Watch: Carlos Alcaraz beats Stefanos Tsitsipas, the Highlights

The Spaniard conquered the semifinal of the Roland Garros 2023, beating in straight sets the Greek, captivating the crowd present on the Stade philippe Chatrier

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Watch: Carlos Alcaraz beats Stefanos Tsitsipas, the Highlights

Carlos Alcaraz conquered the semifinal of the Roland Garros 2023, beating in straight sets Stefanos Tsitsipas, captivating the crowd present on the Stade philippe Chatrier. Crowd that stopped applauding plays that would have sent even a tennis neophyte into raptures.

Alcaraz gave a clear 6-2, 6-1, 7-6(5) to the current world number five, in the running for a place at the top of the ranking before the start of the tournament, with a naturalness and simplicity beyond by any logic. The Greek finished the second innings of the match by hitting six consecutive second serves; Alcaraz did not waste the wonderful opportunity and, at the fourth break point, found an excellent winning forehand.

Tsitsipas tried to charge despite the score, but the Spaniard erased any thoughts of a comeback by hitting a formidable passer on the run to make it 4-2. The second set started even worse for the tennis player from Athens, who hit the fence with his forehand and immediately gave up his serve.

Roland Garros: Carlos Alcaraz beats Stefanos Tsitsipas, the Highlights

Alcaraz showed no mercy and continued to joke his rival by alternating winners on the lines and drop shots that were as precise as they were effective.

The Greek appeared at times demotivated by his opponent's explosiveness and found himself down by two sets in less than an hour. The show didn't change in the third half of the game. Tsitsipas tried to surprise Alcaraz with a far from trivial short ball in the opening game on serve, Alcaraz not only arrived in time to respond but also immobilized the unfortunate victim with a screaming drop counter.

Alcaraz wasted two match points and lost serve for the first time at 5-3. Time to stage the tie-break and finally bring the curtain down. The semifinal of the top-half has therefore respected the forecast and will see Alcaraz challenge Novak Djokovic in a match that will give great emotions to all tennis fans.

The two have met only once in their careers and Alcaraz won a spectacular match in the third set tie-break at the 2022 Mutua Madrid Open.

Video Credits: Roland Garros YouTube

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