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FLUSHING MEADOWS.– Undoubtedly the world of tennis will have its eyes on the matches played in the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively, the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz placeholder image and Canadian Leylah Fernández, two teenagers who have shuddered in their debut in the US Open and that this part will play their pass to the semifinals of the tournament Flushing Meadows.
Fernández, whose father Jorge Fernández is Ecuadorian and his coach, will take to the track of the Arthur Ashe stadium in the second match of the day to face the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, while Alcaraz will do it in the background match in the night match against the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.
The Canadian left-hander got rid of German Angelique Kerber, who was the champion of the New York Open in 2016, on Sunday to reach this quarter-final instance. Before he had defeated the Japanese Naomi Osaka, also champion here in 2018 and 2020. Fernández, who turned 19 this Monday, is a revelation for her character and aggressiveness in the game.
Alcaraz has caused no less commotion, who at 18 years old, this season has had an outstanding outbreak and placed 55 in the world, starting in the Australian Open where he played second round, in the French Open, third round, Wimbledon, second round and now in the US Open, with many possibilities of being in the semifinals.
Alcaraz will be the best in the world
The forecasts say that soon Alcaraz will be among the ten best in the world and they even predict the first place. His opponent today thinks so.
“The truth is that I see Carlos as a great player, but also as a great person, and he deserves everything that is happening to him here this week. I think he will be the best tennis player in the world for many years to come, ”said Félix Auger-Aliassime, in remarks on Monday.
Since the beginning of the Open era in 1968, the New York tournament had not had a fourth finalist as young as Alcaraz, who to reach the quarterfinals had to struggle hard to defeat the German against the German Peter Gojowczyk in five sets by 5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 and 6-0.
Alcaraz comes from leaving the British on the road Cameron Norrie, in French Arthur Rinderknech and nothing less than Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, number 3 in the world.
Fernández dreams big
Meanwhile, Leylah Fernández is inspired and happy to have advanced in the US Open. In statements to the media, she said that she was confident of continuing to advance and confessed to being an admirer of Spanish. Rafael Nadal.
Ferández defeated Croatian Ana Konjuh, Estonian in the first round Kaia Kanepi, the Japanese Naomi Osaka and the German Angelique Kerber.
“I just try to focus and execute everything I do in my workouts. I’m having fun and of course, doing the best I can to move forward, “said Fernández, after being honored this Monday for her birthday, in a suite at the stadium Arthur Ashe.
Happy birthday, dream big and keep going! He wrote on his Twitter account, Billie Jean King.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.