US Open 2022: Carlos Alcaraz to meet Casper Ruud in final after beating Frances Tiafoe in semis

New York : Third seed Carlos Alcaraz defeated home favorite Frances Tiafo to reach the final of the US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Friday. Alcaraz is the second teenager in the Open Era to reach a US Open final, joining veteran American Pete Sampras. In a match that lasted 4 hours and 19 minutes, Alcaraz gave a scintillating performance to beat Tiafo 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-3. Alkarz will now face Norway’s Casper Rood, who defeated Karen Khachanov 7-6(5), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 in the semifinals for the US Open title on Sunday.

“To be honest in the semi-finals of a Grand Slam, you have to give everything … We have to fight till the last ball. It doesn’t matter whether we’re fighting for five hours or six hours. It doesn’t matter. Case. You will have to give everything in the court,” quoted Alkaraj as saying.

“France gave everything on the court. It’s amazing,” he said. “It’s amazing to be able to fight for big things. For the first time in a Grand Slam final. I can see the No. 1 in the world, but at the same time, it’s too far. I have another player to go against who Unbelievable. He deserves to play a final. He played in the final of a Grand Slam at Roland Garros. It’s my first time,” said Alcaraz.

“I’m going to give everything that I have. I have to handle the nerves of getting to the final of a Grand Slam, but obviously I’m really happy and as I said before every match, I I’m going to enjoy it and see what happens.” After suffering a semi-final loss against Alcaraz, Tiafo said, “I gave everything I had left tonight. Very nice Carlos, I’m glad I got the chance to share the big stage with you.”

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