(Tennis news) Alcaraz won here over Dominik Koepfer, Lloyd Harris, and Dan Evans, continuing his quest for consecutive victories. In the fourth round, Matteo Arnaldi was his opponent. Despite a little bit of fight from his opponent, the Spaniard won the first two sets very easily.
When Arnaldi grabbed a break to take a 2-1 lead in the third set, it appeared as though the match was about to get more competitive. Alcaraz, though, soon struck back to tie the game. The Italian’s serve was subsequently broken by the World No. 1 in the final game of the match, giving her a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory.
Zverev defeated Grigor Dimitrov, Daniel Altmaier, and Aleksandar Vukic to earn a matchup with Jannik Sinner in the fourth round. The German originally blew his lead in the opening set, but he recovered to win the next three games to take the match.
Similar events occurred in the second set, although the outcome favoured Sinner in the end. In the fourth game of the third set, Zverev held off five break points to tie the score at 2-2. He then won the following four games to win the set.
When Sinner’s back was to the wall, he managed to secure the fourth set in order to maintain his life. Zverev took a 3-0 lead in the decisive set to set the tone. He maintained his lead all the way to the finish line to win 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
In the head-to-head matchup, Zverev is ahead of Alcaraz 3-2. At the 2023 Madrid Open, the Spaniard triumphed in their most recent meeting in straight sets.
Different strategies were used by the two to win their previous round matchups. Arnaldi was easily defeated by Alcaraz, but Sinner put Zverev through a rigorous test. His first serve points were won 78% of the time, and he hit 31 winners to just 22 unforced errors, which are the Spaniard’s crucial statistics.
While also hitting 16 aces, Zverev won 70% of his first serve points. During the course of his arduous victory over Sinner, he hit a total of 56 home runs and made 46 unintentional mistakes.
Zverev also made an effort to close off plays, and he had a modest amount of success because he prevailed in 57% of his attempts. Sinner was definitely taken off guard by the strategy, and he could try to use it against Alcaraz.
While Zverev won both of their matches on hard courts, Alcaraz has won both of their contests on clay. This was before the breakthrough of the Spaniard, thus their subsequent conflict might take a different turn.
Fatigue may be an issue for Zverev in the next round after his fourth round match lasted more than four hours and ended just before two in the morning. It might, however, become irrelevant considering Alcaraz’s performance this year. One will anticipate that the incumbent winner will prevail in this match.
Carlos Alcaraz to win in 4 sets.