Carlos Alcaraz continues his campaign to defend the US Open title he won last year. Alcaraz advanced to the semi-finals of the event and is only two matches away from a truly historic feat. Will the Spaniard manage to make history in the New York Slam?
Every time Carlos Alcaraz steps on the court, he proves to the world that there is a reason why he is number 1 in the world at the age of just 20. The Spaniard is currently fighting to defend his title at the US Open. If he succeeds, he will go down in the history of the tournament alongside Roger Federer. Can he do it?
The real question is not whether Carlos Alcaraz is able to win the 2023 US Open and make history, but whether there is anyone who can prevent him from doing so. Many point to Novak Djokovic, but can the Serb really stop the Spaniard? Their last matches showed that the Serb not only has problems with receiving the Spaniard’s game and winning against him. He can lose to him, just like at this year’s Wimbledon, or suffer in a three-set match for almost five hours before he manages to close the match in his favor. Does Djokovic have enough strength to survive another marathon with the Spaniard? Probably so. After all, we are talking about a 23-time Grand Slam winner. However, it may be very difficult for him. Especially since Alcaraz is now playing inspired at the US Open and has not lost a single set on the way to the semifinals.
At the moment, Alcaraz is two matches away from defending his title and making history as the first tennis player to defend his title in this event since Roger Federer. The Spaniard recently admitted that doing so is currently his main goal. Alcaraz will face Daniil Medvedev in the semi-final match. Who are you rooting for?