Alexander Zverev loses to Carlos Alcaraz

Xavier vs Alcaraz Live – French Open 2022 Live Update – Third seed Alexander Zaverev reached the second-straight semifinal at the Clay-Court Grand Slam, beating 19-year-old Alcaraz 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7). Zaverev will next face World No. 1 Novak Djokovic or 13-time champion Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. Follow Zverev vs. Alcaraz Live on Insidesport.in and all French Open 2022 live updates.

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French Open Quarter Final Live: Alexander Zverev beat Carlos Alcaraz in a four-set thriller to advance to the semifinals of the French Open

After losing in a straight set to Alcaraz in the final of the Madrid Open in early May, Xavier was keen to prove a point in his first Grand Slam meeting with the world number six. The Germans were on the offensive for a full three hours, facing minutes in the 18-court Philippe Chatterjee, dominating the initial baseline exchange and often falling Alcaraz drop shots to open the two-set lead.

Alcaraz backed the spectators to extend his game and claim a third set, but Zverev’s big serve proved crucial to the Spaniard’s return. Xavier saw a tie-break in the full fourth set in thrilling shotmaking, saving a set point at 5/6 before slipping the first match point after netting the backhand at 7/6. He made no mistake a second time in 8/7, crashing a return winner from the backhand for his first win against a top 10 opponent in a major tournament.

The 19-time tour-level titleist has maintained a high level against Alcaraz, consolidating his most credible performance in the tournament when he chased the first Grand Slam crown.

French Open Quarter Final Live: Alexander Zverev beat Carlos Alcaraz in a four-set thriller to advance to the semifinals of the French Open
French Open Quarter Final Live: Alexander Zverev beat Carlos Alcaraz in a four-set thriller to advance to the semifinals of the French Open

Both players arrived in the French capital confident after enjoying a strong European clay-court season, but in the first two sets Alcaraz did not find the level at which he won the title in Barcelona and Madrid. His run to the quarter-finals in his second appearance at Roland Garros left the Spaniards with a 20-2 record on the surface this year, indicating the enormity of Zverev’s victory.

“I knew I had to play my best tennis today, from the start, and I’m glad I did,” Zverev said in his on-court interview. “Of course he’s coming back, he’s an incredible player. I told him on the net, [he’s] Not just once, but many times this tournament is going to win. I hope I can win it before he starts hitting us all and we won’t have a chance.

French Open Quarter Final Live: Alexander Zverev beat Carlos Alcaraz in a four-set thriller to advance to the semifinals of the French Open

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