Carlos Alcaraz credited with ‘absolutely incredible’ dismissal of Sebastian Korda

Carlos Alcaraz said he was ‘very proud’ after he made a stunning return to form at the French Open to dismiss Sebastian Korda.

Alcaraz only got through his round two match with Albert Ramos-Vinolas by the skin of his teeth, with him needing to save match point in what turned into a five-set epic.

He was back to his brutal best against Korda in the night session on Friday, though, bludgeoning his way to a 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win.

“I am very proud,” Alcaraz said on court after the match. “I think the night session is really fun to play, the people enjoyed the match and I am so grateful to play in front of such a fun crowd.

“In every match I am trying to have fun. I love playing out there.

“I love playing in this kind of court and I love playing in France. I enjoy every single second.”

Alcaraz’s return to form certainly impressed Eurosport expert Tim Henman, who described the Spaniard’s performance as ‘sheer quality.

“I thought his performance was absolutely incredible,” Henman said of Alcaraz.

“Korda did not play as well as he would have liked, but he was not allowed to play because of the sheer quality of Carlos Alcaraz in every area.

“All credit to Alcaraz, it was a clinic out there. There were times you were watching a rally unfold and you thought Korda had the upper hand and then Alcaraz is able to turn defence into attack in the blink of an eye.”

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