Carlos Alcaraz made it to the semifinals of the ATP Tour 500 tournament in Rio de Janeiro with a lot of effort. The defending champion won against Dusan Lajovic 6: 4 and 7: 6 (0).
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The spectators in Rio de Janeiro were presented with the very finest clay court tennis on Friday evening. And that was in good part due to Dusan Lajovic. The Serbian veteran demanded everything from defending champion Carlos Alcaraz, leading 4-2 in the first and second sets. And still had to admit defeat 4: 6 and 6: 7 (0). Jajovic took a lot of risks, repeatedly played Alcaraz’s backhand aggressively – and the second in the world rankings had an effect.
Dusan Lajovic should have won the second round: With a score of 6:5 and 40:30, the veteran failed to pass Alcaraz on the net from a good position. The Spaniard made the rebreak and saved himself in the tiebreak. There Calos Alcaraz found his gala form again. Alcaraz is now playing against Chilean Nicolas Jarry in the semi-finals.
Alcaraz against Norrie again?
The course of the match was also amazing in that the two had also met in the quarterfinals in Buenos Aires exactly a week ago. In the Argentine capital, Alcaraz won 6: 4 and 6: 2 on the court. And then he won the tournament.
Against Cameron Norrie in the final. And this could also happen in Rio de Janerio. Because the Brit meets Bernabe Zappata Miralles in the second half.
Here the individual tableau in Rio de Janeiro