Carlos Alcaraz meets Holger Rune with the semifinals on the horizon

The Spanish tennis participant Carlos Alcaraz desires to proceed making historical past this Wednesday at Wimbledon, the third ‘Grand Slam’ of the season and the one one on grass, with a victory within the quarterfinals in opposition to the Danish Holger Rune that enables him to succeed in his third semifinals of a ‘grand’.

On the second activate middle court docket, once more the scene of one in all his epic battles, the Murcian will attempt to take one other step within the British match, the place on Monday he broke his ceiling by coming again within the spherical of 16 in opposition to the Italian Matteo Berrettini ( 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3), who solely managed to interrupt his rival’s serve as soon as.

At simply 20 years previous, Alcaraz turned the primary youngest seed to advance to the Wimbledon quarterfinals, a brand new show of character and ambition from a participant who nonetheless desires extra. It didn’t have an effect on him in any respect that the Serbian Novak Djokovic just about displaced him from primary together with his earlier victory in opposition to the Pole Hubert Hurkacz; he needed to win and the person from El Palmar did it with out succumbing to the strain.

The accounts are actually very clear: whoever goes additional within the London occasion might be primary on the earth after the match. As well as, they’d not come throughout one another till a hypothetical ultimate, with the Russian Daniil Medvedev or the stunning American Christopher Eubanks -the executioner of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas within the quarterfinals- as potential opponents within the ‘semis’.

Alcaraz, who has collected 9 consecutive victories on grass and who just a few weeks in the past received his first ATP title on that floor at Queen’s, doesn’t appear keen to place the brake on. “I’m hungry for extra. Final yr I misplaced within the fourth spherical and I actually wished to play the quarterfinals right here. I got here this yr with that objective. Now I’m searching for extra. My dream is to play a ultimate right here and win this title sooner or later “, he confessed.

This Wednesday the sixth favourite of the British match awaits him, the Danish Holger Rune, who defeated the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (3-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(4), 6-3) within the spherical of 16. Each tennis gamers have met twice, each 20 years previous, with a victory for every one; Alcaraz prevailed on the 2021 Subsequent Gen ATP Finals (4-3(6), 4-2, 4-0), whereas Rune took the quarterfinal match of the Masters 1,000 in Paris final yr resulting from withdrawal resulting from harm from Murcia (6-3, 6-6).

“Arising in opposition to one another within the quarterfinals is one thing nice for tennis. We grew up collectively, we went by way of all of the classes, we performed large tournaments. Assembly in a ‘Grand Slam’ is one thing nice. I’m going to get pleasure from it,” stated Alcaraz. The winner of the 2 will change into the youngest Wimbledon semifinalist since Djokovic in 2007.