Alcaraz loses in first match as No. 1

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ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) Carlos Alcaraz's first match as the No. 1-ranked player ended with a straight-set loss to David Goffin at the Astana Open on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old Spaniard lost 7-5, 6-3 in his first tour match since winning the U.S. Open and capturing the No. 1 ranking.

"David was playing really, really well. To come back to competition is never easy," Alcaraz said. "It's really tough for me, for my confidence."

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