Madrid Open: Carlos Alcaraz survives scare to reach quarter-finals-ZoomTech News

Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz survived a scare towards Jan-Lennard Struff to succeed in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open.

In a repeat of final yr’s closing, Spain’s Alcaraz was pressured to a deciding set tie-break by the German twenty third seed, after lacking out on 4 match factors at 5-3.

However the world quantity three prevailed in entrance of a house crowd to wrap up a 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-4) win after virtually three hours.

Alcaraz gained the final two editions of the Madrid Open and is on a 14-match profitable streak within the Spanish capital.

The 20-year-old will face Russian seventh seed Andrey Rublev, who beat Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor 6-2 6-4 earlier on Tuesday.

In the meantime, Italian prime seed Jannik Sinner stays heading in the right direction for his fourth title of 2024 after beating Karen Khachanov 5-7 6-3 6-3.

The Australian Open champion reacted nicely to dropping his first set of the match earlier than establishing a last-eight assembly with Norway’s in-form Casper Ruud or Auger-Aliassime

Elsewhere on Tuesday, Daniil Medvedev defeated Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik 7-6 (7-3) 6-4.

The world quantity 4 from Russia, who will face five-time winner Rafael Nadal or Jiri Lehecka subsequent, has now reached at the very least the quarter-finals in any respect 9 ATP Masters 1000 occasions.

German fourth seed Alexander Zverev, the 2021 champion, fell to a 6-3 6-4 defeat by Francisco Cerundolo.

The Argentine eleventh seed will play America’s Taylor Fritz within the quarter-finals after the twelfth seed noticed off Hubert Hurkacz of Poland in straight units.

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