In New York, Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner created history. Particularly following a fantastic match, the one at the US Open, which symbolizes both the present and the future of tennis worldwide. At Arthur Ashe Stadium, Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner put on a performance.
The Spaniard accomplished the feat of stealing qualification for the Grand Slam tournament’s semi-finals at the conclusion of a contest marked by reversals and intense emotions. In Flushing Meadows, it was a pivotal conflict that completely changed the course of history; in fact, no conflict had ever gone this far.
The final tennis player who will compete in Friday’s penultimate match of the main draw was decided after 5 hours and 15 minutes of play. A fact that attests to the reality that such an encounter very probably does not occur once every day.
With the help of these qualities, the blue team initially cornered the opposition before the Iberian team did the same, bringing the game to a decisive point. In the first instance, the Italian had to start over after stopping one step short of the goal, but the 19-year-old had closed the case and was cynical.
Level of play, intensity, quality, and struggle can occasionally seem bizarre. The game “Ours” expressly forbids a draw, which is unfortunate considering the situation. The Spaniard emerges in a wholly heroic manner at the five hours and fifteen minute mark of play and the three New Yorkers.
Of course, he saves a match point in the tenth game of the fourth set and comes back to win the match in the deciding set after losing a late break. Final score: 6-3 6-7 (9) 6-7 (0) 7-5 6-3.
The US Open’s other tough challenges
Three games have survived in New York history for the entirety of their runs.
The first time was in 1993 with Mats Wilander and Mikael Pernfors as the main characters; then, in 2012, it was Philipp Kohlschreiber and John Isner’s turn to surpass 2 in America. Another epic fight began in 2014 between the Japanese player Kei Nishikori and the Canadian Milos Raonic.
Together with the Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev Australian Open final, this encounter is a contender for best of the year status. On the one side, the triumph of the Iberian, who never gave up and managed to salvage a match that was all but lost, and on the other, the disappointment of Sinner, who while having shown a certain amount of tennis ability failed to deliver in the crucial time. really high (and the two tie-breaks are proof of this).