Position Six in the World In the quarterfinals of Hamburg, Carlos Alcaraz was absolutely devastating, crushing Karen Khachanov 6-0, 6-2. The top-seeded player in Hamburg, Alcaraz, got off to a great start by crushing Khachanov in the first set.
Khachanov, who had his first set annihilated, got off to a good start in the second set, winning his first two service games and leading 2-1 after three games. And then Alcaraz went on another incredible run, winning the next five games and the match in a dazzling straight-set victory.
After the match, Alcaraz said, “I played unbelievable, probably one of my best matches this year.” This quote was taken directly from the ATP website. “The way I’ve been playing in this tournament has me feeling pretty good. Likewise, the day before was remarkable.
I train hard every day so that I can be sturdy and combative when necessary. It’s how I play the game.”
Amazing Hamburg debut for Alcaraz
The Hamburg clay courts are new territory for 19-year-old Alcaraz.
Juan Carlos Ferrero, a legendary Spanish tennis player who reached the 2001 Hamburg final, is Alcaraz‘s coach. Ferrero returns to Hamburg 21 years later, but this time as a coach. As for the semi-finals, “I will try to do my best to be able to do the same result as Juan Carlos, and of course trying to fight into the final,” he said.
“To try to win this tournament and beat Juan Carlos is a huge deal. He will be the target of my jokes about how superior I am if I win this tournament. That would be fantastic.” As a result of Borna Coric’s retirement, Alcaraz Alex Molcan advanced to the Hamburg final. With two more victories, Alcaraz will have clinched his fifth title of the year.