Carlos Alcaraz become the primary participant since Rafael Nadal to copy as Barcelona Open champion on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas.
It used to be the 3rd name received this 12 months by means of the 19-year-old Spaniard, and the 9th of his occupation.
Alcaraz closed the general on the Rafa Nadal middle courtroom with a forehand winner for his 5th consecutive straight-set win on the event this 12 months.
The second-ranked Spaniard had now not effectively defended a name in his occupation ahead of Sunday. Nadal used to be the ultimate participant to win consecutive titles in Barcelona with 3 directly from 2016–18. Alcaraz may even attempt to protect his name on the upcoming Madrid Open.
He is now 23-2 for the 12 months. His different titles this season got here at Buenos Aires and Indian Wells.
Alcaraz used to be enjoying in his fourth ultimate in 5 tournaments this 12 months, successful it with 26 winners and 7 unforced mistakes.
He and Tsitsipas exchanged breaks early within the first set however Alcaraz in the end took keep an eye on to conveniently safe his fourth consecutive win over the fifth-ranked Greek. He had additionally overwhelmed Tsitsipas within the Barcelona quarterfinals ultimate 12 months.
The 24-year-old Tsitsipas used to be looking to win his first name in Barcelona after two times shedding the general to Nadal in 2018 and 2021. He used to be searching for his first name of the 12 months, and tenth of his occupation.
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