The match opened with some superb rallies by both players as they're both capable of producing some magic. It was evident pretty early that it would be a good one and truly it was. They both won their first service games but didn't do that in their 2nd. After trading those early breaks, Alcaraz was forced to save some more break points as Paul kept attacking.
He was able to do so and stun the advances of Paul. We ended up in a tiebreak and Alcaraz sealed the deal quite early by jumping out to an early 3-0 lead. He never looked back making it 5-2 and then 7-4. After escaping with that set, Alcaraz looked much sharper with Paul declining a bit and it was the perfect combination to keep adding to the lead.
He took an early 3-0 lead but once again had to save break points in that game to confirm his break for 3-0. Paul created a lot of trouble for the Spaniard but he was able to hold his nerve rather well in those situations. Alcaraz stumbled a bit after that dropping his serve and giving Paul a chance to come back and he took. Paul even took the 5-4 lead to serve for the set but failed to close it out and we ended up in a tiebreak.
Paul saved a match point in the tiebreak to win the 2nd set and force a decider. In the decider, Paul rose his level to an impressive level to jump all over Alcaraz who looked shaken. Eventually, Paul took the lead and cruised to a superb finish 6-3.