The scorching run of Carlos Alcaraz shows no signs of cooling. In the Miami Open presented by Itau on Tuesday, the defending champion put on another brutal display, dispatching American Tommy Paul 6-4, 6-4 to secure his ninth straight victory.
The Spaniard won after an hour and 36 minutes of play in front of a boisterous crowd inside Hard Rock Stadium because to his electrifying shotmaking, which included drop shots, flawless volleys, and a variety of brutal winners.
Alcaraz, who won his third ATP Masters 1000 title at Indian Wells earlier this month, is seeking to become the youngest player to win the "Sunny Double" this week. The 19-year-old will face World No. 10 Taylor Fritz in the quarterfinals as he looks to win his third championship of the year in Miami in order to maintain his top spot in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.