French Open Quarterfinals LIVE: Alexander Zverev defeats Carlos Alcaraz in a four set thriller to advance to French Open semifinals

Zverev vs Alcaraz LIVE – French Open 2022 LIVE updates – Third seed Alexander Zverev powered to a second-straight semi-final at the…

French Open Quarterfinals LIVE: Alexander Zverev defeats Carlos Alcaraz in a four set thriller to advance to French Open semifinals
French Open Quarterfinals LIVE: Alexander Zverev defeats Carlos Alcaraz in a four set thriller to advance to French Open semifinals

Zverev vs Alcaraz LIVE – French Open 2022 LIVE updates – Third seed Alexander Zverev powered to a second-straight semi-final at the clay-court Grand Slam, defeating 19-year old Alcaraz 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(7). Zverev next faces a semi-final showdown with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic or 13-time champion Rafael Nadal. Follow Zverev vs Alcaraz Live and all French Open 2022 Live updates on Insidesport.in.

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French Open Quarterfinals LIVE: Alexander Zverev defeats Carlos Alcaraz in a four set thriller to advance to French Open semifinals

Having lost to Alcaraz in straight sets in the final of the Madrid Open in early May, Zverev appeared eager to prove a point in his first Grand Slam meeting with the World No. 6. The German stayed aggressive throughout the three-hour, 18-minute encounter on Court Philippe Chatrier, dominating the early baseline exchanges and frequently reading the Alcaraz drop shot to open up a two-set lead.

Alcaraz channelled the support of the crowd to raise his game and claim the third set, but Zverev’s big serve proved crucial in blunting the Spaniard’s comeback. A fourth-set tie-break full of exhilarating shotmaking saw Zverev save a set point at 5/6 before letting slip a first match point after netting a backhand at 7/6. He made no mistake the second time around at 8/7, crashing a return winner from the backhand to seal a maiden win over a Top 10 opponent at a major tournament.

The 19-time tour-level titlist maintained a high level throughout against Alcaraz, putting together his most convincing display of the tournament as he chases a maiden Grand Slam crown.

French Open Quarterfinals LIVE: Alexander Zverev defeats Carlos Alcaraz in a four set thriller to advance to French Open semifinals
French Open Quarterfinals LIVE: Alexander Zverev defeats Carlos Alcaraz in a four set thriller to advance to French Open semifinals

Both players arrived in the French capital full of confidence having enjoyed strong European clay-court seasons, but in the first two sets Alcaraz was unable to find the level that earned him titles in Barcelona and Madrid. His run to the quarter-finals on just his second appearance at Roland Garros leaves the Spaniard with a 20-2 record on the surface this year, an indication of the magnitude of Zverev’s victory.

“I knew that I had to play my absolute best tennis today, from the start on, and I’m happy that I did that,” said Zverev in his on-court interview. “Obviously he kept on coming back, he’s an incredible player. I told him at the net, [he’s] going to win this tournament a lot of times, not only once. I hope I can win it before he starts beating us all and we will have no chance at all.”

French Open Quarterfinals LIVE: Alexander Zverev defeats Carlos Alcaraz in a four set thriller to advance to French Open semifinals

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