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Carlos Alcaraz

, number 4 in the world, left behind the defeat suffered last week in his debut in


and authoritatively beat American

Mackenzie McDonald

(n.72) 6-3, 6-2, in his debut at the

Masters Cincinnati 1,000


With renewed energy and motivation to revive himself after the defeat inflicted on him by the American Tommy Paul, Alcaraz settled his first match on the Grand Stand court of the

Lindner Family Tennis Center

in one hour and five minutes and is already in the third round.

He will face the winner of the duel between the Croatian

Marin Cilic

and the Finn

Emil Ruusuvuori


Alcaraz revalidated the victory he had achieved against McDonald earlier this year in

Indian Wells

, when he beat him by a double 6-3 en route to the semifinals, in which he would surrender to his compatriot

Rafa Nadal


This Tuesday's is his first victory in Cincinnati, where last year he fell to Italian

Lorenzo Sonego

in his debut in the main draw.

Now add a balance of 16 wins for three losses in the Masters 1,000 this year, with the wins in

Miami and Madrid

as icing on the cake.

Alcaraz needed only 30 minutes to win the first set, with aggressive tennis from the start that disarmed McDonald, who was playing this tournament thanks to an invitation letter.

Alcaraz got the break in the first game and only conceded four points on serve, which allowed him to take a comfortable lead until sealing the first set with a new 'break', at 5-3.

The Murcian managed nine winning shots and moved with ease on the

Grand Stand court

, allowing only two winners to McDonald, a rival who reached the second round after beating the Georgian

Nikoloz Basilashvili


Alcaraz did not stop stepping on the accelerator and took command of the second set, with a break in the sixth game, in his third chance of a 'break'.

Solid with the serve and aggressive to the return, Alcaraz had the support of a large part of the public, despite the fact that he faced an American rival.

"It's fantastic, it's very good to play on this track

," said the Murcian in the interview at the foot of the pitch, after ruling the match 6-2.

He raised his record on fast surfaces to 13-3 and now has 43 wins for only eight losses this year.

Spanish tennis lost

Pablo Carreño

on Tuesday , champion of the Montreal Masters 1,000 last Sunday,

Albert Ramos and Alejandro Davidovich


Carreño surrendered to the Serbian

Miomir Kecmanovic

, Ramos lost to the Italian

Fabio Fogninin

and Davidovich could not beat the Australian

Nick Kyrgios


In addition to Alcaraz, Rafa Nada, who will debut this Wednesday in the center against the Croatian

Borna Coric


Roberto Bautista

, who will face the American

Marcos Giron, Paula Badosa

, who will debut against the Australian

Ajla Tomljianovic

, and the Spanish

Garbiñe Muguruza

, who will face Kazakh

Elena Rybakina

, Wimbledon champion.

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