29th November 2023

Carlos Alcaraz secured a last-four assembly with Novak Djokovic on the ATP Finals in Turin with a straight-sets win over Daniil Medvedev.

The Spaniard, 20, received 6-Four 6-Four on Friday afternoon and can now face world No 1 Djokovic for the primary time since being overwhelmed by him within the ultimate of the Cincinnati Open in August.

Alcaraz misplaced his opening match of the event, taking place in three units to Alexander Zverev, however rallied to beat Andrey Rublev 7-5 6-2 after which overcame the beforehand undefeated Medvedev to complete high of the Pink Group.

Medvedev, the champion in 2020, will face the unbeaten Jannik Sinner within the different semi-final in Italy.

Spain's Carlos Alcaraz (Associated Press)
Picture: Alcaraz defeated Medvedev 6-Four 6-4

Alcaraz stated in his on-court interview: “I believe a very powerful factor that I used to be to remain robust mentally. There have been just a few video games on my serve that I used to be struggling a bit.

“His return recreation is wonderful and he places a lot strain in your serve, so I believe to remain calm and keep robust mentally in these moments was the important thing to offer myself an opportunity to win this match.

“It is one of the crucial tough challenges that I will face, going through Novak on this event that he has received six occasions.

“Clearly Novak is Novak, he is the very best participant on this planet proper now. I will put my greatest tennis (on the market) and I will take pleasure in it. I am excited.”

Group play will conclude on Friday with Zverev up towards Andrey Rublev with solely prize cash at stake.

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