Carlos Alcaraz: “On the court, I felt amazing.”

One of the top players in the world, Carlos Alcaraz, just took a few years to reach that level. After the US Open, the 19-year-old, who has already won two Masters 1000 championships in 2022, may overtake the current No. 1 player in the world. After five hours and fifteen minutes, the young Spaniard defeated Jannik Sinner in an epic match 6-3, 6-7, 6-7, 7-5, 6-3 to go to his first Major semi-final in New York.

Carlos won the match at 2:50 in the morning after saving a match point in the tenth game of the fourth set, refusing to give up, and coming back from a break down in the final set. Alcaraz said he felt terrific on the court, kept his energy up, and won the most difficult match he had ever participated in.

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. Despite making a significant effort, Sinner received seven breaks and reached the door leading out.

Following a return winner at 5-3, the Spaniard scored the game’s opening goal after 50 minutes. Sinner had a 5-3 advantage in the second set until Alcaraz came back to even the score in game ten and extend play. Four set points were saved by the Italian in the 12th game, and another was saved at 6-7 in the tie break.

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 Spaniard broke once more in the eleventh game, and when he was unable to finish the set on his serve, a tie break was instituted.

After three hours and 22 minutes, Jannik dominated it and took all seven of the points to win the set. In the fourth set, Sinner gained a 3-1 advantage and appeared poised to win in the following 30 minutes. Alcaraz improved his chances by breaking back in game six before producing a double fault in game seven that put him farther down.

Carlos Alcaraz delighted in his spectacular triumph over Jannik Sinner.

In game 10, Sinner served for the win and established a match point. After Jannik’s awful volley, Carlos took advantage of a break to tie the score at 5-5. 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.

He missed a huge opportunity to secure the following game and secure the break. 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 at 5-3 to win four straight games and claim the title on a special New York night. “Jannik and I achieved an exceptional level, both physically and intellectually, in one of the longest and most difficult matches of my career.

The rhythm was great, and I felt comfortable, like not often in my career, which helped me to cross the finish line first. I hope people enjoyed the match from the stands and their homes “said Carlos Alcaraz.