Carlos Alcaras (20, Spain, world No. 2) defeated ‘nemesis’ Alexander Zverev (26, Germany, world No. 16), Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour Madrid advanced to the quarterfinals of the Open.
Alcalas defeated Zverev 2-0 (6-1 6-2) in the ATP Tour Masters 1000 Series Madrid Open singles round of 16 held in Madrid, Spain on the 2nd (Korean time).
Alkaras, who won the US Open last year, has reached the top three times this year. In February, he won his first win of the season at the Argentine Open, followed by winning cups at the BNP Paribas Open in March and the Barcelona Open last month.
As the top seed for this Madrid Open, he will challenge for a second straight title following last year.
The person I met on the way to the quarterfinals was Tsverev. Before this match, Alkaras was inferior to Tsverev with 1 win and 3 losses. Last year, in the quarterfinals of the French Open at Roland Garros, he lost to Zverev 1-3 (4-6 4-6 6-4 6-7<7-9>) and was eliminated.
Alkaras, who sought revenge, won a complete victory in 1 hour and 22 minutes and advanced to the quarterfinals.
After the game, Alkaras expressed his satisfaction, saying, “The level of my game today was amazing. This has become a question mark for me. This game has given me a lot of confidence.”
Alkaras’ opponent in the quarterfinals is Karen Khachanov (26, Russia, 12th in the world). Khachanov defeated fellow nationality Andrei Rublev (26, Russia, world number 6) 2-0 (7-6<10-8> 6-4) in the round of 16.
As for the opponents of Alkaras and Khachanov, Alkaras has an advantage with 2 wins and no losses.
Daniil Medvedev (27, Russia, world number 3) was eliminated in the round of 16 by Aslan Karachev (29, Russia, world number 121) 0-2 (6-7<1-7> 4-6). .ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Medvedev, who has won the most in a season with four wins this year, delayed his fifth win to the next one.
Karachev defeated world number 10 Taylor Fritz (25, USA) 2-1 (3-6 7-6 <7-5> 7-6 <10-8>) and Jijian Zhang (26, China, world ranking). 99) to advance to the semifinals.
Meanwhile, TV channels SPOTV and SPOTV ON, and sports OTT service SPOTV NOW will broadcast live satellites of major matches of the ATP Tour Madrid Open. It will also be broadcast live on SPOTV ASIA (Spotv Asia). Sporty Asia is a channel broadcasting to 13 countries in Southeast Asia, and broadcasts tennis grand slam tournaments such as Wimbledon and US Open, men’s professional tennis ATP tour, motorcycle racing competition MotoGP (GP), WTT (World Table Tennis) table tennis competition, and BWF ( World Badminton Federation) Badminton competition, International Sports Climbing (IFSC), Sports Climbing World Cup, etc. are provided.