Carlos Alcaraz loses and fails to match Roger Federer's 'amazing' US Open feat

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Carlos Alcaraz loses and fails to match Roger Federer's 'amazing' US Open feat
Carlos Alcaraz loses and fails to match Roger Federer's 'amazing' US Open feat © Getty Images Sport - Clive Brunskill

Carlos Alcaraz has fallen two wins short of becoming the first player since Roger Federer to win back-to-back US Open titles. Alcaraz, the 2022 US Open champion, saw his title defense come to an end in the semifinal after Daniil Medvedev handed him a 7-6 (3) 6-1 3-6 6-3 loss at Flushing Meadows.

With Alcaraz's semifinal loss, Federer remains the last player to win back-to-back US Open titles. Between 2004 and 2008, Federer won five consecutive titles at the US Open. Since then, no player has managed to win the US Open in back-to-back years.

“Sharing that feat with Roger would be amazing," Alcaraz said at the start of the US Open.

Carlos Alcaraz© Getty Images Sport - Julian Finney

Also this week, Alcaraz admitted he would really love to win back-to-back US Open titles and join Federer in the tournament's history books. "Of course, I watch the draw and see the opponents I can play against.

Obviously, I am focused day by day. Obviously defending the title here is a goal for me, I'm looking for that. Obviously, I know that the only man, I think nobody else defended the title here since Roger Federer. So I would love to be part of the tournament history here with Roger to defend the title, as I said it's my main goal and I'm looking for that," Alcaraz said.

Alcaraz fails to emulate Federer's US Open feat

After suffering a US Open semifinal defeat, Alcaraz was disappointed but he admitted that Medvedev deserved to win the match. "I would have loved to have played Novak in the final.

but Medvedev deserved it more than me. His forehand surprised me and it was much better than in previous matches. He is one of the best players in the world so I can't be surprised by most of the things he does," Alcaraz said after losing to Medvedev.

Also, Alcaraz vowed to learn from this defeat. "I always want to improve and you learn more from losing than from winning. Got to check with Juan Carlos what I did wrong. The season isn't over. There are a lot of big tournaments still coming this year," Alcaraz said.

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