This Challenger 35 in Murcia is hitting the headlines for a couple of reasons.

First, it was the event that saw the retirement of Nicolas Almagro; second, there is a 15-year-old that reached the 3rd round after beating his first top200 player.

Home favorite Carlos Alcaraz Garfia defeated fellow countryman and world No.140 Pedro Martinez 6-3 7-6 (4) after showing incredible tennis.

The teen had the full support of a packed crowd that went of fire as soon as the youngster won the match in 1 hour and 47 minutes.

Is Carlos Alcaraz Garfia the new Rafael Nadal?

Of course, it is by far too early to state that. However, it’s inevitable to draw a comparison with the King of Clay that at the same age defeated the world no.81 Ramon Delgado 17 years ago in Mallorca.

Time will tell if we will have another Spanish champion on the way.

 

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