A brand new star rises as Carlos Alcaraz ousts Stefanos Tsitsipas in US Open


New York acclaimed a brand new tennis star as 18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz shocked third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas to succeed in the fourth spherical of the US Open.

The Spaniard has already been hailed as Rafael Nadal’s successor and he seized his likelihood on the large stage in excellent style with a 6-3 4-6 7-6 (2) 0-6 7-6 (5) victory.

Arthur Ashe Stadium witnessed a rollercoaster encounter, with Alcaraz pegged again having led by a set and 3-0 however then recovering from 5-2 all the way down to win the third set on a tie-break.

Tsitsipas was booed when he headed off courtroom for one more rest room break, though this one was swift at lower than 4 minutes, and the Greek seemed poised to show the match round when he swept by way of the fourth set.

However Alcaraz was not completed, and {the teenager} turned on the type once more within the decider earlier than coming by way of the ultimate tie-break after 4 hours and 6 minutes.

In an on-court interview broadcast by Amazon Prime Alcaraz, ranked 55, stated: “I believe with out this crowd I haven’t the chance to win the match. I used to be down initially of the fourth set so thanks to the gang for pushing me up within the fifth set.

“It’s an unimaginable feeling for me. This victory means lots to me. It’s one of the best match of my profession, one of the best win, to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas is a dream come true for me.”

Stefanos Tsitsipas was despatched packing by Carlos Alcaraz (Seth Wenig/AP)


Defeat ended a chastening week for Tsitsipas, who’s used to being the favored younger star however has discovered himself the centre of a storm over sportsmanship regarding his rest room breaks and is now heading residence prematurely.

Alcaraz is the youngest man to succeed in the final 16 in New York since Michael Chang and Pete Sampras in 1989, and he ought to have excessive hopes of going additional, with unseeded German Peter Gojowczyk up subsequent.

Second seed Daniil Medvedev had a snug afternoon, seeing off Pablo Andujar 6-0 6-4 6-3 and can subsequent face Britain’s Dan Evans who got here from two units all the way down to see off Alexei Popyrin.



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