Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Alcaraz edges closer to fifth title of 2022 in Hamburg

Carlos Alcaraz edged closer to his fifth title of 2022 on Friday when he breezed past Karen Khachanov 6-0, 6-2 to reach the Hamburg clay-court semi-finals.
“I played unbelievable today, probably one of my best matches this year,” said Alcaraz after firing 21 winners past his rival.
Alcaraz improved to 2-0 in the pair’s head-to-head series following a straight sets win in the last 16 of the French Open.
The 19-year-old Spaniard will face Alex Molcan in Saturday’s semi-final.
The Slovakian led Borna Coric 7-6 (9/7), 2-0 before the Croatian retired with an injury.
Lorenzo Musetti is poised to crack the top 50 for the first time after making the semi-finals by beating Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-4, 6-3.
Musetti, 20, next faces Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo who defeated Aslan Karatsev 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7/4).
Cerundolo claimed his maiden ATP title in Bastad last weekend.


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