20-year-old Yannick Sener won the ‘Teen Battle’ against 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz in the men’s singles quarter-finals at Wimbledon Tennis in London. Novak Djokovic beat Dutchman Tim van Reethoven in four sets. In the women’s category, former Garros winner Jelena Ostapenko was eliminated, but four years later, two Germans once again reached the top eight.
|Djokovic advanced in four sets (Photo: AFP)|
The Italian fifth seed Carlos Alcaraz, who is only a year and a half older and the tenth seed, did not start well. Yannick Sener Against, having been able to serve only once – for the first time – in the first match, and as a host, he did not even get a break point, i.e. surprisingly smoothly, in 32 minutes, he fell behind in a group. His situation did not improve significantly for the Spaniard in the second game either, because this time he was only able to make his first serve, but that was enough for Sinner to take that set to 6:4.
However, in the third match, the Spaniard did not allow himself to collapse anymore – in fact, Sener also did not – both of them repeatedly failed in service games, and as a result, the match could be shortened. This time, Sinner lost his serve first, then after missing three match points, hit two match points, and finally Alcaraz cashed in his fourth game point at 9-8.
But in the fourth set, the Italian forced the match and dominated it again, and after taking Alcaraz’s serve for the fourth time during the match after 2:1, maintained his advantage and reached match points again at 5:2, but saved the three Spaniards and survived. . True, only until the next match, because Sinner hit match point for the sixth time in the match and made no mistake, so he reached the top eight at Wimbledon for the first time in his career.
appeared in the first place Novak Djokovic He won the first set over the Dutchman Tim van Reethoven 6: 2, then lost the second set. After that, he played the last two matches very smoothly and progressed to the final on the day.
The former winner of Roland Garros, Jelena Ostapenko, is eliminated from the women’s singles competition in the round of 16. The German defeated the 12th tennis player to play in the final in Eastbourne last weekend Tatiana Maria I dropped it after 2 hours 10 minutes of playing. With this, it was decided that after four years (the success of Angelique Kerber and Julia Georges at the time) there will again be two Germans in the top eight – because after Maria’s victory, the 22-year-old Julie Niemeyer He also reached the quarter-finals, defeating home favorite Heather Watson in two straight matches. Marking her first appearance in the main draw at Wimbledon, the 94th-ranked German has reached the eighth round, where she will play her compatriot Maria.
In the final match of the women’s competition on Sunday, Tunisian third-seeded Ons Dzabour won two matches over Belgium’s Elise Mertens, who ousted Oddvardi Bana in a marathon match in the second round.
Wimbledon, London (grass court, £40,350,000)
Sinner (Italian, tenth) – Alcaraz (Spanish, 5) 6:1, 6:4, 6:7, 6:3
Goffin (Belgian) – Tiafoe (American, 23rd place) 7:6, 5:7, 5:7, 6:4, 7:5
Nori (British, 9) – Paul (American, 30) 6:4, 7:5, 6:4
Djokovic (Serbia, 1.) – Van Reethoven (Dutch) 6:2, 4:6, 6:1, 6:2
one for a woman
Buzkova (Czech Republic) – Garcia (France) 7:5, 6:2
Jabour (Tunisian, 3) – Mertens (Belgian, 24) 7:6, 6:4
Maria (German) – Ostapenko (Latvia, 12) 5:7, 7:5, 7:5
Niemeyer (German) – Watson (British) 6:2, 6:4
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