Miami Open 2023: Twitter reacts as Carlos Alcaraz downs Dusan Lajovic, cruises into last 16

Alcaraz registered three aces and returned four out of five break points to register a 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) victory on Sunday.

Carlos Alcaraz in a file photo. (Image Credits: twitter)
By Nilavro Ghosh | Mar 27, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Reigning Indian Wells champion Carlos Alcaraz advanced to the round of 16 of the 2023 Miami Open after a comprehensive victory over unseeded Serbian Dusan Lajovic. Alcaraz registered three aces and returned four out of five break points to register a 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) victory on Sunday. His win percentages on the first and second serves were 71% and 44% respectively. The Spaniard also managed to win eight service games to win the match.

Alcaraz, who is the top seed, defeated Facundo Bagnis in the round of 64 6-0, 6-2 on Saturday. The Spanish teenager has won two tournaments this season already, despite not being available for the Australian Open. He first won the Argentina Open where he defeated Cameron Norrie in the final. The two faced off again in the final of the Rio Open but it was Norrie who came out on top that time by a score of 7-5, 4-6, 5-7.

The Spaniard’s latest success came at the Indian Wells Masters where he defeated an in-form Daniil Medvedev in comprehensive fashion. The score at the end of the match was 6-3, 6-2 and Alcaraz was crowned the 2023 Indian Wells champion. The result propelled him to the top of world tennis again and now, he looks to bag the sunshine double.

Twitter reacts

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the Spaniard’s victory in the round of 32 at Miami:

Cameron Norrie suffers shock loss in round two

Britain’s best hope of having a home-grown player win the Miami Open came crashing on Sunday as 11th seed Cameron Norrie faced a shock defeat against Frenchman Gregoire Barrere. The match was over in an hour and 10 minutes with the score line reading 6-3, 6-2 in the Frenchman’s favour. The Brit could only record three aces, and committed one double fault. He could not return a single break point and his win percentage on the first and second serves were 65% and 38% respectively.

It was indeed a shock result for the Brit who had all the momentum in the world after winning the Rio Open in February where he beat Carlos Alcaraz in the final. Norrie had taken part in the Indian Wells Masters earlier this month where he beat the likes of Andrey Rublev and Taro Daniel, before being ousted in the last eight by home favorite Frances Tiafoe.

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No one really gave Barrere much of a chance but the Frenchman proved that he belongs in the big leagues with the best players in the world. After breaking Norrie’s serve in the eighth game, Barrere took the court by storm and absolutely outclassed his opponent to book a place in the third round. He will face a tricky test against home favorite Christopher Eubanks next.

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