Teen Alcaraz stuns Djokovic after beating Nadal

Tennis

MADRID — After beating Rafael Nadal on Friday, Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz did it once more with an upset of world No. 1 Novak Djokovic on the Madrid Open tennis event Saturday.

After defeating Nadal, his idol, within the quarterfinals, the 19-year-old Alcaraz rallied to beat Djokovic 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (5) in a match that lasted greater than 3 1/2 hours to succeed in the Madrid Open closing.

Alcaraz transformed on his third match level to clinch the victory in entrance of a raucous residence crowd on the Caja Magica middle court docket.

A win on Sunday will give Alcaraz his fourth title this season, probably the most of any participant.

He’ll face defending champion Alexander Zverev or Stefanos Tsitsipas, who met within the late semifinal on Saturday.

Alcaraz, the youngest participant within the high 10 since Nadal in 2005, has received this 12 months in Miami, Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona.

He beat Nadal for the primary time on Friday, and triumphed in opposition to Djokovic of their first match, turning into simply the fifth participant to defeat the 2 superstars on back-to-back days — and the primary to do it since Roger Federer achieved the feat on the 2010 ATP Finals.

Alcaraz additionally grew to become the youngest participant to defeat an ATP World No. 1 since Nadal beat Federer within the 2005 French Open semifinal on his nineteenth birthday.

Djokovic stays and not using a title this season as he continues to attempt to regain his finest type going into his title protection on the French Open in 9 days.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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