“I think people want to see joy,” says Carlos Alcaraz.

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2 in the world At the age of 19 years and 9 months, Carlos Alcaraz makes it to his eleventh ATP final. After two hours and 42 minutes, Carlos defeated Nicolas Jarry in the Rio semifinals, winning 6-7, 7-5, 6-0. He is now one victory away from defending his title and reaching 500 ATP points.

In the title bout, Alcaraz will compete against Cameron Norrie, the foe he defeated in Buenos Aires the previous week. If the teenager prevails, he will equal Novak Djokovic‘s 6,980 ATP points, but he won’t be able to beat the Serb because of his superior performances in major tournaments.

In the first two sets, Jarry put everything he had at the world number two, unleashing bombs off his serve and forehand and nearly winning the match. But, he experienced a tear late in the second set and left the court, which gave Carlos the opportunity to strike hard in the decider and clinch the match in style.

After receiving the second serve, the Spaniard played better and averted four of five break points. In order to win the critical points and maintain his title prospects, Alcaraz generated six break chances and converted five of them. After four strong service games and an early break, Jarry had a strong start.

In the second game, Carlos blew a match point and started crying after making a forced mistake. After another strong serve turn, the Chilean established a 5-2 lead by controlling everything in his service games. After a dropshot victory, the Spanish reduced the deficit to 5-3 and had one more opportunity to continue the game.

As Jarry prepared to serve for the set after Alcaraz‘s backhand cross winner, he gave in to pressure and took a break. In the final three games, both players contributed well to the introduction of a tie break. To make it 3-0 and force Carlos’ error with a solid return, Nicolás scored two early mini-breaks. This gave him a 5-1 advantage.

Alcaraz is already well-known in sports.

Carlos Alcaraz arrived late this season after being forced to withdraw from the 2023 Australian Open owing to injury. “Here in Rio, I feel a special affection. The public gave me a lot of support. Today was evidence of the great moments I had on the court in Rio “After defeating Nicolas Jarry in the semifinal match, Carlos Alcaraz stated.

Carlos Alcaraz stated that “I believe that fans want to watch joy and fantastic shots.” “I don’t think about being the player that people want to see after the Big 3, I simply want to be who I am and convey joy on the court,” Alcaraz added.