The match was a tightly-contested one and it looked like the Italian would win when he had a match point in the fourth set. However, Alcaraz saved it and fought hard in the final set to win the match and reach the last four of the US Open, where he will take on Frances Tiafoe.
The match saw some outstanding tennis from both Alcaraz and Sinner, lasting 5 hours and 15 minutes, which is among the longest matches in the history of the US Open. It finished at 2:50 am ET, thus marking the latest-ever finish in the tournament.
The US Open has had some incredible fixtures over the years, many of which have lasted for a long time. On that note, let’s take a look at the 5 longest matches in the history of the US Open.
1. Stefan Edberg vs Michael Chang, 1992 - 5 hours and 26 minutes.
Edberg would prevail in the fifth set of their semifinal clash, moving on to defeat Pete Sampras in the final to win his sixth and final Grand Slam title.
2. Carlos Alcaraz vs Jannik Sinner, 2022 - 5 hours and 15 minutes.
The most recent addition to the list, Alcaraz prevailed and will face Frances Tiafoe for a spot in his maiden Grand Slam final.
3. Sargis Sargsian vs Nicolas Massu, 2004 - 5 hours and 4 minutes.
The Armenian defeated the then-Olympic champion in their second round encounter, before falling to Andre Agassi in the fourth round.
4. Ivan Lendl vs Boris Becker, 1992 - 5 hours and 1 minute.
Lendl won this battle in their lengthy rivalry, securing the victory in their final Grand Slam encounter.
5. Gilles Simon vs Paolo Lorenzi, 2016 - 4 hours and 58 minutes.
Lorenzi emerged victorious in this marathon second round encounter, but would run out of gas against Andy Murray in the third round.