Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner made history in New York

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Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner made history in New York

Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner made history in New York. Especially after a stellar battle, the one at the US Open, which represents the present and the future of world tennis. Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner put on a show at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

At the end of a challenge full of reversals and strong emotions, the Spaniard made the feat of snatching qualification for the semi-finals of the Grand Slam tournament. It was an epochal battle, which rewrote history in Flushing Meadows: in fact, no confrontation had ever gone so far.

5 hours and 15 minutes of play to decree the last tennis player who will play the penultimate match of the main draw on Friday. A fact that certifies that such an encounter certainly does not happen every day and is almost unique.

Great intensity, energy and desire to throw the heart over the obstacle: with these elements mainly first the blue and then the Iberian have cornered the opponent, reaching match point. In the first case, the Italian stopped one step away from the finish line, having to start over, while the 19-year-old was cynical and closed the case.

At times surreal level of play, intensity, quality, struggle. 'Ours' is a game that categorically rejects a draw: a shame, given the circumstances. At the threshold of five hours and fifteen minutes of play and the three New Yorkers, the Spaniard comes out in a totally heroic way.

Needless to say, he cancels a match point in the tenth game of the fourth set and recovers a late break in the deciding set. 6-3 6-7 (9) 6-7 (0) 7-5 6-3 the final score.

The other long challenges at the US Open

There are three games that have remained in history in New York for their duration.

The first in 1993 with Mats Wilander and Mikael Pernfors protagonists, then in 2012 it was the turn of Philipp Kohlschreiber and the American John Isner to go beyond 2 in America. In 2014 it was Kei Nishikori and the Canadian Milos Raonic who started another great battle.

The match is a candidate to be one of the best of the year, together with the Australian Open final between Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev. On the one hand the joy of the Iberian, able to never give up and overturn an almost completely compromised match, and on the other hand the disappointment of Sinner, who was not effective in the most important moment, despite having demonstrated a level of tennis. very high (and the two tie-breaks are proof of this).