Carlos Alcaraz said, “I have no idea how I achieved it.”

Carlos Alcaraz, 19, has advanced to his first Major semi-final at the US Open. At Arthur Ashe Stadium, Carlos outlasted Jannik Sinner after a major scare to maintain his title chances and no. 1 ranking.

In five hours and fifteen minutes, the Spaniard won 6-3, 6-7, 6-7, 7-5, 6-3 after saving a match point in the fourth set. The final point was played at 2:50 a.m., making it the earliest US Open final ever. In the fourth set, Jannik had a 5-3 advantage and had a match point at 5-4.

He blew it by dropping four straight games, giving the set to Carlos, who seized the chance. Each of them had 60 winners, while Jannik made more unintentional errors. 42 break attempts were seen by the audience, while Alcaraz converted 11 of his 26 possibilities for return games.

After blowing that advantage in set number four, Sinner only managed to earn seven breaks. They exchanged breaks in the first period to tie it at 2-2 before Carlos struck a return goal to take the lead. After 50 minutes, the Spaniard scored another return goal to end the first game at 5-3.

In the third game of the second set, Sinner took the lead with a break and held at love for a 5-3 victory. When Alcaraz broke back to extend play in game ten, he served for the set. Following the initial shot at 5-6 and another at 6-7 in the tie break, the Italian saved four set points.

At 8-7 in the set, Jannik delivered a backhand return winner to close the match and tie the match after more than two hours of exciting conflict. In the third set, Carlos was up 4-2 when Jannik came back to tie the score at 4-4 in game eight. The Italian returned the break in the following game, preventing the Spaniard from winning the set on his serve. The Italian broke again in the eleventh game.

After three hours and 22 minutes, Jannik controlled the tie break and won it 7-0 to take the set and advance toward the finish line. In the fourth set, Sinner took the lead 3-1 and appeared poised to win. In game six, Alcaraz made a comeback to increase his chances and maintain his competitiveness.

Carlos Alcaraz discussed his stunning win over Jannik Sinner.

Nevertheless, he made a double error and dropped serve at love a few minutes later, falling behind once more. In game 10, Sinner served for the win and established a match point.

After Jannik’s awful volley, Carlos broke back to knot the score at 5-5 and cause the fans to explode in cheers. Carlos then saved it with a deep return. After four hours and 25 minutes of play, Alcaraz introduced a decider with a volley winner at the net in game 12 to seize the opponent’s serve for the second time in a row!

In the fifth set, Sinner got off to a fresh start and broke at 2-2 with a long return. He had a great opportunity to win the following game and secure the break, but it was not to be. Alcaraz overcame a 40–15 deficit by winning a break and returning to the winning side.

After the opponent’s errant backhand, the Spaniard broke once more at 4-3 to take the lead and serve for the match. Carlos delivered a thunderous serve in that night game to win four straight games and claim the championship on a special New York night.

“Sincerity be damned, I have no idea how I accomplished it. The competition was at an unbelievable level. Jannik is a fantastic athlete, and his play is amazing. I want to express my gratitude to everyone for their love and support, especially through the most trying times. The crowd had great intensity, “said Carlos Alcaraz.