Carlos Alcaraz did not have an easy return to clay. In Hamburg, where the Murcian is one of the favorites for the title, it was difficult for him to advance. Until he met the Russian Karen Khachanov, to whom he won a place in the semi-finals of this ATP 500 category tournament.
So far this fleeting direct. He barely had time to comment on a game that Carlitos Alcaraz sent to the fast lane. The Spaniard, who aspires to victory and to climb to fourth place in the ATP rankings, arrives launched towards the final matches. And here we will continue to count. Thank you very much for the company and until next time. Cheers!
Today he also did that by showing overwhelming superiority against Khachanov and sending the game into the fast lane. Gone are the sufferings of the previous rounds.
The Spaniard’s trajectory in the ATP 500 tournaments is spectacular. He hasn’t lost a game.
Alcaraz, in the semi-finals
Set 2: 6-2 | It’s finish! Alcaraz did not lose the second match point and put the heading on an almost perfect game.
Set 2: 5-2 | The Murcian has touched the net… He has one match point left. 40-30
Set 2: 5-2 | Rest for Khachanov and two match points for the Spaniard… 40-15
Set 2: 5-2 | The Russian equalized but with a smash, Alcaraz made it 30-15.
Set 2: 5-2 | The first point is for Carlitos after the chair umpire checked that Khachanov’s shot missed. 15-00
Spaniard will serve to win
Set 2: 5-2 | Alcaraz closes the match with an unstoppable comeback.
Set 2: 4-2 | The Russian gets angry after sending the ball over the back. Advantage for Alcaraz.
Set 2: 4-2 | Khachanov beat him very well despite coming up to the net. Of them. The advantage escapes the Spaniards. We’ll have to keep paddling…
Set 2: 4-2 | In the hallway the cross shot of Alcaraz. He only has one break point left… 30-40
Set 2: 4-2 | Stay out of Spanish. 15-40
Set 2: 4-2 | Superb shot against Alcaraz. He recovers three break points, also launched for this second set. 00-40
Set 2: 4-2 | Great move from the Murcian to defeat Khachanov. Before exchanging a few shots at the net. 00-30
Set 2: 4-2 | To the Russian network. 00-15 for Alcaraz.
Set 2: 4-2 | At the Alcaraz line and I play for him. It stands out in the marking.
Set 2: 3-2 | Stay at the Khachanov room. The Russian is heavily penalized for these errors.
Set 2: 3-2 | The Spaniard runs in the network. Yet the same.
Set 2: 3-2 | The right cross goes to Khachanov, who visibly laments. Advantage for Alcaraz.
Set 2: 3-2 | Alcaraz’s unstoppable victory right, which saves the day. Of them.
Bola of ‘break’ for Khachanov
Set 2: 3-2 | Nice exchange that Khachanov scores with a nice shot for a corner. 30-40 and the first “break” ball of the match for the Russian.
Set 2: 3-2 | Good contradejeda of Russian to which Alcaraz does not arrive. 30-30
Set 2: 3-2 | Very long rest of Russian. 30-15 for Alcaraz.
Set 2: 3-2 | The Spaniard’s winning cross backhand. 15-15
Set 2: 3-2 | Ok now Khachanov, who overcame the climb of Alcaraz with a hard blow that the Murcian could not return. 00-15
Set 2: 3-2 | Long ball from Khachanov and Alcaraz breaks the service.
Series 2: 2-2 | The winning forehand from Alcaraz, which served another “break” point. 30-40
Series 2: 2-2 | wow! Alcaraz is wrong, hits too hard and sends him down the hall. The Spaniard laments. 30-30
Series 2: 2-2 | Rlearn spanish fast. He gets 15-30
Series 2: 2-2 | To the Alcaraz network. ugly end for one of the points of the tournament, with amortizations, counterattacks, a blow from Alcaraz in the ball between the legs… 15-00
Series 2: 2-2 | I go back to Jhachanov’s room and I play for Alcaraz.
Series 2: 1-2 | How beautiful are the lefts of Alcaraz! And they are also inaccessible! Nice point for 40-30.
Series 2: 1-2 | Nice setback from Khachanov who gets in tune. 30-30. He celebrates with his fist.
Series 2: 1-2 | At Alcaraz attack to sign the 30-15.
Series 2: 1-2 | Spectacular rest of Russia outside the network. Inaccessible for Alcaraz. 15-15
Series 2: 1-2 | To Khachanov lane, but the point is repeated as the chair umpire verifies that it has been done.
Series 2: 1-2 | Nice reaction from Alcaraz. Khachanov moved it well but the Murcian pulled a brutal right hand out of his sleeve at his rival’s feet. 15-00
Series 2: 1-2 | But the network also crosses paths with Murcia. I play for Khachanov who keeps his initiative in this round.
Series 2: 1-1 | The net prevents play on white. First point for the Spaniards in this match.
Series 2: 1-1 | 40-00 after the Russian moved Alcaraz very well from one end of the track to the other.
Series 2: 1-1 | Another unforced Spanish error. 30-00
Series 2: 1-1 | Bad rest from Alcaraz. He goes downstairs and Khachanov scores his first serve. 15-00
Series 2: 1-1 | Bad return from Khachanov and first match for Alcaraz in this second round.
Set 2: 0-1 | ¡Now yes! Third time was the charm and he got that cross forehand. 40-30
Set 2: 0-1 | Alcaraz was confident and loaded with the ball to send it still too long with his right cross. 30-30
Set 2: 0-1 | The right cross of the Murcian was very long. 30-15
Set 2: 0-1 | The Spaniard does not lower the level, he serves hard and picks up near the net. 30-00
Set 2: 0-1 | Another direct failure from the Russian. 15-00 now for Alcaraz.
Khachanov leads in the second set
Set 2: 0-1 | Alcaraz fails in the drop and the Russian opens his marker.
Set 2: 0-0 | Advantage for Khachanov who can win his first match…
Set 2: 0-0 | Khachanov’s ball goes deep in a long exchange between the two. It is difficult for the Russian to switch from forehand to backhand and vice versa. Of them.
Set 2: 0-0 | With a double ‘smash’, the Russian makes it 40-30.
Set 2: 0-0 | In the corridor the Russian. It is more aggressive, but still very imprecise. 30-30
Set 2: 0-0 | Cane kick from Alcaraz and ball in the sky… 30-15 for Khachanov.
Set 2: 0-0 | Double fault.
Set 2: 0-0 | He manages to equalize his first service Khachanov. We’ll see if he manages to change the dynamics of this match…
Set 2: 0-0 | Russian served.
Overwhelming Alcaraz scores first set
Set 1: 6-0 | Rthis in Khachanov’s lane and the first set is for Alcaraz. A damning fact: he only lost two points with his serve. That’s how that 6-0 is best understood and how it happened in just 26 minutes.
Set 1: 5-0 | Great climb on the Alcaraz network. Volley to put the 40-00. Three set points for him..
Set 1: 5-0 | Very serious with his service, the Spaniard passes quickly with 30-00.
Set 1: 5-0 | Used to win the Alcaraz set…
Alcaraz press for the set
Set 1: 5-0 | The Murcian closes the match with a beautiful ball.
Set 1: 4-0 | Great climb to the Alcaraz net to steal and get ahead. Another “break” ball for the Spaniards. 30-40.
Set 1: 4-0 | Net number 26 in the world. He was trying to move his rival but the ball didn’t pass the boards. 30-30.
Set 1: 4-0 | Double fault from the Russian. 30-15
Set 1: 4-0 | Good reaction from Khachanov. Increase the intensity, put Alcaraz in difficulty and reach 30-00.
Set 1: 4-0 | Great winning shot from Carlitos that leaves Khachanov pinned down. And there are already four matches for the Spaniard!
Set 1: 3-0 | The 40-15 came after Alcaraz moved their rivals down the field, who could no longer return the final blow.
Set 1: 3-0 | However, the Spaniard will now attempt a long fall. 30-15
Set 1: 3-0 | Once again. Same dynamic as the previous point. How Alcaraz hits the ball! 30-00
Set 1: 3-0 | Khachanov dismisses her. He couldn’t respond precisely to the Spaniard’s formidable post. 15-00
Set 1: 3-0 | Serve Carlos Alcaraz…
Another break from Spanish
Set 1: 3-0 | In the corridor the Russian. Alcaraz is advancing non-stop in this first lap.
Set 1: 2-0 | Big fall! House brand. Alcaraz now benefits from it.
Set 1: 2-0 | Alcaraz made a match, overcoming the rise of his rival with a nice lob. of them
Set 1: 2-0 | Very well now the Russian, who moved the Murcian well to save the day and get ahead. advantage.
Set 1: 2-0 | Reverse the Spanish network. 30-40. He has one break point left.
Set 1: 2-0 | Out now Khachanov. Alcaraz reaches everything and the Russian is desperate. 15-40
Set 1: 2-0 | With 30-00 comes Alcaraz’s error, which sends it beyond the back of the track. 30-15 then.
Set 1: 2-0 | Carlitos is excellent all the way to get ahead in Game 3 as well. 00-15
Set 1: 2-0 | The Spaniard is unstoppable. Power and precision. Close the second game without too much trouble.
Set 1: 1-0 | The Spaniard almost saved a spectacular fall, but ended up taking down his rival. 30-15
Set 1: 1-0 | Huge shot from Alcaraz parallel to the hallway. 30-00
Set 1: 1-0 | The Murcian overcomes a nice comeback towards the nets of the Russian. 15-00
Break by Alcaraz in the first
Set 1: 1-0 | Superb cross shot from Alcaraz to sign the ‘break’ and sign up for the first game.
Set 1: 0-0 | The first is saved by the Russian because the ball goes long to Alcaraz. 30-40
Set 1: 0-0 | In a network Russian on the exchange. 15-40. First ‘break’ options for Alcaraz.
Set 1: 0-0 | Good climb from Khachanov, but the Murcian overcomes it without problems. 15-30
Set 1: 0-0 | Alcaraz is going long now. 15-15. Typical inaccuracies at the start of the match.
Set 1: 0-0 | Khachanov starts on a double fault. 00-15
Everything is ready to go. Russian will do…
The two tennis players are already warming up on clay.
With the previous game over, with Davidovich unfortunately defeated, Alcaraz-Khachanov’s tee time is definitely set at 16-55. It starts in ten minutes!
The winner of the day would face in the semi-final the winner of the duel between the Slovak Alex Molcan, number 48 of the ATP, and the Croatian Borna Coric, number 183.
Curious fact about the trajectory of the very young Spanish talent: Alcaraz accumulates a series of 12 consecutive victories in the ATP 500 events, and in Hamburg he is aiming for his third title at this level in 2022.
The match originally had a scheduled time of 4:00 p.m., but as it awaits the completion of Davidovich-Musetti, the start time was delayed until at least 5:00 p.m.
Alcaraz and Khachanov only crossed paths once on a track. It happened during the last edition of Roland Garros and the match fell on the side of the Murcien who won 6-1, 6-4 and 6-4 on Parisian soil.