Tommy Paul shatters Carlos Alcaraz’s 14-match winning streak, advances to Canadian Open semifinals

In a thrilling quarter-final match at the Canadian Open, Tommy Paul stunned World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz, ending his impressive 14-match winning streak. Paul’s exceptional performance secured his spot in the semifinals and marked a significant milestone in his career.

A gripping clash unfolded at the Canadian Open as Tommy Paul pulled off a stunning upset against the reigning World No. 1, Carlos Alcaraz. The quarter-finals match saw Paul ending Alcaraz’s remarkable 14-match winning streak, propelling himself into the semifinals with an outstanding display of skill and determination.

The American player showcased his prowess on the court, delivering powerful shots and displaying exceptional court coverage. In a hard-fought encounter, Paul emerged victorious with a scoreline of 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, securing his maiden ATP Masters 1000 semifinal appearance in a thrilling showdown.

Reflecting on his impressive performance, Paul attributed his success to his aggressive approach, particularly his first-strike tennis. By taking charge early in the rallies and maintaining consistent pressure, he managed to disrupt Alcaraz’s rhythm and exploit any vulnerabilities.

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Throughout the match, Paul exhibited a strong net game, winning an impressive 21 out of 23 net points. He strategically employed aggressive returns, unsettling Alcaraz and capitalizing on his opponent’s 17 unforced forehand errors. Despite a momentary setback while serving for the opening set, Paul demonstrated unwavering focus and determination to clinch the set.

Alcaraz, known for his resilience, mounted a spirited comeback in the second set, winning 10 consecutive points. However, Paul’s tenacity remained unwavering, and he secured a crucial break in the sixth game of the final set. With a remarkable 76 percent of points won behind his first serve in the decisive set, Paul ultimately emerged as the victor.

This victory adds to Paul’s remarkable record against Alcaraz, improving his head-to-head series to 2-1. For Alcaraz, this marked his first loss since Roland Garros and his first quarter-final defeat in 10 appearances this year. Despite this setback, Alcaraz’s season has been highlighted by an impressive six tour-level titles, showcasing his exceptional talent and potential.

Looking ahead, Tommy Paul is set to face seventh seed Jannik Sinner in the semifinals. Having achieved a career-high No. 12 ranking in the ATP Live Rankings, Paul is poised to continue his remarkable journey in the tournament.

As the Canadian Open unfolds with captivating matches, the tennis world eagerly anticipates the remaining clashes that promise exhilarating competition and memorable moments on the court.

-IANS

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