US Open: Alexander Zverev edges Jannik Sinner. Carlos Alcaraz is next

Former finalist Alexander Zverev will compete in the US Open quarter-final

by Jovica Ilic
US Open: Alexander Zverev edges Jannik Sinner. Carlos Alcaraz is next
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Former finalist Alexander Zverev will play in his third US Open quarter-final after an epic win at Arthur Ashe Stadium! The German took down the 6th seed Jannik Sinner 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in four hours and 40 minutes, preserving enough energy for a decider and setting the clash against world no.

1 Carlos Alcaraz on Wednesday. Known for his poor record versus the top-10 rivals at Majors, Zverev gave everything to win this one, delivering an early break in the fifth set and bringing the victory home to remain on the title course.

The German will use Tuesday to recover and prepare for another challenging duel against the defending champion. Alexander won 11 points more than Jannik, blasting 16 aces and playing better in the decisive moments. Zverev tamed his strokes nicely, firing 56 winners and 46 unforced errors.

Sinner counted almost 70 mistakes and fell in another marathon, never winning a match with four hours on the clock.

Alexander Zverev prevailed over Jannik Sinner at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The German seized six out of 14 break chances, defending eight out of 12 opportunities offered to his opponent and emerging at the top.

The opening set saw numerous deuces and back-to-back breaks in the middle games. Sinner squandered game points at 4-4 and got broken to fall behind. Zverev held at love in game ten with an ace for 6-4 in 68 minutes. Sinner raised his level and forged a 3-0 advantage in the second set.

Zverev pulled a break back before experiencing another setback at 2-3. Jannik served well in games seven and nine to wrap up the set and level the overall score after an hour and 50 minutes. The German served well in the third set, keeping the pressure on the other side in three consecutive return games.

Sinner survived five break chances in the fourth game before losing ground. Alexander broke him in games six and eight, clinching the set 6-2 and hoping to seal the deal in the fourth. The German denied break chances in the opening game, and they stayed neck and neck until 4-4.

The Italian secured a break in the ninth game and held in the next one to grab the set 6-4 and force a decider after three hours and 50 minutes! Alexander made one last push and secured an early break in game two. Zverev squandered game points in the next one and offered Sinner a break chance.

The German saved it and produced a massive hold that pushed him 3-0 up and closer to the finish line. They served well in the upcoming games, and Alexander served for the victory at 5-3. He came from 30-15 down and sealed the deal with a service winner, celebrating a massive win, his most notable one after returning from an injury.

Alexander Zverev Jannik Sinner Carlos Alcaraz