(New York) Carlos Alcaraz, 19 years and 4I around the world, and the birth sinner, 21 and 13I Joining the new wave of world tennis will go head-to-head in the quarterfinals of the United States Open on Wednesday in the ATP rankings.
Posted at 9:47 am.
The Spaniard qualified by defeating Marin Cilic (17) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.I), winner of the event in 2014, in New York from Monday to Tuesday at midnight, appearing at 2:23 a.m. local time when he was able to finish after a very intense fight at about 3:54 p.m.
Faster in his first three rounds, Alcarz was hanging higher this time against the experienced Croatian, who was trying to reach this stage for the fifth time at Flushing Meadows.
More aggressive (45 winning shots against 28), but also much clumsy (66 unforced errors against 41, including 13 double faults), Cilic ended the crack with supersonic legs against the resistance of his young opponent, who Used to throw almost everything back on the court when he couldn’t compete more beautifully with his reinforced concrete right hand.
Alcaraz was not content to be rock on Arthur-Ash, partly filled with yellow ball fans who were packed to the end for the spectacle it offered. He also capitalized on opportunities when they arose, such as his third-set victory, breaking Cilic 5-4 on best-time.
Youngest world N.1?
A realism that he failed to show in the next round, as he wasted seven break points in contrast to Cilic, who needed only one to open up a 2 innings draw everywhere.
In the same spirit, the previous Roland-Garros semifinalist Croatian, his best result in the Major for four years, again took the serve of his opponent at the start of the fifth round.
But for the voice of Alkraj, ” we will do , Missing his glorious big Rafael Nadal, who had previously taken everyone by surprise by American Francis Tiafo, was able to re-emerge by taking two following face-offs from the Croatian.
Last year, for his first partnership, Carlos Alcaraz revealed himself in New York, where he had already reached the quarterfinals after notably dismissing Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in a memorable match. This year, he confirmed his emergence by winning four tournaments, including the Masters 1000 in Miami and Madrid.
Which makes him one of the contenders for this title. Nadal, but Daniil Medvedev, who was defeated by Australian Nick Kyrgios on Sunday, is now out of the race. A potential icing on the cake, Alcaraz could go down in history if he reaches the final, as it would ensure him to become the youngest world N.1 in history, the Russian sure to be dethroned.
But first the Spaniard will have to quickly recover from his efforts and overcome the sinister obstacle. The 21-year-old Italian, already a quarter-finalist at this year’s Australian Open and Wimbledon, also struggled for a long time at 3:48 to lead 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 4- 6. , Belarusian Ilya Ivashka’s 6-3 (73 .)I,