TennisSection previews the 2021 US Open as Carlos Alcaraz takes on Arthur Rinderknech in the Round of 64 on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021.
Will Carlos Alcaraz go through? Will Arthur Rinderknech pull off the upset? This match will be an interesting one, where we will see the youngest player in the draw in action once again, who is looking to be a powerful card in New York this year. Who will move on to the Round of 32 at the 2021 US Open?
Carlos Alcaraz got a fantastic win over Cam Norrie in the first round, he defeated him quite easily, and considering he was in the top 30 seeds, Alcaraz has really arrived. He has shown himself to be one of the strongest players on the ATP Tour in the last few weeks, using his incredibly versatile and powerful groundstrokes to win points. He should have little to no problems coming up against Arthur Rinderknech, who is definitely at a lower level than Norrie. I do think Alcaraz can improve his serve, and I think he can do more off his backhand wing, sometimes those backhands of his seem to be a little dull, unlike his forehand which is always incredibly potent and feels like it can go anywhere in the court. I think he’ll be able to use it very effectively to get a nice, easy win to move on here in the 2021 US Open.
Arthur Rinderknech came back from two sets to love down to win his first match, an incredible effort. Despite that, he has to deal with Carlos Alcaraz, who is playing really good tennis and will most likely deliver a straight sets crushing to Rinderknech. While there are some things he can do to Alcaraz, like take advantage of his rather faulty second serve and constantly direct it to Alcaraz’s backhand, he still will be able to easily turn the point in his favor and rip forehand from the back of the court. It will be a very hard one for him for sure, and I don’t see him being able to do much to deal with the incredibly on-fire teenager at the moment to try and fight for a spot in the next round at the 2021 US Open.
Carlos Alcaraz and Arthur Rinderknech have never met before, with this being their first career meeting. It’s not too surprising that they’ve never met before, considering how soon it’s been since Alcaraz has arrived on the ATP Tour. Alcaraz is playing some great tennis, firing from all cylinders, using huge groundstrokes to hit winners from unbelievable positions, and being very consistent all whilst doing so. While Alcaraz is very strong mentally, he can occasionally go intoi little spurts where he is not playing his best tennis, Rinderknech is quite a good player himself, as his efforts to come back from two sets to love down have already proven, still though, Alcaraz remains the heavy favorite to get a easy win and progress to the third round here at the 2021 US Open,
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