Alkaras confirmed to advance to the semifinals of the US Open tennis at 2:50 a.m. (Overall)

Clash with Tiapo in the semi-finals… Women’s singles World No. 1 Cibilon Tech advances to quarterfinals

Alkaras rejoices after making it to the quarterfinals


(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Dongchan Kim = Carlos Alkaras (4th, Spain) confirmed his advance to the men’s singles semifinals at 2:50 a.m. local time at the US Open tennis tournament ($60 million in total prize money, about 80.8 billion won).

Alkaras defeated Jannik Sinner (13th place, Italy) in the men’s singles quarterfinals on the 10th day of the tournament held at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, USA on the 8th (Korean time) after a whopping 5 hours and 15 minutes of fighting, 3-2 ( 6-3 6-7 6-7 7-5 6-3) won.

Rookie Alkaras, born in 2003, succeeded in advancing to the semifinals of his career for the first time in his career with this victory.

Alkaras can also become the new world No. 1 if they advance to the finals of this tournament. However, if the opponent in the final is Casper Rood (7th place, Norway), the winner must win the first place.

This year’s U.S. Open men’s singles semifinals were condensed into a confrontation between Alkaras-Francis Tiapo (26th, USA) and Ruud-Karen Khachanov (31st, Russia).

Sinner (left) and Alkaras shaking hands after the match
Sinner (left) and Alkaras shaking hands after the match


The quarterfinal match between Alkara and Sinner deserved to be counted as the best match of the tournament. Sinner, born in 2001, was a match that showed why the two young players are called ‘the future of men’s tennis’.

Several records were set in this match.

First, the match ended at 2:50 a.m., which was the slowest match in US Open history, and Alkaras became the youngest player to advance to the semifinals of a major event since Rafael Nadal (Spain) of the French Open in 2005.

Previously, the latest US Open match ended at 2:26 a.m. three times.

The match also set the record for the second longest game in US Open history.

The longest match in US Open history is the 1992 semifinal between Stefan Edberg (Sweden) and Michael Chang (USA) at 5 hours 26 minutes. At that time, Edberg was 3-2 (6-7). 7-5 7-6 5-7 6-4).

In particular, Alkaras played 3-2 (6-4 3-6 6-4 4-6) in the match that ended at 2:23 a.m. local time after a full set match in the round of 16 against Marine Chilić (17th, Croatia) two days ago. 6-3) won.

Alkaras was led 0-2 at the beginning of the 4th set and gave up a match point in the game score of 4-5, but he overcame it and won a comeback victory.

Francis Tiapo
Francis Tiapo


In the previous match, Tiapo defeated Andrei Rublev (11th, Russia) 3-0 (7-6) 7-6 6-4) was completely defeated.

Tiapo became the first American in 16 years to reach the semifinals of the US Open men’s singles since Andy Roddick (retired) in 2006.

Tiapo was also named a black American player who reached the semifinals of the men’s singles US Open for the first time in 50 years after runner-up Arthur Ashe in 1972.

The main court of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, where the game was held, is also called Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Alkara and Tiapo’s opponent record is 2-0 (6-4 7-6) in one clay court match in 2021.) was won.

Iga Civil Tech
Iga Civil Tech


The women’s singles semifinals will be played between Iga Siviontech (1st place, Poland) – Arina Savalenka (6th place, Belarus), and Ons Javert (5th place, Tunisia) – Caroline Garcia (17th place, France).

Among the men’s and women’s singles semifinalists, Cibilontech is the only player with a history of winning a major in singles, which won the French Open in 2020 and this year.

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