Carlos Alcaraz defeats Frances Tiafoe in an epic match at the US Open.

Carlos Alcaraz has put a lot of effort into reaching his first Major championship game! At the US Open, the young Spaniard had to battle through three straight five-set matches to reach his first Major final at the age of 19 and 4 months. In four hours and 19 minutes, Carlos defeated Frances Tiafoe, the crowd favorite. The score was 6-7, 6-3, 6-1, 6-7, 6-3.

Thus, Carlos entered the top-2 and has a chance to become the youngest world no. 1 if he wins the championship on Sunday, making him the youngest Major finalist since Rafael Nadal in 2005. Frances sacrificed all to help the Americans’ hopes by winning the final match.

In the fourth set, he staged an amazing comeback and saved a match point to force a tiebreaker. Similar to his performance against Sinner, Alcaraz maintained composure and made three breaks in the fifth set to advance to the final match against Casper Ruud.

Frances struggled on her second serve and served at a 47% clip. To control the scoreboard in the sets he won, the Spaniard generated 20 break chances and took advantage of nine of them.

Frances Tiafoe was defeated by Carlos Alcaraz in five sets.

Alcaraz controlled the pace with 59 winners and 37 unforced errors while giving his opponent only three breaks out of seven opportunities.

With a serve ace at 5-6 in the first set, the Spaniard averted a set point and instituted a tie break. After an hour, Tiafoe had three more set points at 6-3 but Alcaraz wiped them out and rallied to 6-6 with a strong backhand.

Carlos’ double fault gave Frances the fifth set point at 7-6, which she took to win the match and gain momentum. In the second set, a youngster saved all three break points and won the match with a single return game.

In the sixth game, the American blasted a forehand mistake, taking the first break and falling 4-2 behind. Alcaraz created two set opportunities on the return in game eight after saving a break point in game seven to secure the lead.

Tiafoe rescued them and secured a chance for a break at 3-5. Carlos leveled the match with a forehand winner to save the situation and score the third set point. In set number three, the lone participant was a Spaniard who dropped two points behind the opening stroke while maintaining pressure on the opposition.

In games one and three, Carlos defeated Frances, then won another return game at 5-1 to complete the set and advance toward the finish line. The first four breaks of the fourth set were exchanged, and Alcaraz converted a match point on the return at 5-4.

After an outstanding defensive effort and a drop shot goal winner, Tiafoe stopped it. After three hours and 35 minutes, the set was decided by a tie break, which the American won 7-5 owing to the Spaniard’s forehand mistake.

In the fifth set, Carlos made a fresh start and promptly broke the tie. In game four, Frances won with a backhand return to tie the match at 2-2 and bolster her confidence. In game five, Alcaraz broke at love to secure still another advantage and held at love at 4-3 to advance toward victory.

On his return in game nine, the Spaniard took advantage of his third match point to defeat a different opponent and set up the championship showdown with Casper Ruud.