Two issues that stood out in Carlos Alcaraz’s quarterfinal win over Holger Rune at Wimbledon

Prime seed and World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz of Spain beat sixth seed Holger Rune of Denmark 7-6 (3), 6-4, 6-4 within the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Wednesday, July 12. The 20-year-old Spaniard grew to become the youngest man to qualify for the final 4 at Wimbledon within the final 15 years.

Alcaraz will tackle third seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia in what guarantees to be an absorbing semifinal on Friday, June 14. The Russian doesn’t fee grass as his most favorite floor and Alcaraz’s kind on grass this yr ought to give him the higher hand in that conflict.

Their head-to-head is tied at 1-1 in the mean time, however the Spaniard stays a barely higher participant on grass. Medvedev’s superior serve, although, might assist him win some simple factors, which might make the distinction in the long run.

On that notice, allow us to check out two issues that stood out within the quarterfinal match between Carlos Alcaraz and Holger Rune.

#1. Carlos Alcaraz was the higher participant on the web:

Each Alcaraz and Rune performed drop photographs at fairly excessive frequency to tug one another to the web. Nonetheless, the Spaniard had an higher hand in these exchanges most of the time along with his superior contact and volleying abilities.

Rune had an opportunity to interrupt Alcaraz within the ninth sport of the primary set, because the latter trailed 0-30. Nonetheless, the Spaniard saved himself with some assured tennis, together with an audacious volley.

The primary set went right into a tie-break that the Spaniard ultimately received by hitting a stupendous return winner.

#2. Carlos Alcaraz returned very effectively within the match:

Alcaraz demonstrated the development in his return sport all through the match. He hit a number of fantastic returns to place Rune’s second serve underneath stress. The Dane had the extra highly effective backhand of the 2, however Alcaraz’s superior defence, higher forehand and excellent returns gave him the higher hand.

The Spaniard received a break every within the second and third units to earn a snug win. Rune couldn’t return very effectively and couldn’t break the Spaniard even as soon as within the match.

Furthermore, the Dane was capable of win solely 58% of the factors on his second serve, whereas Alcaraz managed 75%.The stage is being set for a mouth-watering summit conflict between Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic. It will be solely the third time that the 2 highest ranked gamers have met on the court docket.

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