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The key to Jack Draper landing biggest win of his career against Carlos Alcaraz at Queen’s

A figure of composure and poise throughout what would transpire to be the biggest afternoon of his career so far, Jack Draper could not contain his emotions any longer by the end. Calm at the moment of triumph, when Carlos Alcaraz whipped a final forehand into the net, respectful at the shake of hands, the 22-year-old from Sutton in south London leapt up in the air and screamed towards his elated player box.


Nineteen years on from Andy Murray’s emergence to the British public at Queen’s – and a day after the two-time Wimbledon champion retired with the end of his career close now – this felt like a statement win. A changing of the guard: Draper has arrived.


And it wasn’t just the impressive straight-set scoreline, 7-6(3), 6-3, which caught the eye on a sunny afternoon in West Kensington. Nor was it restricting Alcaraz, one of the game’s great returners, to just one break point all afternoon. It was everything working exquisitely in tandem with Draper – undeterred by a rare miss – playing with complete clarity. This was all-out attack.

Carlos Alcaraz fête ce vendredi son 20e anniversaire. Le Murcien espère s’offrir un beau cadeau sur le court en se qualifiant pour la finale du Masters 1000 de Madrid dont il est tenant du titre. Ce serait un accomplissement de plus dans une jeune carrière déjà bien fournie. Héritier désigné du “Big 3”, fait-il néanmoins aussi bien que Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal et Novak Djokovic au même âge ?