20 C
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Alcaraz digs deep to continue in Madrid Open


Local favorite and No. 1 seed Carlos Alcaraz had to work hard to beat Russia’s Karen Khachanov in the heat to reach the semifinals of the Madrid Open on Wednesday.

The world No. 2 will play either Borna Coric or Daniel Altmaier for a place in Sunday’s final.

Alcaraz, who celebrates his 20th birthday on Friday, beat the 10th seed, 6-4, 7-5, after fighting back from 5-2 in the second set.

“I had problems in the second set, he had a lot of chances to break my serve and had his chances to win the second set,” Alcaraz said.

“I am very happy to get through and finish the match playing such a great level. This is my game: to try and make different shots and make tennis different. That is my style,” he added.

In the women’s singles, Russian 12th seed Veronika Kudermetova reached the biggest semifinal of her career with a 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 win over American third seed Jessica Pegula.

Share post:




More like this

PCC to hold party workers’ conference on March 6

BY TC News Desk Agartala, 28th February 2024 :  The...

Women’s self-empowerment is a priority for the state government, says Pranajit Singha Roy

BY TC News Desk Agartala, 28th February 2024 :  The...

ASHA workers demand better pay and benefits, submits memorandum to CMO of West district

BY TC News Desk Agartala, 28th February 2024 :   A...

All Tripura Blind Association submits memorandum to Director of ICA department

BY TC News Desk Agartala, 28th February 2024 :   The...