CARLOS ALCARAZ TAKES ONE STEP CLOSER TO HIS SECOND WIMBLEDON FINAL AFTER BULLDOZING PAST TOMMY PAUL IN FOUR-SET QUARTER-FINAL CLASH

  • The defending champion fell a set behind but quickly recaptured momentum 

Carlos Alcaraz continued to take the long route to this year's Wimbledon singles final as he pulled off a four-set win against Tommy Paul on No 1 Court on Tuesday afternoon. 

The defending champion was taken the distance by Paul's compatriot Frances Tiafoe in his third-round clash, and also needed five sets to bypass Ugo Humbert in his round of 16 tie. 

Falling a set behind after a fast start from the US No 2, Alcaraz was then broken in the first game of the second set. 

But the third game marked the beginning of a momentum shift, with Paul only capable of winning one of the next five games before Alcaraz waltzed away with the second set. 

Quick off the mark in the third, it was Alcaraz who swiped the opening break, before being immediately broken back by the American. 

Battle between the two men was as finely poised as their previous head-to-head would suggest, with Alcaraz and Paul both boasting two wins over their rival. 

But as Paul faltered in the third set, Alcaraz started looking at the height of his powers as he gained took the lead, before storming through the fourth set with a string of breaks to the Alcaraz serve. 

More to follow.  

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2024-07-09T18:21:28Z dg43tfdfdgfd