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Carlos Alcaraz is making his second appearance in Rio de Janeiro.

Alcaraz Saves Ball Kids From Rain Storm In Rio

Alcaraz will resume his match against Delbonis on Friday

When the rain came pouring down at the Rio Open presented by Claro on Thursday evening, #NextGenATP Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz was on hand to save the day for the stranded ball kids.

Moments after play was suspended due to heavy rain during Alcaraz’s match against Federico Delbonis in Rio de Janeiro, the 18-year-old quickly rushed under cover to avoid a soaking.

Without hesitation, Alcaraz then ensured the ball kids remained dry as well, ushering them under the umbrella as they gratefully joined him by the side of the court, cracking smiles.

Following the suspension of play, Alcaraz will return to court on Friday at the ATP 500 event, leading Delbonis 5-4, 30/15. If the World No. 29 can advance, he may face Matteo Berrettini in the quarter-finals later on Friday. The top-seeded Italian faces Brazilian Thiago Monteiro in the second round.

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