US Open 2022: Carlos Alcaraz celebrates a quarterfinal shot against Jannik Sinner.© AFP
Spanish teenage sensation Carlos Alcaraz cemented his credentials with an incredible come-from-behind win against Jannik Sinner in a thrilling US Open quarter-final match that lasted over 5 hours and 15 minutes on Thursday. In the match, both players played fantastic tennis, but the shot of the match – and perhaps the tournament – came from Alcaraz in the second set. The 19-year-old first returned Sinner’s serve from the side of the field before rushing across to play an incredible shot from behind his back. Sinner attempted a drop shot on the volley in response, but Alcaraz raced quickly to the center and backhanded past his Italian opponent.
Watch: Carlos Alcaraz’s Incredible Shot Against Jannik Sinner in the Quarterfinals of the 2022 US Open
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Alcaraz won the first set, but Sinner took the next two sets. The Italian also broke Alcaraz in the fourth set and appeared to knock him out.
But the Spaniard dug deep and broke back before taking the set. He then won the deciding set to win a match that saw the final finish in the tournament’s history.
Alcaraz went on to win 6-3, 6-7 (7/9), 6-7 (0/7), 7-5, 6-3.
He will face Frances Tiafoe in the semifinals on Friday.
Tiafoe eliminated Alcaraz’ compatriot Rafael Nadal on his way to the semi-finals.
In the other semifinal, Casper Ruud will face Karen Khachanov.
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