TENNIS

Carlos Alcaraz beatable just like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, claims Medvedev

Beating defending US Open up winner Carlos Alcaraz will always be a difficult request — but it is really not difficult both according to Daniil Medvedev.

Medvedev is by to the semifinals at Flushing Meadows following a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 gain over his Russian compatriot Andrey Rublev on Wednesday.

In spite of winning in straight sets, it was not as straight forward as the scoreline indicates as Medvedev had to arrive back from early breaks in just about every set and also had to offer with very challenging ailments through the match.

Irrespective, Medvedev is in the previous four the place he’ll await the winner of Wednesday night’s quarterfinal clash amongst Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev.

Barring an upset, it looks a lot more than probably that we could be in retail outlet for a mouthwatering semifinal clash in between Alcaraz and Medvedev, and the latter had substantial praise for the Spaniard’s a lot of qualities.

“He has just about every shot. He has more energy as opposed to other players,” the 2021 US Open winner reported in his publish-match push meeting (via The Tennis Letter). “Maybe 97 p.c of gamers, it is challenging for them to strike the ball through me. I’m always there. Always working.

“He can do it just because he has this electric power. We see it. 100 miles for every hour forehand winner and stuff like this. Some players, even if we check out, we simply cannot do it… he has every single shot in the sport.”

All that stated, Alcaraz is not unbeatable.

Whilst the 20-year-old has defeated Medvedev in their last two conferences — including in the Wimbledon semifinal before this yr — Medvedev received their initial assembly back again in 2021.

Of system, Alcaraz is a much better player compared to 2021 as he’s not only long gone to turn out to be the youngest Globe No. 1 in tennis background, but now retains two Grand Slam titles. Having said that, if the likes of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal — primarily on clay — can be beaten, so can Alcaraz for Medvedev.

“But you can generally beat gamers,” Medvedev added. “People beat Novak. Folks even defeat Rafa on clay, which is almost unachievable.

“It’s the exact same about Carlos. Each time I’ll play in opposition to him, I’ll be seeking to acquire.”

Ought to Medvedev go on to deal with Alcaraz and defeat him, he’ll await the winner of the other semifinal clash amongst Novak Djokovic and soaring star Ben Shelton.

Medvedev notably defeated Djokovic in their 2021 final clash to win the US Open for the quite first time.

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