Last minute of Alcaraz-Masarova vs Mertens/Goffin, live
Good afternoon everyone. Soon the premiere of the Spain of Masarova and Alcaraz will begin in the Hopman Cup 2023. The debut will be at 4:00 p.m. and will begin with the Masarova-Mertens and will continue with Alcaraz-Goffin.
For the Belgian team it will be his second game, since yesterday Belgium lost 2-1 against Croatia. First of all Mertens endorsed a 6-2 6-2 to Donna Vekic. Later, the Croatian Coric equalized the tie in a fast-paced duel against Goffin. And that’s it In the third and final duel, the Croatian couple beat the Belgian by 10-6 in the third set.
Alcaraz arrives at this match as number 1 in the ATP rankingwhile Goffin does it like 111 on the lists. A priori it may seem like an unequal duel, and even more so after Alcaraz’s victory at Wimbledon against Djokovic, but the Belgian is a very experienced player who has reached the finals of important tournaments.
At the level of results, Belgium already leaves with a 0-1 after yesterday’s defeat against Croatia. Therefore, they play everything for everything in this duel against Spain. Ours, for their part, could allow themselves a defeat by the minimum and play the qualification to the grand final on Sunday against the Croatia of Coric and Vekic.
The Hopman Cup, let’s remember, is a tournament that has been held for 34 years, since 1989. However, it was not held in the 2020, 2021 and 2022 editions due to the coronavirus pandemic. The top winner of this tournament is United States with 6 titles, the last in 2011. Spain, for its part, is opting for its fifth title (accumulates 4) and will begin the road to the title today from 4:00 p.m.