Spanish teenager sets new US Open record as he Secures Quarter final Berth

Written by on September 6, 2021

Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz continued his sensational US Open debut by coming from behind to beat German Peter Gojowczyk in five sets and reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final.

18 year old Alcaraz recovered from two-sets-to-one down to win 5-7 6-1 5-7 6-2 6-0.

The victory sees Alcaraz become the youngest player in the Open era to reach the US Open men’s last eight.

The world number 55 will next face Canadian 12th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime or the USA’s Frances Tiafoe next in New York.

Spain’s talented young star Alcaraz announced himself on one of the sport’s grandest stages as he stunned Greek third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in a fifth set tie-break in the previous round.

That seismic victory on Arthur Ashe Stadium, after which he thanked the crowd for playing their part, made him the youngest men’s singles player to reach the US Open fourth round in 32 years.

Soource: BBC


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