Stan Wawrinka and Cori Gauff had no regrets about staying up late to see the US Open match between Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner. Alcaraz defeated Sinner 6-3 6-7 (0) 7-5 6-3 in the US Open quarterfinal. After five hours and 19 minutes of exhilarating action, the game was over.
The match also shattered the previous US Open record for the latest finish. Alcaraz defeated the opponent in five sets after saving a match point in the fourth set. Gauff tweeted, “I refuse to sleep and miss this match. I leave at 6am for the airport.
This game is crazy. I leave for the airport at six in the morning, but I can’t sleep, so I miss this. — Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff), September 8, 2022. “#Sinner #Alcaraz”
The Alcaraz and Sinner encounter was enjoyable for Gauff and Wawrinka.
“How good is this match, Alcaraz–Sinner?” wrote Wawrinka.
Alcaraz acknowledged that even he had no idea how he managed to win the match after saving a match point and coming back from a break down in the fifth set.
The level I played, the top caliber of tennis, it’s crazy, Alcaraz said. “I still don’t know how I accomplished it.” “I constantly tell people to never give up hope; it’s the last thing you should use. I trusted in myself and my game.”
Alcaraz was speechless after his stunning triumph, but Sinner acknowledged that it was a hard one to lose. “It’s difficult to comment right now because I just finished the match, but it was a good match for both of us.
The level was high, and it was possible to win in three sets, four sets, or five “said the sinner. “It was a nice match; obviously, the atmosphere was good. At one point, my serving wasn’t so great, but he was returning the ball brilliantly.
It was my second time playing on Ashe, so it was undoubtedly a fantastic match, albeit a very, very difficult one “In the semifinal of the US Open, Frances Tiafoe will now face Alcaraz.