Carlos Alcaraz will face the German Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals of the US Open, which he defeated this Monday after a marathon match (6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6 and 6-3), exhausting (four hours and 41 minutes) and extremely exhausting Italian Jannik Sinner.
Zverev, who has been showing a good level throughout the tournament, can appreciate the effort made against the Italian. On the other hand, the Murcian will arrive much more rested for his quarterfinal match on Wednesday since he won his ticket this Monday afternoon with a fast-track victory against Italian Matteo Arnaldi (61) 6-3, 6-3 and 6-4 in one hour and 57 minutes.
The German knows that he is facing one of the favorites for the US Open along with Djokovic, as well as the current champion in New York. Asked about his duel against the Spaniard, Zverev smiled, admitting that he will have to recover as soon as possible but he wanted to send a message: "I'm here to play."
Alcaraz and Zverev have played five times to date with three wins for the Teuton and two for the Murcian. However, the last precedent, in the Masters 1,000 in Madrid, was for Alcaraz 6-1 and 6-2 this year. "We have played great games. He is playing really well. This year he is finding his best level again," Alcaraz assured this Monday.
The German has pending accounts with the US Open. since in 2020 he played the final against the Austrian Dominic Thiem, he won the first two sets but finally ended up losing the match in five sets.
The winner of Alcaraz-Zverev will have to deal in the semifinals with the winner of the quarterfinal match between the Russians Daniil Medvedev (3) and Andrey Rublev (8). In the other table of the US Open, Djokovic is already waiting in the semifinals.
The quarterfinal match of the US Open between Carlos Alcaraz and the German Alexander Zverev will be played during the early hours of this Wednesday, September 6 to Thursday, September 7, around 2:30 p.m. The meeting can be seen on television on Movistar and can also be followed through the La Vanguardia website.