US Open: Alcaraz Defeats Zverev To Qualify For Semi-finals

By Chimezie Nebolisa

World number one, Carlos Alcaraz moved to the semi-final in defence of his US Open title after defeating Alexander Zverev.

The Spaniard became the second man in the Open era, behind Andre Agassi, to reach the last four at Flushing Meadows three times before turning 21.

Alcaraz will face Russian third seed Daniil Medvedev in Friday night’s semis and remains on course for another final showdown with Novak Djokovic, who he beat in July’s epic SW19 showpiece.

Zverev, the German 12th seed, has proved he is back at the top of the sport this fortnight after eight months out following the horror ankle injury he suffered against Rafael Nadal at last year’s French Open.