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Tennis-Alcaraz makes winning start in Paris, Nadal and Medvedev out

Tennis-Alcaraz makes winning start in Paris, Nadal and Medvedev out

World first Carlos Alcaraz sailed into the Paris Masters third round with winning 6-4, 6-4 over Yoshihito Nishioka, but Rafa Nadal, and Daniil Medvedev both fell to unexpected losses on Wednesday.Nadal who was playing his first singles game in his participation in the U.S. Open fourth round and the birth of his son Nadal won the opening match with American Tommy Paul but went down to 3-6 7-6(4) 6-1.

The loss ended the an 22-time Grand Slam champion Nadal's hopes of reclaiming the top position in the world from Alcaraz last week.The world's number three Medvedev who took home the Vienna title last week, fell the match 6-4 2-6 7-5 Australian Alex de Minaur.Alcaraz was quick off the blocks and hit 30 winners to take down his Japanese opponent, despite losing serve in the opening set, which was the only break point that he encountered throughout the match.

First round of every tournament isn't straightforward. It is essential to stay focused, and you must attempt to establish a rhythm, and good feel during the first round" stated the 19 year old Spaniard.I was required to adapt to this court for the game. I found it (it was) very fast on this court is very fast, however, I'm a great player on courts that are indoor.These types of courts are helpful to me in the game.

Medvedev battled to come back during the 2nd set, but De Minaur put on a impressive performance in the decisive set and came from a set down to secure his first professional victory against a top-five player.A furious Medvedev hit his racket to the floor after he double-failed on the point of match, before handshakes and embracing De Minaur at the net.

It's the last day of the year, everybody's exhausted however I'm very happy of what I did. I played extremely smart,said De Minaur.It was a gruelling struggle and I'm so satisfied to have be victorious.The Australian will next play U.S. Open semi-finalist Frances Tiafoe who beat the unseeded Jack Draper 6-3 7-5.Then the 4th seeds Stefanos Tsitsipas produced a fine performance to eliminate Dan Evans, breaking the Briton early in both sets. He also made the majority of his opponent's unforced mistakes to earn a 7-6 6-4 win.

Felix Auger-Aliassime from Canada along with Russian Andrey Rublev secured the final two spots during the season's final ATP Finals held in Turin after Taylor Fritz's hopes were dashed by the loss in the final to Gilles Simon.Auger-Aliassime fought to the 6-7(6) 7-6(6) 7-6(6) victory against Swede Mikael Ymer, while Rublev defeated John Isner 6-1 in 6-3 on Tuesday.They will be joined by Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic, Nadal, Casper Ruud, Tsitsipas and Medvedev at the tournament.Which reported by most trusted online slots.