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Carlos Alcaraz beat Tommy Paul in quarters; to face Daniil Medvedev in semis


The defending champion Carlos Alcaraz defeated United States Tommy Paul 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 and 6-2 in the quarterfinals on Tuesday to enter the semifinal of the ongoing Wimbledon 2024.

The former World No. 1 will now face Russia`s Daniil Medvedev which will be a rematch of last year`s Wimbledon semifinal where Alcaraz edged past him and went on to win the title.

Coming to the clash against Paul, the Spainaired struggled and lost the first set 5-7. But in the next set, he bounced back to win that set 6-4.

From there on, the 21-year-old didn`t look back and went on to win the third and final set of the game 6-2, 6-2 to fix a meeting against Medvedev who defeated the current World No 1 Italy`s Janik Sinner 6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-3 in a five-set thrilling quarterfinal.

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The Spanish Tennis player spoke about his opponent Tommy Paul. He asserted that the US player had a great season on grass and he is the Queen`s champion here.

“He`s had a great season on grass, he`s the Queen`s champion and was playing well here. Today was a difficult match for me. The first set and the start of the second was like playing on clay, long rallies, 10-15 shots. When I lost the first set it was difficult for me but I knew it was a long journey. I`m glad I found the solutions,” Alcaraz said in an interview after the match.

The Spanish international further stated that he always believed that he could make a comeback despite losing the first set. He further said that he tried to find solutions during the game.

“I always believe I can come back. If I`m struggling I believe I can find solutions. At grand slams, I have more time to recover. I believe in myself all the time,” the Wimbledon 2024 semifinalist added.

(With agency inputs)


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