Carlos Alcaraz Stunned By Alexander Zverev In Quarter-Final Surprise

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Carlos Alcaraz is out of the Australian Open after Alexander Zverev produced an incredible display to stun the two-time Grand Slam champion in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

Zverev simply outplayed Alcaraz for the majority of the match to win 6-1 6-3 6-7 (2-7) 6-4 in a memorable quarter-final surprise in Melbourne. He will face Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals on Friday, after the Russian came through a gruelling five-set match against Hubert Hurkacz.

Zverev, 26, suffered a nasty injury when he tore ligaments in his right ankle during a French Open semi-final against Rafael Nadal in 2022, but has returned to the top of the sport.

“I am playing one of the best players in the world especially for the last two years; he’s won two Grand Slams,” said Zverev. “When you’re up 6-1, 6-3, 5-2, you start thinking we’re all human, and it’s a great honour to play against guys like him.

“Then when you’re so close to winning, your brain starts going. I’m happy I got the win in the end. I fought back well in the fourth set, didn’t let go, and very happy that I finished the match.”

The women’s semi-finals take place on Thursday with Coco Gauff taking on Aryna Sabalenka from 8.30am UK time, which is followed by China’s No 1 Qinwen Zheng against qualifier Dayana Yastremska. The men’s last-four matches are on Friday with Novak Djokovic playing Jannik Sinner, before Zverev faces Medvedev.

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