Alcaraz Beats Auger-Aliassime, Reaches French Open Quarters

Alcaraz Beats Auger-Aliassime, Reaches French Open Quarters

Spanish third seed Carlos Alcaraz showcased his dominance once again by sweeping past Felix Auger-Aliassime to secure a spot in the French Open quarter-finals. Alcaraz, 21, claimed victory with a decisive 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 win over the Canadian 21st seed on a rare rain-free day in Paris.

The chants of “vamos” echoed around Court Philippe-Chatrier on Sunday as Alcaraz continued his impressive run at Roland-Garros, advancing to the last eight. The world No.3 delivered a stellar performance, defeating a rejuvenated Auger-Aliassime in straight sets.

Alcaraz has become a human highlight reel, consistently producing awe-inspiring moments on the court. In a pivotal moment during the first set, he seized control after a 24-shot rally, ultimately breaking Auger-Aliassime’s serve to lead 5-3. This set the stage for Alcaraz to dominate the match.

Showing remarkable patience and strategic play, Alcaraz is not just aiming for spectacular shots every point but is embedding a mature and composed game. This approach is paying off as he heads into a quarter-final rematch with No.9 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, whom he defeated in straight sets last year in Paris.

Fans can expect more breathtaking plays from Alcaraz, whose impressive shot-making and confidence make him one of the most exciting players to watch. In the second set, at 4-2, Alcaraz dazzled the crowd with a single-handed backhand down the line, further cementing his status as a top contender.

High-profile spectators, including four-time NBA champion Tony Parker, four-time Formula One champion Alain Prost, and two-time Rugby Union World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi, were in attendance to witness Alcaraz’s remarkable performance.

With his current form, Alcaraz seems destined to add multiple Grand Slam titles to his name soon.

On the other hand, Felix Auger-Aliassime, who reached the top 10 in late 2022, has faced a challenging period due to a left knee injury and a drop in rankings to world No.36 earlier this year.

Despite these setbacks, the Canadian showcased resilience with a final run in Madrid last month and strong performances at Roland-Garros, indicating a potential return to his best form for the latter half of the season.