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US Open 2022: 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz qualifies for the semifinal after defeating Jannik Sinner

Spanish Tennis player Carlos Alcaraz defeated Jannik Sinner in the quarter-finals of the US Open 2022 to enter the Semifinals.

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US Open 2022: 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz qualifies for the semifinal after defeating Jannik Sinner | Sportz Point

Spanish Tennis player Carlos Alcaraz defeated Jannik Sinner in the quarter-finals of the US Open 2022 to enter the Semifinals. This is Alcaraz's first Grand Slam semifinal. At the same time, Carlos Alcaraz and Janik Sinner created a record in the US Open 2022. The match between these two on Wednesday will go down in US Open history.

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US Open 2022: 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz qualifies for the semifinal after defeating Jannik Sinner | Sportz Point

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The quarterfinals match between Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner became the second longest match in US Open Grand Slam history. This match was held on Wednesday, September 7 in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Alcaraz won the game in five sets in the US Open 2022 to enter his first Grand Slam semifinal.

In the quarterfinals, Alcarez won against Sinner by 6-3, 6-7, 6-7, 7-5, 6-3. He will face local boy Frances Tiafoe in the semis. It must be said that the way 19-year-old Alcaraz fought in the quarterfinal match was amazing. He won the first set easily with 6-3. He faced tough competition in the next two sets.

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"Honestly I still don't know how I did it," Alcaraz said in an on-court interview. "The level that I played, the level of the match, the high quality of tennis."

Match Report:

Although, Sinner won sets two and three 7-6, 7-6. He got the upper hand in both these sets leading to a tiebreaker. The second set tiebreaker was 9-7 and the third set tiebreaker was 7-0. Trailing 5-6 in the second set, Sinner saved four set points and won the game to take the set to a tiebreaker.

In the third set as well, both players faced each other and that set also led to a tiebreaker. But Sinner did not face any real resistance there. Sinner, who entered the fourth set with a 2-1 lead in the match, won the first two games. But then Alcaraz bounced back and won the set 7-5.

Alcaraz continued the same momentum in the fifth set and won the match 6-3. This match lasted for 5 hours and 15 minutes. Moreover, this is the second longest match in US Open history. In 1992, the match between Swedish Stefan Edberg and American player Michael Chang lasted for 5 hours and 26 minutes.

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