Statistics, always statistics around the tennis world. In this case with one that is predestined to break several marks: Carlos Alcaraz.
The Spaniard played an almost perfect first set in Vienna against Matteo Berrettini: he hit the ball with an intensity difficult to return, he was very strong from the return (his rival won just nine points with his serve) and he showed what he is capable of doing on the professional circuit.
So much so that he won the opening set 6-1 after only 29 minutes of play! And, eIn effect, it is on a par with the best in history.
The last three tennis players who had managed to score a set similar to the Italian were Roger Federer (Wimbledon 2019), Rafael Nadal (US Open 2019) and Novak Djokovic (ATP Finals 2019).
Furthermore, with his success of 6-1, 6-7 (2) and 7-6 (5), the Spaniard achieved the second win against a Top 10, after Stefanos Tsitsipas at the US Open, and he is the third youngest in the semifinals of the Austrian tournament, after Stefan Edberg (1983) and Roger Federer (1999).