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Carlos Alcaraz defeats Nicolas Jarry to go to the final of the ATP Rio
2 in the world Carlos Alcaraz, who is 19 years and 9 months old, has advanced to his tenth ATP final! After two hours and 42 minutes of battling, Carlos defeated Nicolas Jarry 6-7, 7-5, 6-0 in the Rio semi-final. With a victory, Carlos would be able to defend his championship and earn 500 ATP points.
In the title fight, Alcaraz will square off against Cameron Norrie, the same foe he defeated in Buenos Aires the previous week. If a teenager wins the match, he will equal Novak Djokovic‘s 6980 ATP points, but he will be unable to surpass the Serb because of the Serb’s superior performances at illustrious events.
In the first two sets, Jarry gave the world no. 2 everything he had, serving and forehanding bombs while positioning himself on the finish line. But as the second set came to a close, he was broken and left the court, which gave Carlos the opportunity to serve up a bagel in the final and put an elegant finish to the match.
The Spaniard performed better on serve two and defended four of five break points.
Against Nicolas Jarry, Carlos Alcaraz put in a lot of effort in the first two sets.
Alcaraz generated six break chances and capitalized on five of them to win the decisive points and continue his pursuit of the championship.
Jarry got things going with a steady performance that included four dominating service games and an early break. In game two, Carlos squandered a game point and suffered a forced error that left him shattered. In his service games, the Chilean maintained everything under control. With another excellent hold, he established a 5-2 lead.
With a drop shot winner, the Spaniard cut the score to 5-3 and had one more chance to keep the game going. While Jarry was under duress and serving for the set following Alcaraz‘s backhand crosscourt winner, he suffered a break at love.
In the final three games, both players contributed well to the introduction of a tie break. Nicolas won two early mini-breaks for a score of 3-0 and forced Carlos’ error with a quick return to take the lead at 5-1. In the ninth point, Jarry blasted a service winner to win the breaker 7-2 and build a significant advantage.
At the start of the second set, the Spaniard had to put a lot of effort behind the first shot. By the time the duel was through, Alcaraz had turned down four break points and was in no more trouble. After a few deuces, Jarry managed to hold on and, in game 10, with a service winner, tied the match at 5 all.
In game 11, Carlos delivered a break at love at 6-5 after the opponent’s errant forehand to hold on and force a decider. Jarry lost this match after making a forehand error; while fighting bravely up until that point, he did not participate in the final.
Carlos gained three breaks of serve to deliver a bagel and successfully move to the final despite dropping a few points after the opening shot.