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Carlos Alcarez has regained the number one spot in the world rankings after winning his debut match at the Italian Open tennis tournament. Alcarez beat Albert Ramos Vinolas 6-4, 6-1 to replace Novak Djokovic as the top seed. This also ensured that he would get the first seeding in the French Open starting May 28.
Alcarez, who entered the tournament on the back of titles in Barcelona and Madrid, has taken his winning streak to 12 matches. Alcarez will next face either Jiri Leheka or qualifier Fabian Marozsson of Hungary. Alcarez’s record this season is 30-2, including 14-0 against players ranked over the top 50.
Interruption of matches due to rain
In other men’s second round matches, sixth seed Andre Rublev beat Alex Molken 6-3, 6-4, Lorenzo Sonego beat Yoshihito Nishioka 7-5, 6-3, JJ Wolff beat 14th seed Hubert Hercz. 6-3, 6-4 and Borna Coric defeated Thiago Monteiro 4-6, 7-6(8), 7-6(5).
Djokovic won the first match
Djokovic is in the second half and has beaten world number 61 Tomas Martin Etcheverry 7-6(5), 6-2 in his first-round match. The matches started two hours late due to rain. Later many matches were postponed to the next day. In the men’s section, fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas was leading 6-3, 4-3 against Nuno Borges when the match was stopped.
Osorio and Kalinina won
In women’s third-round matches, Colombian qualifier Camila Osorio beat fifth seed Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-4, Angelina Kalinina beat Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-2 and Wang Ziyu beat Taylor Townsend. Defeated 6-2, 0-6, 7-5.