Carlos Alcaraz and Sinner reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon 2024

World number three and defending champion Carlos Alcaraz has reached the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon Championship 2024, after defeating Frenchman Ugo Humbert, ranked 16th in the world, today, Sunday.

Alcaraz managed to win against Ugo Humbert in four sets, with details of (6-3, 6-4, 1-6, and 7-5).

Qualifying was not easy for the champion of the last edition of Roland Garros against Humbert, as happened in the previous match against the American Frances Tiafoe, where he defeated him in five sets.

Carlos Alcaraz fights to the last breath

The Spaniard started the match strongly, breaking his opponent’s serve twice, then waiting until Humbert’s fifth serve in the second set to break him; while he seemed to be on his way to winning the third set, his level dropped significantly and he lost his serve three times in light of the Frenchman’s superiority.

Carlos Alcaraz continues his adventure at Wimbledon

In the fourth set, Humbert tried to stay in the match; despite losing his first serve, he returned the favor to the Spaniard and then lost the second serve, before breaking his opponent’s third serve.

After reaching a tie (5-5) in the sets, Carlos Alcaraz managed to break Humbert’s serve and then win his sixth serve and close out the match in three hours and one minute. The Spanish star will play the winner of the match between the American Tommy Paul (ranked 12th) or the Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut (ranked 112th).

Carlos Alcaraz continues his quest to become the sixth player in history to win back-to-back Roland Garros and Wimbledon titles, with the 21-year-old reaching the quarter-finals of a major tournament for the ninth time in his 14 appearances.

Sinner catches up with Alcaraz

Italian Jannik Sinner, ranked first in the world, reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, the third of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, after defeating American Ben Shelton, ranked fourteenth, in three sets to none.

Sinner, 22, reached the quarter-finals of the English Championship for the third time in a row, seeking to win on grass for the first time after reaching the semi-finals in the last edition and being eliminated by Serbian Novak Djokovic, who relinquished the world rankings to the Italian last month during the French Open.

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The match was not difficult for Sinner in the first two sets, but the American tried to keep up with him in the third, especially after he managed to break his first serve; and the two players reached a tiebreak until (9-9) before Shelton committed a double fault in serving and lost.

The Italian will play against the winner of the match between Russian Daniil Medvedev, ranked fifth, and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, ranked tenth.

Paulini into the quarter-finals for the second time

In the women’s tournament, Italian Jasmine Paolini, ranked seventh in the world, reached the quarter-finals after American Madison Keys withdrew due to injury.

Keys (29 years old), ranked 12th in the world, left the third set crying when the score was tied (5-5), after she had lost the first (3-6) and won the second (7-6) (8-6).

The American, who finished runner-up at the 2017 US Open, was close to reaching the quarter-finals for the third time in her career, after leading 5-2 in the final set, but suffered an injury to her left knee, before requiring medical assistance for ten minutes while leading 5-4.

Paulini will play against the other US title holder, Coco Gauff, or her compatriot Emma Navarro (ranked 17th in the world).

This is the best participation for Paolini, who has never gone beyond the first round in her past three appearances at Wimbledon. It is the second time she has reached the quarter-finals in a Grand Slam tournament.

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