Defending Grand Slam champion Carlos Alcaraz has been showing amazing performance in the US Open Grand Slam Championship. Carlos Alcaraz has reached the fourth Grand Slam semi-final by defeating Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finale. Alcaraz scored a 6-3 6-2 6-4 victory against Zverev.
This means three former champions will compete in the men’s semi-final in the US Open this year. Three-times winner, Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz will play in this year semi-final of the Grand Slam. American Ben Shelton will complete the last spot in the semi-final line up.
Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz are two players who are audience favorites and who are going to the finals. The finals will take place on Sunday and if these two crowd favorite players reach the finale it would be a repeat match that took place in Wimbledon in July.
After facing the Spaniard, Alexander Zverev mentioned to the reporters, “I think they are at a level of their own at the moment. The other guys have got to catch up. That’s as simple as that.”
The match on Wednesday was evenly contested until Carlos Alcaraz broke the first set with a score 4-3. Henceforth, the 20-year-old started gaining superiority in the game by defeating Alexander Zverev in two more sets. The last set was a draw with a score 4-4.
But Alcaraz already won two sets, making him a clear winner and qualifying him for semi-final. Alcaraz completed the game to achieve victory within two and half hours. This win accounts for the 29th winner in Grand Slam this year in front of an electrifying crowd in New York.
The crowd also paid homage to Jude Bellingham, the Real Madrid star. Bellingham responded to Los Blancos fans on social media writing, “Que maquina! (what a machine!) Keep going, mate.”Alexander Zverev said the reason for his defeat was, “I think my biggest weapon was kind of taken away after the first set. It’s difficult to even compete if you don’t have that.”