The US Open quarterfinal rematch between Alcaraz and Medvedev is set to take place in the upcoming Wimbledon clash.
Carlos Alcaraz (No. 1-Spain) and Daniil Medvedev (No. 3-Russia), who met in this year’s Wimbledon semifinals, will play a return match in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open ($65 million-$85.76 billion in prize money), the last major tennis tournament of the year.
Alcaraz defeated Alexander Tsverev (12th-Germany) 3-0 (6-3, 6-2, 6-4) in two hours and 29 minutes in the men’s singles quarterfinals on the 10th day of the tournament at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City, USA.
Earlier in the day, Medvedev defeated Andrei Rublev (No. 8-Russia) 3-0 (6-4, 6-3, 6-4) to reach the semifinals.
This marks the first time Alcaraz and Medvedev have faced each other on a major court in two months since Wimbledon in July.
They also met in the semifinals at Wimbledon, where Alkaras cruised to a 3-0 (6-3, 6-3, 6-3) victory and went on to upset Novak Djokovic (runner-up, Serbia) in the final to be crowned champion.
Alcaraz leads the all-time series 2-1, including back-to-back wins.
Alcaraz, who also won the US Open last year, will be looking to win his second straight title and third career major.
Medvedev, the 2021 tournament winner, will also be looking for his second US Open title in two years, making this semifinal a must-win matchup.
Medvedev is unusually strong at the US Open, having finished fourth or better in four of his five years at the tournament, from the 2019 edition where he was runner-up to this year’s event.
The match was played in 35-degree heat. Medvedev battled through the heat and high humidity, calling two medical timeouts due to respiratory distress.
The winner of the semifinal between Alcaraz and Medvedev will meet the winner of Djokovic-Ben Shelton (No. 47-USA) in the final.
After Wimbledon, it will be interesting to see if the ‘new emperor’ matchup between Alkaras and Djokovic will play out again in a major final.
Rublev has yet again failed to break the major singles quarterfinal jinx.
Since turning pro in 2014, Rublev has consistently competed in majors, starting with the 2015 US Open, but has never won a quarterfinal match. He has reached the quarterfinals nine times and lost all of them.
At the US Open alone, he has reached the quarterfinals four times, failing to win a single set in those four matches.
In the women’s singles, Arina Sabalenka (No. 2-Belarus), this year’s Australian Open winner and one of the tournament’s strongest favorites, stifled a 2-0 (6-1, 6-4) “surge” by Zheng Qinwen (No. 23-China) to reach the semifinals.
Sabalenka has now reached the semifinals of five consecutive majors dating back to last year’s US Open.
Counting the US Open, this is her third consecutive semifinal since 2021.
However, Savalenka has a history of losing in the US Open semifinals, never reaching the final.
Sabalenka’s semifinal opponent will be Madison Keys (No. 17-USA), who is coming off a 2-0 (6-1, 6-4) win over Wimbledon champion Marketa Bondrowsova (No. 9-CZ).
Sabalenka leads the all-time series with Keys 2-1, 카지노사이트킴 including a 2-0 victory in their most recent meeting in the quarterfinals of this year’s Wimbledon.