The Spanish Carlos Alcaraz reached the quarterfinals of the US Open by beating the German Peter Gojowczyk this Sunday by 5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 and 6-0, after 3h 31m. The 18-year-old from Murcia thus became the youngest tennis player to land in that round in the Open Era since the American Andre Agassi achieved it in the 1988 edition. After beating Stefanos Tsitsipas two days ago, three in the world Alcaraz confirmed all the good he showed against the Greek and now he will face Frances Tiafoe or Felix-Augger Aliassime for a place in the semifinals of the American great.
Breaking barriers every other day, the Spanish achieved what until now no national representative had been able to achieve. He was close to Tommy Robredo in 2001, but he stayed in the eighth and, therefore, Alcaraz is already the first rookie to reach the penultimate round at Flushing Meadows. In his fourth participation in a Grand Slam, the Murcian player continues to amaze the tennis world, witnessing an extraordinary takeoff. He resolved with aplomb a hard cross with Gojowczyk, in which both suffered physical problems, the German more affected.
He gritted his teeth and rose Alcaraz, who has earned the right to dream these days in New York.
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