In what may be one of the challenges of the near future, the young Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz showed once again his talent and maturity, qualifying for the semi-finals of the ATP Andalucia Open 2021, in Marbella, beating Casper Ruud in straight sets.
for 6-2 6-4. Obviously, comparisons with Rafael Nadal are now on the agenda: is the young tennis player born in 2003 even stronger than Jannik Sinner, the greatest promise of today's tennis? Carlos Alcaraz is the youngest semi-finalist in an ATP tournament since 2014, when a similar result was achieved at the age of 17 by Alexander Zverev.
The Spaniard, who will turn 18 on May 5, qualified for the semifinals of the Andalucia Open in Marbella, beating in two sets, 6-2 6-4, the Norwegian Casper Ruud, n. 26 of the world. Alcaraz, is also the youngest Spaniard to achieve a similar result since 2003, when Rafael Nadal got the semis in Umag.