Charles. Alcaraz. The days go by and it becomes more and more difficult to write something that lives up to the encounters of the young Spaniard of only 18 years old. This late Thursday evening, the already world number 16 qualified for the semi-finals of a second consecutive ATP Masters 1000, after surviving one of the most beautiful encounters of the 2022 season, of which he was one of the players. stands out, with 16 wins in 18 matches played.
after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the round of 16, Alcaraz, who before 2022 had never won a match in Miami, beat the Serb in the quarter Miomir Kecmanovic, former world junior number one, 48th ATP but one of the most in-form players of the season, 6-7(5), 6-3 and 7-6(5), in a monumental 2h30 battle, which has featured a high quality match play and dozens of fabulous points. Alcaraz alone drew 52 (!) winners in three sets.
Y Carlitos is getting bigger and bigger 🔥🇪🇸@alcarazcarlos03 signs a superlative victory by 6-7 (5), 6-3 and 7-6 (5) against Kecmanovic and is in the semi-finals of #MiamiOpen 😱@TennisTV pic.twitter.com/Iyt6kzlMdY
— ATP Tour in Spanish (@ATPTour_ES) April 1, 2022
This true ‘alien’ from Murcia will now face the Pole in the semi-finals Hubert Hurkaczdefending champion, who surpassed in ‘quarters’ the Russian Daniel Medvedev, first seed. This will be the first meeting between the two.