Past, present and future: Carlos Alcaraz takes on a US Open champion
Carlos Alcaraz He reached the second week of a Grand Slam this season for the third time in a row, having easily beaten Jenson Brooksby, by a triple 6-3, in the previous round. Now, in the Round of 16, he will have a tough save against a player who already knows what it means to be crowned in New York.
The Spaniard, every game that passes, plays better, he is powerful in his attacks and in the defensive field he achieves everything, to win a point you have to win it twice. In this direction, Carlos Alcaraz He will have to cross Marin Cilic, who has just left Daniel Evans on the road in four sets, in a match where he had to work more. Throughout a single match, he had to face two tie-breaks.
The series between Murcian and Croatian will be a duel where the past, present and future will be portrayed. Past, due to the great career that Cilic had where he became world number 3 and won a major, while present and future in reference to the current situation of ‘Charly’ with 19 years since he broke in professional tennis his level He was on the rise where he achieved very important triumphs and this year he is one of the tennis players who has won the most trophies.
This will be the third meeting between them, two victories for Carlos Alcaraz and the rest for Marin Cilic. During the current season, they have met twice, where the winner was the Spaniard in straight sets: first, at the Masters 1000 in Miami and then, at the M1000 in Cincinnati. Thus, the Europeans are scheduled for the second night shift at the Arthur Ashe stadium from 3 a.m. in Spain (10 p.m. in Argentina, 9 p.m. in Chile and 8 p.m. in CDMX)..
During the usual press conference after the victory against Evans, the Croatian analyzed what will be a new confrontation against ‘Carlitos’, visible on the Old Continent via Eurosport, while in Latin America the match will be broadcast on ESPN and Star+. diffusion.
“Carlos is amazing when he puts his foot on the court, he has a lot of options with his forehand, I can play big, cross or cushion. He has this incredible creativity, but also his mental stability, his way of play the important points, the confidence he has in his game has improved a lot. He has improved a lot in all areas,” explained Marin Cilic.
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