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Roland Garros, Alcaraz sweeps away Tsitsipas: now the dream semi-final with Djokovic

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Will be Carlos Alcaraz to challenge the Serb Novak Djokovic in the semi-final of the upper part of the draw Roland Garros. The young Spanish champion, number 1 in the world ranking and in placement, he triumphed in the second quarterfinal over the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipasfifth strength of the tournament, defeated in three sets by a score of 6-2 6-1 7-6(5).
There was no story in the first two parts, then the Greek’s reaction in the third, when he was 5-2 down and everything seemed to usher in a rather humiliating evening. Tsitsipas dragged the set to the tiebreak, but there was nothing to do. Now it’s time for the long-awaited semi-final.

In fact, on the other side of the net is Novak Djokovic, who had the afternoon
in comeback overtook the Russian Karen Khachanov, 11th seeding strength, in four sets with a score of 4-6 7-6(0) 6-2 6-4. Alcaraz, seeded number 1 for the first time in a Grand Slam, and the Serbian, who broke Rafa Nadal’s record in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, are now the only ones mathematically still in the race for the ATP number 1- place after Roland Garros: “I think Khachanov I played better most of the first two sets – Djokovic said – I struggled to find my rhythm. I entered the game quite slowly, but I played a perfect tiebreak and from that moment on I had a higher level».

Source: Corriere

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