Carlos Alcaraz’s uncontrolled celebration after winning an epic battle against Marin Cilic at the US Open

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Carlos Alcaraz's uncontrolled celebration after winning an epic battle against Marin Cilic at the US Open

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Carlos Alcaraz is excited about the possibility of being number 1 in the world. Photo: Sarah Stier / Getty Images / AFP

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How do you celebrate a victory that pushes a 19-year-old tennis player to be number 1 in the world? A Carlos Alcaraz He created a video in selfie mode to celebrate with the privileged who witnessed his triumph over the Croatian Marino Cilic at the US Open.

The Spaniard prevailed early Tuesday morning 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 over the Croatian Cilic, in a match that lasted 3 hours and 54 minutes. Alcaráz will go against the Italian Sinner Jannikwho defeated the Belarusian 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 Ilya Ivashka.

The match that lasted three minutes less than the maximum duration mark of a duel of these characteristics. After the last ball, Alcaraz ended up on his knees on the pitch Court, between effort and success.

His next rival, Sinner, has managed to qualify for the quarter-finals in three of this 2022’s four Grand Slams. At 21, he already boasts that he has reached that stage in each of those events. But at 19, Alcaraz – who is now third in the standings – may become the youngest ATP number one since 2001.

The elimination of Croatian Cilic means that no former US Open champion is still competing in either leg. The US Open has no shortage of its two seeds before the quarter-finals since 2000, the year in which the number one Andrea Agassi was eliminated in the second round and second, Gustavo Kuertenfell first.

Rafael Nadalremoved Monday from Francesca Tiafè 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, won the open Australia in January and France in June. She managed to reach the semifinals in Wimbledon a month later, but he withdrew from the tournament due to an abdominal tear and this was not recorded as a defeat.

Now Tiafoe will be measured with Andrea Rublevwho reached the quarter-finals for the sixth time in a Grand Slam after defeating the English 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 Cam Norrie.

Before, Nick Kyrgios had eliminated Daniel Medvedevthe Russian who was defending the title and was the seed of the tournament.

Source: Clarin

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