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US Open: Carlos Alcaraz's Strong Start to Grand Slam Garnished with a Melodic Ballad

US Open No1 seed Carlos Alcaraz serenaded Arthur Ashe Stadium with a song after his walkover victory in the first-round.

In a stunning display of talent and showmanship, Carlos Alcaraz, the No1 seed at the US Open, captivated the audience at Arthur Ashe Stadium with a post-match serenade. After his walkover victory in the first round, Alcaraz took the opportunity to showcase his singing skills, reminiscent of boxing legend Tyson Fury. The defending champion's campaign got off to a perfect start when his opponent, Dominik Koepfer, was forced to retire due to an ankle injury. Alcaraz was already leading comfortably when Koepfer limped off the court.

Despite the ease of his victory, Alcaraz had plenty of energy to spare. In a nod to Latin Grammy-winning artist Sebastian Yatra, he grabbed the microphone and treated the crowd to a song. It was revealed in his post-match interview that Yatra had been watching the match from the stands, which thrilled Alcaraz. He shared that he had hyped himself up for the tournament by listening to Yatra's hit song, 'VAGABUNDO.' When asked to sing a part of the song for the famous artist, Alcaraz surprised everyone by accepting the challenge and turning Arthur Ashe into his own personal stage.

The acclaimed singer couldn't help but smile as he watched Alcaraz give it his all, despite some struggles with the notes. As the crowd rallied behind the young tennis star, shyness eventually got the better of him, and he stopped singing. The fans, however, demanded an encore, but Alcaraz waved his arms to signal that the show was over.

While his unexpected singing debut may have come to an end in the United States, Alcaraz's journey at the US Open is far from over. In the second round, he will face South African ace Lloyd Harris. With his impressive track record, including a five-set victory over Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, few would dare to bet against the Spanish star. Alcaraz has a chance to defend the title he won in spectacular fashion last year, becoming the first teenager to lift the US Open men's title since Pete Sampras in 1990.

Don't miss a moment of the action at the US Open, where the biggest names in tennis, from Djokovic to Alcaraz, Swiatek to Sabalenka, are battling it out for the prestigious major at Flushing Meadows. You can catch all the excitement live and exclusive on Sky Sports. Subscribe now for just £15 a month and be a part of the thrill.

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