Alcaraz cruises past Tsitsipas to secure semifinal spot against Sinner at Roland Garros

Tuesday, 04 June 2024 at 23:00
Carlos Alcaraz Reaches Roland Garros Semifinals for the Second Consecutive Year After Defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in Three Sets, 6-3, 7-6(3), 6-4. In the penultimate challenge before lifting what would be his third Grand Slam title, he faces Jannik Sinner, who defeated Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals.
The Italian will become the new World No. 1 starting next Monday following Novak Djokovic's withdrawal before his match against Casper Ruud, making him the first Italian player, male or female, to achieve this in tennis history.
The first set was one of the best the Spaniard has played in the tournament so far. He showed great poise with his serve, giving few opportunities to the Greek, and capitalized at crucial moments. He began the match by breaking serve and maintained the lead until the end, breaking again at 5-3 to take the opening set 6-3.
The second set began similarly to the first. With an early break, Alcaraz took the lead. However, with a 4-2 advantage, Tsitsipas took advantage of a dip in the World No. 3's play to recover the lost game. From there, both players held serve until the tie-break. In the decider, Alcaraz was dominant, winning it 7-3.
The third set remained even until the seventh game. Both players were infallible with their serves and managed to handle difficulties when necessary. With the score at 3-3, and when it seemed Tsitsipas had control, he committed several errors that cost him the lead and the match.
As expected from such athletes, Alcaraz did not squander the opportunity and solidified his advantage until the end, closing the match with his serve and winning in three sets with a final score of 6-4.

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