Roman Safiullin achieved the biggest win of his professional career by beating Carlos Alcaraz at the Paris Masters. Despite facing difficulties in both sets, the underdog made an impressive comeback and secured a surprising 6-3, 6-4 victory. This loss marks the first time second-seeded Alcaraz has been defeated in the first round of a tournament since 2023, when he received a bye in the opening round. It is a major setback for the Spaniard’s goal of finishing the season as the top-ranked player on the ATP tour for the second consecutive year.
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