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Alexander Zverev Ousts Carlos Alcaraz to Book Semifinal Berth

Germany’s Alexander Zverev celebrates as he defeats Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz throughout their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis match on the Roland Garros stadium Tuesday, May 31, 2022 in Paris. Zverev received 6-4-, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (9/7). (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

Third-seeded Alexander Zverev knocked Carlos Alcaraz out of the French Open with a 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7) victory within the quarterfinals

Third-seeded Alexander Zverev knocked Carlos Alcaraz out of the French Open with a 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7) victory within the quarterfinals.

The 2020 U.S. Open runner-up will subsequent face both No. 1 Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal for a spot within the closing.

Zverev served for the victory at 5-Four within the fourth set however the 19-year-old Alcaraz broke him there.

The 25-year-old German transformed his second match level, sending a backhand return simply out of Alcaraz’s attain.

The sixth-seeded Alcaraz had entered the match boasting a 32-Three document this yr with a tour-leading 4 titles. But the Spanish teenager made 16 unforced errors within the first set, when Zverev broke within the fifth sport. He then broke Alcaraz within the seventh sport of the second set.

Zverev allowed the younger Spaniard simply six breakpoints and fended off 4 of them at Court Philippe Chatrier, bettering to 3-1 in opposition to Alcaraz.

It is Zverev’s first win over a top-10 opponent in a Grand Slam match.

Alcaraz was making an attempt to change into the youngest semifinalist since 2005 when Nadal reached the ultimate 4 on the age of 19.

Zverev additionally reached the semifinals at Roland Garros a yr in the past.

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