Murcian tennis player Carlos Alcaraz has qualified for a Grand Slam quarter-final for the second time in his sports career and Roland Garros for the first time. The El Palmar player defeated Russian Khachanov 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 in just over two hours. He will face Germany in the next round. Alexander Zverev.
In just 27 minutes, the tennis player from El Palmar determined the first set.with a very concentrated, overwhelming game. The high efficiency of his first serve – which he scored 91% with – put his opponent 5-0 after two breaks. In the sixth, Khachanov was finally victorious with his serve, but in the seventh, Murcian closed the set, he always found the right solutions in the exchange of blows from the back of the field.
The Russian of Armenian origin increased the revolutions in the second set. He offered more resistance to Alcaraz and brought the game 3-3. However, Murcian was hurt in the seventh game and confirmed this with his serve in the next match and closed the tenth second point in the second opportunity (6-4) in the 48-minute game.
But if Khachanov accelerated in the second set, taking a step forward in the third set, Alcaraz tried to quickly finish the round 16 duel, although he eventually resisted.. In the third game, Murcian has already achieved the first service time-out, leaving his opponent empty in the next game.
By 2-3 however, his serve was complicated for his student with three ‘break’ balls against Juan Carlos Ferrero, he saved the first two but failed in the third (3-3). But in the next game, the fantasy version of Alcaraz is back again, breaking his opponent’s serve with a lob between his legs that lifts the crowd from their seats (4-3).
In game eight, after having five match points, Khachanov avoided the predetermined end with his first advantage in ‘duo’. 5-4 on the scoreboard and Murcian serving, two match points and at first, He managed to confirm his progress to the quarterfinals for the first time at Roland Garros, where he will face German Alexander Zverev on Tuesday.