Sunday Territorian

It’s a sensationa­l upset for Spaniard


SPANISH 18-year-old Carlos rlos Alcaraz stunned Greek ek third seed Stefanos Tsitsi- pas on Saturday at the US Open, becoming the youngest man to go into the fourth round at New York in 32 years.

Alcaraz outlasted the French Open runner-up 6-3, 63 4-6, 7-6 (7-2) 0-6, 7-6 (7-5) to reach the last 16 at a grand slam for the first time, denying Tsitsipas his first fourth-round US Open appearance. Alcaraz is the youngest man in the US Open fourth round since 17-year-old American Michael Chang in 1989, and at any slam since Ukraine’s Andrei Medvedev in the 1992 French Open.

“Incredible. Incredible feeling for me,” Alcaraz said. “This victory means a lot to me. It’s the best match of my career, the best win.

“To beat Stefanos Tsitsipas is a dream come true and to win here is even more special for me.” Alcaraz became the youngest man to beat a top-three player at the US Open since the rankings began in 1973 and to do so anywhere since Denis Shapovalov beat then-No.2 Rafael Nadal in 2017 at Montreal.

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Carlos Alcaraz.

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