Jannik Sinner is the first player to win four times against Carlos Alcaraz. A first achievement when we know the abilities of the recent winner of Wimbledon at 20 years old.
But during this semi-final in Beijing, the Spaniard was very far from his usual standards, while the Italian, who will enter the top 5 in the next ranking, was able to display his strike force which is very embarrassing for an Alcaraz who finds who to cause ray power in this challenge.
After a first set lost in the tie-break where he had shown problems with his forehand, Alcaraz, bandaged on his left thigh and unable this time to bring a little variety, quickly faded away. He only converted two break points out of nine, while Sinner ultimately qualified easily for his fifth final of the year.
He will face Daniil Medvedev, against whom he lost in their six meetings.