Failed defending champion Carlos Alcaraz was not particularly happy with the new “shot clock” rule after his round of 16 loss at the ATP World Tour 500 tournament at the Queen's Club in London.

Carlos Alcaraz had to… London Queen's Club surprises in the round of 16 British Defeating Jack Draper in straight sets. He Spanish people He started the ATP World Tour 500 tournament as the defending champion and was also able to win the Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon the previous year.

This also broke a streak of thirteen consecutive victories for the Spaniard.

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After being eliminated in the round of 16, the world number two expressed clear dissatisfaction with the “shot timer” regulations, which for the first time were stricter in London. As a test, the 25-second countdown at the Queen's Club begins almost immediately after the rally.

Previously, it was common practice to start the stopwatch only after the referee announced the score.

“The change is bad for the players,” the Murcian complained after the lost game. “Otherwise, when you play a long point or finish the play at the net, you have time to go to the towel or do your routines. For example, I always ask for four balls.”

He constantly felt rushed and promised to speak to the ATP about this situation in the near future.