Open 2022: Carlos Alcaraz beat third seed Jenson Brooksby of the United States 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to claim a season-leading 47th win of the year

Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz claimed a season-leading 47th victory of the year on Saturday as he advanced to the fourth round of the US Open despite having one of his shoes break.

The third seed beat Jenson Brooksby of the United States 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on the back of 46 winners.

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Alcaraz, quarter-finalists in 2021, will face either 2014 champion Marin Cilic or Dan Evans for a place in the quarter-finals.

The 19-year-old managed to break one of his tennis shoes while slipping to reach a ball in the middle of the match.

“This is the third time I’ve done this. As you can see, I do a lot of sliding,” said Alcaraz.

Aside from the broken shoe, which he gave to a fan at the end of the match, his only other issue on Saturday was having to defend against a double breakdown in the third set.

“He was playing with a high level, high intensity, he’s a tough opponent,” Alcaraz said.

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