At 19, he has already entered the history of modern tennis. Carlos Alcaraz achieved an exceptional performance on Saturday in the semi-finals of the Masters 1000 in Madrid by overthrowing the world number 1 after an epic match in three tie-breaks (6-7, 7-6, 7-6) and 3h35 of tennis delight . He thus becomes the first player to beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the same tournament on clay, which is moreover on two days in a row.
The youngest player to beat a circuit boss since Nadal against Roger Federer in the 2005 Roland-Garros semi-final, he will play the final against the winner of the second half between Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
This time it’s the right one: Alcaraz offers himself the scalp of his idol Nadal
YESTERDAY AT 4:42 PM
“Si se puede, si se puede” (“yes, it’s possible” in French), or even “Carlos, Carlos”: these were the songs that accompanied the new phenomenon of world tennis on the road to his exploit this Saturday afternoon. Charismatic as hell, boosted, inhabited by his tennis, Carlos Alcaraz went to the end of his mission in total communion with the spectators of the Manolo Santana court of the Caja Magica. It never stops growing and upsets the established order more than ever.
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A crazy set point: how Alcaraz came back in the match against Djokovic
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