Alcaraz Crushes Yet Another Opponent To Set Up Quarterfinal Clash With Zverev In Melbourne

Alcaraz Crushes Yet Another Opponent To Set Up Quarterfinal Clash With Zverev In Melbourne

by Erik Virostko

Carlos Alcaraz is into the 2024 Australian Open quarterfinal, and he reached it in dominant style, after beating Miomir Kecmanovic.

In his third-round match, the Spaniard had to spend only a little over an hour on the court, after his opponent was forced to retire after two sets. However, his fourth-round match was expected to be a bit more challenging.

But that was far from the truth as the 20-year-old dominated the match from start to finish, never leaving fans at the Rod Laver Arena in doubt about the result of the match between a Serbian and Spanish player, similar to what many would like to see also on Sunday.

The world no. 2 got a break already in the third game of the opening set, winning it 6-4 as a result without facing a single break point, and hitting four aces in the first set.

In the second set of the match, Alcaraz once again broke his opponent and didn't face a single break point, so once again, it was an easy 6-4 win and a 2-0 lead for the Spaniard ahead of the third set.

The third set was the most dominant from the two-time Grand Slam champion, as he lost only three points on his serve, while breaking Kecmanovic every single time.

Alcaraz won the third set 6-0, and the match in three sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 to set up a quarterfinal clash with Alexander Zverev, who had to spend more than four hours on the court in his fourth-round match.

The Spanish player will be hoping to have a physical advantage over his opponent, similarly to his match against Kecmanovic, who was coming off a difficult five-setter.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Miomir Kecmanovic Match Stats:

Carlos Alcaraz Miomir Kecmanovic
5 Aces 3
0 Double Faults 1
68% First Serve % 64%
83% (39/47) Points Won After First Serve % 59% (32/54)
64% (14/22) Points Won After Second Serve % 50% (15/30)
56% (5/9) Break Point Conversion 0% (0/0)
43 Winners 14
19 Unforced Errors 17


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