Part of what makes Alcaraz such a threat is that there are very few weaknesses in his game. But across two rounds at Roland-Garros, a concerning pattern started to emerge.
Up against Juan Ignacio Londero in the first round, Alcaraz generated 12 break opportunities, and converted six of them en route to a comfortable win.
In the second round, he had 31 chances to break Albert Ramos Vinolas and capitalised on just eight of them. It was a decidedly less comfortable win for Alcaraz, who had to save a match point to close out his countryman 6-1, 6-7(7), 5-7, 7-6(2), 6-4.
Could it be that Alcaraz was actually starting to crack under pressure?
Not so fast, Alcaraz seemed to say on Chatrier tonight.
While Korda also saved the bulk of break points he faced tonight, 11 of 15, he was under constant pressure from the Spaniard throughout.
Alcaraz stayed calm to find a way to break through, and he also defended his own serve to keep Korda on the back foot, saving all five of the break points he faced.