Carlos Alcaraz will continue to live new experiences in his life next week, as he has done throughout the season.

He will play his 40th main draw match on the ATP Tour (23-16 record) in the opening round, compared to only two previous years.

He will now make his ATP Tour main draw debut at the Erste Bank Open, the final ATP 500 of 2021, which will be hosted in Vienna, Austria.

Not only because of this but also because it will be unique for the Spanish from the start.

The seasoned Daniel Evans ranked No. 23 in the FedEx ATP Rankings and with whom he has no prior history, will be his opponent on the opposite side of the network.

The 18-year-old from Murcia will be trying for his first victory since reaching the quarter-finals of the US Open, where he made his Grand Slam debut.

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And if he gets it, he’ll be able to get revenge on Andy Murray, who executed him just a few days ago at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Of course, the British player must win his first match. Which will be against Hubert Hurkacz of Poland, the tournament’s fifth seed.

The latter will be one of Vienna’s most intriguing first-round meetings. Another will be the match between Argentine Diego Schwartzman, the event’s eighth seed, and Italian Fabio Fognini.

The two have a 1-1 record, although the 29-year-old from Buenos Aires won the last meeting, which took place in Vienna (2017).

The clash between the Spanish Pablo Carreo Busta and the Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili. Who was recently a finalist in Indian Wells and who leads the history between the two 1-0, is also on the list of must-see debuts.

Roger Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, is one of the most well-known sports figures in the world. However, that does not qualify him to be Matteo Berrettini’s choice for tennis spokesperson.

Instead, it is his services to the sport outside of the camera that impresses the Italian the most.

Federer is praised by Berrettini

Roger Federer, the Swiss maestro, has been the face of tennis for nearly two decades.

His charm on the court has undoubtedly propelled the sport to new heights.

That is why, among active players, Italian Matteo Berrettini believes he is the best spokesperson for the sport.

As a result, when asked who is the finest advocate for the sport, Berrettini automatically named his childhood hero.

“Roger. I admire the example he sets, and the time he gives to the sport off the court and away from the cameras,” Berrettini told John Russo of Gio.

“I feel he understands that he has the power to have a much more significant impact on the world in general.

“Whether it is his charity work or sitting on the ATP player council for so many years.

“He utilizes the sport and his popularity to impact as many lives as he can positively.”


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