Carlos Alcaraz secured his place in the French Open semi-final by defeating an Stefanos Tsitsipas who looked very ordinary on the 6th of June. This win has set the stage for a Novak Djokovic vs Carlos Alcaraz Grand Slam match-up. This could be an exciting semi-final as the top two seeds haven’t played each other in over a month. Alcaraz will be a confident player, after beating the World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The match between Tsitsipas vs Alcaraz in the quarter-finals was far from what many people expected. Tsitsipas’ performance in the first two sets was borderline embarrassing, especially for a player of such high ranking. The Greek avoided being ‘bageled,’ both in the first and second set. However, the scoreboard looked pretty bad.
Carlos Alcaraz admitted to Eurosport that Stefanos Tsitsipas’ performance was not up to par. Alcaraz, who was speaking exclusively with Eurosport , said that “Stefanos’ performance was below average, but it doesn’t mean that I was average.” Alcaraz had an almost flawless performance, tearing down the Greek almost at every point of match. Carlos Alcaraz added: ” This was one of the most impressive matches I’ve played in my career..”
Alcaraz’s admission that this was his best match, despite having played in much larger and more exciting matches, spoke volumes. Alcaraz was able to implement his strategy because he felt more in control, had more power and could hit each shot. Carlos stated that he would not forget this victory, as it will give him more confidence for the remaining two rounds and especially the semi-final match against Novak Djokovic.
“I won’t stop thinking about it.” Alcaraz added, “I’m a competitive guy and I want to play tomorrow.
Carlos Alcaraz is excited about his semi-final against Novak Djokovic
The world awaits the titanic clash between Carlos Alcaraz, and Novak Djokovic on the 9th of June. Everyone has been anticipating this match with unbridled excitement. The two most popular names in tennis haven’t played each other since over a year. They had only met once before, at the Madrid Open,, which Alcaraz, a young player, won in three sets. It is exciting that this will be the first time the two have played at a Grand Slam.
Even Carlos Alcaraz can’t keep his excitement. Alcaraz told Eurosport: “I am really looking forward this match, and I won’t stop thinking about it even for a moment.“. Alcaraz is focused on his goal. Alcaraz wants to add to his Grand Slam titles from one to two. Djokovic, on the other hand, is trying to make history by winning his 23rd Grand Slam. It is an unprecedented feat among male tennis players. The excitement for the semi-finals is palpable.
Alcaraz himself can’t hold back his excitement. He says it will be an all-around entertainer. Alcaraz said, “But we will enjoy the Roland Garros semifinals.”
Carlos Alcaraz will have more confidence in this match after his performance in the quarter-final. Alcaraz has said that he will give his all. The World No.1 said, “We’ll see what happens after two days of training, mentally and physically. Stefanos Tsitsipas answered the question of who he believed would win the semi final. He said Djokovic is the experienced player, but Alcaraz’s legs are better. Fans can find out on Friday, 9th.