Carlos Alcaraz wins the first set in pain against Richard Gasquet… Follow the match

A heavyweight for Richard Gasquet from the start. The Frenchman faces Carlos Alcaraz this Tuesday morning in the first round of the Australian Open.

France Télévisions – Sports Editorial



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Carlos Alcaraz had to work hard to win the first round against Richard Gasquet in the first round of the Australian Open, January 16, 2024. (WILLIAM WEST / AFP)

The entry number 2 in the world. Richard Gasquet, just ejected from the world top 100 after having had his place there for 956 weeks, will face Carlos Alcaraz, Tuesday January 16, during the first round of the Australian Open. The Spaniard has not hidden his ambitions: to beat Novak Djokovic and win the tournament.

A small question remains about his state of form, since he made the decision not to play a tournament in 2024 before Melbourne: “I preferred to take a vacation, take the time to recover physically and mentally, and do very good preparation. We needed four or five weeks to properly prepare for the season.” he confided at a press conference. The last time the two men faced each other was in Umag in 2021. Carlos Alcaraz, then 18 years old, soundly defeated Richard Gasquet in two sets (6-2, 6-2).

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