Carlos Alcaraz wasn’t at his best, but he still managed to defeat Alexander Zverev in straight sets, moving closer to a US Open repeat. Discover Alcaraz ‘ready for a great battle against Medvedev’ after brushing aside Zverev.
Despite more errors than winners and a shaky first-serve rate, Alcaraz capitalized on break points while fending off Zverev’s challenges, winning 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Alcaraz now faces Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals, setting up a clash between the last two US Open champions.
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Zverev, after a grueling previous match, couldn’t maintain his energy. Alcaraz took the first set, and in the second, Zverev suffered an injury, affecting his movement and serve speed.
For Alcaraz, it’s been an incredible year since winning his first major title and becoming the No. 1 ranked player. He’s matured and handled pressure better, with a remarkable Grand Slam record.
In another match, Madison Keys reached her first US Open semi-final since 2018 with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Marketa Vondrousova. Keys faces Aryna Sabalenka in the semi-finals, potentially setting up an all-American final against Coco Gauff or Karolina Muchova.