Place of Origin: New York/USA
PARIS (AFP) – Carlos Alcaraz, Spain’s third seed, made it 6-3 in the men’s singles quarter-finals at the US Open, Saturday September 7, 6-7 (7-9), 6-7 (0- 7), 7-5, 6-3, beating 11th seed Jannik Sinner of Italy to advance to the semifinals.
The 5-hour, 15-minute battle ended at 2:50 a.m. the next day, the latest finish time in the tournament’s 141-year history. The previous record was 2:26 a.m., which had been set three times in the past.
Surprisingly, this is the second time this week that the Alcaraz match has gone over the dates. After defeating Marin Cilic of Croatia in a hard-fought full set, the fourth round ended at 2:23 a.m. the following day.
After defeating Sinner, Alcaraz stretched out onto the Arthur Ashe Stadium pitch, where the thousands of dedicated fans who remained cheered loudly.
Alcaraz, 19, will face 22nd-seeded Frances Tiafoe of the United States in the semifinals. (c) ATP