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Alcaraz ‘not surprised’ by defeat to qualifier Safiullin in second round

Updated on: 02 November,2023 09:18 AM IST  |  Paris
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Spanish World No. 2 Alcaraz, who was making his return to the court following injuries to his lower back and left foot, had been given a bye in the first round but had no answer to Russian qualifier Roman Safiullin who eased through 6-3, 6-4

Alcaraz ‘not surprised’ by defeat to qualifier Safiullin in second round

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Carlos Alcaraz slipped to a shock defeat on his return from injury on Tuesday at the Paris Masters while Alexander Zverev needed three sets to see off Marton Fucsovics 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.


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Spanish World No. 2 Alcaraz, who was making his return to the court following injuries to his lower back and left foot, had been given a bye in the first round but had no answer to Russian qualifier Roman Safiullin who eased through 6-3, 6-4. 


“He didn’t surprise me at all because I knew that he has been playing a great level these last few months, beating big guys, reaching finals,” said a disconsolate Alcarez. Meanwhile, Daniil Medvedev became the latest high seed to fall when he lost to Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov  6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/2) on Wednesday.

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