Carlos Alcaraz speaks on facing Jannik Sinner at US Open

Alcaraz and Sinner set to meet in the US Open quarterfinal.

No. 3 seed Carlos Alcaraz called Jannik Sinner “a great player” and that that he expects a big battle when they meet at the US Open. In the US Open quarterfinal, Alcaraz takes on 11th-seeded Sinner. Alcaraz and Sinner will be going head-to-head for the fourth time on the main level when they clash at Flushing Meadows.

Going into the match, Sinner owns a 2-1 head-to-head versus Alcaraz. This summer, Sinner defeated Alcaraz at Wimbledon and Washington. “I played a couple of times against him. He’s a great player, a really, really tough one,” Alcaraz said of facing Sinner, per the ATP website.

“I lost twice in the past two months, so I will have to be ready for this battle against Jannik”.

Alcaraz on beating Marin Cilic

On Monday, Alcaraz defeated Cilic 6-4 3-6 6-4 4-6 6-3 to progress into his second US Open quarterfinal.

Up by two sets to one, Alcaraz had break points in three games in the fourth set, but just couldn’t realize any of his seven break points in the set. Alcaraz paid the price by losing the fourth set as Cilic also started the fifth set a break in the opening game of the set.

Just when it seemed Cilic would create a big comeback, Alcaraz responded with back-to-back breaks and managed to claim a five-set win. “Honestly, I have no idea,” Alcaraz said when asked how was he able to win the match.

“It was pretty, pretty tough at the beginning of the fifth set [being a] break down. But Marin was playing unbelievable. I believe in myself all the time. Of course the support today in Arthur Ashe [Stadium] was crazy. Without you guys, it wouldn’t be possible to win this match tonight, so thank you very much for the support tonight, thank you.

I would say 100 per cent of the energy I put in the fifth set was thanks to you. It was unbelievable.” It remains to be seen if Alcaraz can now beat Sinner for his first Grand Slam semifinal.

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