Jack Draper stuns Carlos Alcaraz at Queen’s Club in statement victory

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  • Draper beats defending champion 7-6 (3), 6-3
  • British No 1 will face Tommy Paul in quarter-finals

Even as Jack Draper began to digest his desperate first-round loss at the French Open in his press conference three weeks ago, he still managed to pair his hurt and frustration with some impressive perspective. Draper recognised that he was in the midst of a significant retooling of his game and this was the moment to continue trusting in his work.

Things can change so quickly in tennis and since that miserable moment, Draper has not lost another match. On Thursday he continued this spectacular breakthrough run by pulling off by far the best win of his life, defeating Carlos Alcaraz, the top seed and defending champion, 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the second round at Queen’s.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol at Queen’s Club
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