Tennis: Alcaraz roars into Wimbledon third round

Carlos Alcaraz of Spain celebrates after winning his second-round match against Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

LONDON (REUTERS) - Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz put down an impressive marker on the Wimbledon lawns as he breezed past Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor into the third round on Wednesday (June 29).

The 19-year-old fifth seed needed five sets to beat Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff on Monday but turned it up a notch against Griekspoor to win 6-4 7-6(0) 6-3.

Even when he was pushed into a tiebreak in the second set, Alcaraz reeled off seven straight points to seize control.

It was only the fourth match of his career on grass but already he looks capable of a deep run into the second week.

Next up is Germany's 32nd seed Oscar Otte on Friday.

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