After signing a round of 16 with some shocks, Carlos Alcaraz came through the quarterfinals of the Hamburg tournament with strength after eliminating the Russian Karen Khachanov (6-0 and 6-2) to meet in the semifinals with the winner of the match that Alex Molcan and Borna Coric will compete.
Alcaraz recovered his best level 24 hours after leaving Serbian Filip Krajinovic behind, who forced the Murcian tennis player to remain on the court for almost two hours, which could herald a future wear in the quarterfinals.
However, Alcaraz did not feel the effort and against Khachanov did not want to give rise to any kind of surprise. That is why he started strong, with a break at the first change with which he gained momentum until finishing the first set on the fast track: Khachanov only lasted 26 minutes.
With the wind in favor, Alcaraz was also a gale in the second set (43 minutes). Although the Russian tennis player endured four games, in the fifth of him he received a break in his service and definitively sank his knee.
The winner in Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona and the 1,000 Masters in Miami and Madrid, maintains his aspirations of achieving his fifth success this year and the sixth of his career. Khachanov was no match. Again, as in the only precedent of him against the Murcian tennis player, in the past Roland Garros, he fell again in front of a hurricane called Carlos Alcaraz.