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Tennis: Wins for Alcaraz, Fritz and Rublev at the Madrid Open

# Tennis: Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz is through to the last 16 of the Madrid Open, as he seeks to win the title for a record third consecutive year. The Spaniard defeated Brazil’s Thiago Seyboth Wild, 6-3, 6-3, to set up a meeting with Germany’s 23rd seed Jan-Lennard Struff, a repeat of last year’s final. American Taylor Fritz is through to the Madrid Open fourth round for the second straight year, beating Argentina’s Sebastian Baez, 6-2, 6-3. There were also wins for Russia’s Andrey Rublev and Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz.