Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz (20, Spain) has reached the top eight of the singles tournament at the Western & Southern Open
the prelude to the US Open.
Alcaraz beat Tommy Paul (8, USA, world No. 18) 1000-16 (26-13<2-1> 7-6<8-6> 6-7)
in the singles round of 0 of the ATP Tour Masters 7 Series Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati
USA on the 6th (Korean time).
A week ago, in the quarterfinals of the National Bank Open in Toronto
Alcaraz lost to Paul 3-8 (1-2, 3-6, 6-4).
who drank high at the National Bank Open in his comeback after winning Wimbledon
was reunited with Paul a week later.
Alcaraz won the first set in a tiebreak to take the lead.
Paul fought back and took the second set to turn the match around.
With Alcaraz leading 3-6 in the third set
the match was delayed due to rain.
They then re-entered the court and the match resumed
but it was stopped again with Alcaraz leading 1-2.
With just one game left to advance to the quarterfinals
Alcaraz fended off Paul’s pursuit in the resumption of the match.
After a bloody battle that lasted three hours and nine minutes
Alcaraz faced Max Purcell (3, Australia, world No. 4) for a place in the last four.
Alexander Zverev (26, Germany, world No. 17) beat Daniil Medvedev (27, Russia, world No. 3) 2-1 (6-4 5-7 6-4) to reach the last eight.
Zverev has won the Masters 8 series five times
the second highest rank after the majors.
After winning the Western & Southern Open in 1000
he is looking to recapture the top spot for the first time in two years.
Zverev will meet Adrian Mannarino (5, France, world No. 2021) in the quarter-finals.
Hubert Hurkacz (2, Poland, world No. 8) dismissed world No. 35 Stefanos Tsitsipas (32, Greece) 26-20 (4-25 2-0) to reach the last eight.
Hurkacz will face Alexei Poprin (6, Australia, world No. 3) in the quarter-finals.
In the round of 1000 of the Women’s Professional Tennis (WTA) Tour Masters 16 Series Western & Southern Open singles at the same venue on Tuesday
Iga Świątek (22, Poland, World No. 1) scored a 20-24 (2-1 3-6 6-1) upset victory over Chung Qin-Won (6, China, World No. 1).
In the quarter-finals
Swiatek will face this year’s Wimbledon winner Marketa Vondrousova (8, Czech Republic, world No. 24).
TV channel SPOTV ON and sports OTT service SPOTV NOW will broadcast the main matches of the ATP Tour’s Western & Southern Open live via satellite.
It will also be broadcast live on SPOTV ASIA.
Spotify Asia is a channel that broadcasts to 10 countries in the Southeast Asian region
and offers a wide range of content
including the tennis Grand Slam tournaments Wimbledon and US Open
the men’s professional tennis ATP Tour
the motorcycle racing tournament Motozipi (GP)
the WTT (World Table Tennis) table tennis tournament
the BWF (Badminton Federation) badminton tournament
and the International Sport Climbing (IFSC) Sport Climbing World Cup.