Spanish Carlos Alcaraz took on the job this Thursday revenge before He US Tommy Paul Round 16 masters 1000 from cincinnatiWhere Novak Djokovic increased his perfect balance by 19 victory over Gael Monfils, ATP record.
yeah Serb took only 68 minutes To send the Frenchman, Alcaraz had to row for three hours and nine minutes to finish the fight with long stops due to rain with a score of 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (0/7) and 6-3.
Paul proved once again that he one of the tennis players who choke the world number one the most after knocking him out two years in a row at the Canadian Open, the last time just a week ago.
“I told everyone that I really want to win because I lost in Toronto. It was a very tough match.. we played very match before it started to rain. But I think I did a pretty good job of waiting in the gym.”
Alcaraz will play in the quarterfinals Australian Max Purcellnumber 70 in the world ranking and big surprise in cincinnati as he dispatched Norwegian Kasper Ruud in the second round.
After a flashy debut against Jordan Thompson, Alcaraz was put to the test again Paul that with an advantage of 3-5 hehe bequeathed to serve to win the first set.
The Spaniards reacted on time and took a set in a tiebreak in the midst of a strong wind that prevented dominance from the service.
In the second sleeve Paul Saved Three Match Points and equalized in the duel, leaving the Spaniards empty in the tie-break.
Alcaraz took a breath at the break at the start of the decisive set before rain caused breaks of more than two hours.
around, Alcaraz closed the fight with the last break and kept moving forward to the final, which I would definitely keep number one World Cup at the start of the US Open (August 28 – September 10).
Medvedev and Tsitsipas dropped out
At night, Novak Djokovic has no problems to win with a score of 6-3 and 6-2 in favor of the French Gael Monfilsagainst which he demonstrates a record superiority on the track.
With this victory already 19without a single defeat, those who inflicted Djokovic into french, superior previous major brand owned by Rafael Nadal, With 18 wins over Richard Gasquet.
Djokovic and Monfilsboth 36 years old, struggled to get started bright party with quality exchanges, until the Serbian broke for the first time in the eighth game and won the first set.
number two in the world saw an opportunity stop intersection fast track and he’s gone eight games in a row against the outmatched Monfils, who have turned their heads this year with wins like last week’s against Stefanos Tsitsipas in Toronto.
Djokovicwho returns to compete in the United States after a two-year absence, can be seen in Rooms with local Taylor Fritz.
Unlike Monfils, the German Alexander Zverev yes, I received finish the series four defeats in a row against Russian Daniil Medvedevnumber three in the world.
Zverevcurrently ranked 17th in the world rankings, he beat Medvedev 6-4, 5-7 and 6-4 and in the quarterfinals he met with the Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.
one more of surprises day was drop from Greek tsitsipasnumber four SPS, due to Polish Hubert Hurkacz on 6-3 and 6-4.
Farewell to Pegula and Rybakina
In the women’s division of the WTA 1000 category, the first racket of the world, Iga Swiatek, exceeded initial fear of beating the Chinese 3-6, 6-1 and 6-1 qinwenzhengone of the track’s biggest promises in 20 years.
For its part, Kazakh. Elena RybakinaWimbledon 2022 Winner, he retired with physical problems during clash before Italian Jasmine Paulini, after winning the first set 4-6 and trailing 5-2 in the second.
Another outstanding player was an American Jessica Pegulaworld number three and last week’s WTA 1000 champion in Montreal, who fell for loud 6-4 and 6-0 in front of Czech Marie Bouzkova.
Thursday results at the tournament in Cincinnati
– Men (Masters 1000)
Carlos Alcaraz (ESP/N.1) defeated Tommy Paul (USA/N.14) 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (0/7), 6-3
Max Purcell (Australia) – Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 6-4, 6-2
Hubert Hurkacz (Poland) – Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE/N.4) 6-3, 6-4
Alexey Popyrin (Australia) – Emil Ruusuvuori (Finland) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
Adrian Mannarino (France) – Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 6-4, 3-0 and resigned
Alexander Zverev (GER/N.16) defeated Daniil Medvedev (RUS/N.3) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Taylor Fritz (USA/N.9) – Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 5:0 and refusal
Novak Djokovic (SRB/N.2) – Gael Monfils (FRA) 6-3, 6-2
Women (WTA 1000)
Iga Swiatek (POL/N.1) defeated Qinwen Zheng (CHN) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
Marketa Vondrousova (CZ/N.10) defeated Sloane Stevens (USA) 7-5, 6-3
Jasmine Paolini (Italy) Elena Rybakina (KAZ/N.4) 4-6, 5-2 and leaving
Corey Gauff (USA/N.7) – Linda Noskova (Czech Republic) 6-4, 6-0
Karolina Muchova (Czech Republic) defeated Maria Sakkari (GRE/N.8) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Marie Bouzkova (Czech Republic) – Jessica Pegula (USA/N.3) 6-4, 6-0
Ons Jaber (TUN/N.5) – Donna Vekic (Croatia) 5-2 and leaving
Arina Sobolenko (BLR/N.2) – Daria Kasatkina (RUS/N.14) 6-3, 6-3