Astana Open: Alcaraz Loses To Goffin

By Chimezie Nebolisa

World No 1 Carlos Alcaraz suffered loss at the Astana Open when he fell 7-5 6-3 to Belgium’s David Goffin in the first round on Tuesday.

He said he would “take lessons” from his shock first-round exit at the Astana Open.

“He played better than me, really, really aggressive. I couldn’t handle that pressure that he was pushing on me and of course it’s something that I have to learn and take lessons from this match,”he said.

The 19-year-old was playing his first ATP tournament since his Grand Slam triumph in New York that saw him become the youngest ever world No 1.

“Coming back to competition is never easy. He (Goffin) played two matches here on this court. It’s not easy to get used to, it’s really, really slow. It was really tough on me, for my confidence.I tried to get used to this court so quickly, but I couldn’t and he was better than me in this match,” Alcaraz concluded.