Carlos Alcaraz Delivers Dazzling Moments in US Open Triumph Over Dan Evans

by Sophia Chen
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Carlos Alcaraz's US Open performance

While Carlos Alcaraz’s performance in the U.S. Open’s third round this Saturday was not entirely flawless—after all, he did concede a set—he nonetheless displayed sufficient virtuosity to bring joy to himself and compel his adversary, Dan Evans, to fling his racket in frustration on multiple occasions.

Within less than half a day following the dramatic two-set comeback win of Novak Djokovic—who is anticipated to be Alcaraz’s final round opponent next weekend—the top-seeded Alcaraz advanced to the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the third year in succession. He defeated the 26th seed Evans with scores of 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

Exhibiting a vast array of his considerable talents, Alcaraz generated remarkable plays that both he and his followers have grown to anticipate. “The objective of our play is not merely to win but also to provide entertainment and contribute to the enjoyment of the audience,” Alcaraz noted. He had previously secured his second Grand Slam title by narrowly overcoming Djokovic in the Wimbledon finals in July. “Such spectacular points add to the overall excitement and allow me to feel the audience’s enthusiasm.”

The 20-year-old Spaniard aspires to be the first male player to clinch back-to-back titles in New York since Roger Federer’s five-year title streak from 2004 to 2008. “Being enshrined in tournament lore alongside Roger is my foremost aspiration at the moment,” Alcaraz stated.

Up next for Alcaraz is a contest against Italy’s Matteo Arnaldi, a 22-year-old ranked 61st worldwide. Prior to this event, Arnaldi had a sole Grand Slam match win under his belt but managed to progress to the fourth round by defeating the 16th seed, Cameron Norrie of Britain, in straight sets of 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.

In other early outcomes on Saturday, Britain’s Jack Draper, a 21-year-old left-handed player ranked 123rd, achieved a round of 16 berth in a Grand Slam for the first time, beating American wild-card entrant Michael Mmoh 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

Second-seeded Aryna Sabalenka, who won the Australian Open in January and has the potential to usurp Iga Swiatek as the top-ranked female player depending on subsequent U.S. Open results, effortlessly continued her advancement, defeating France’s Clara Burel 6-1, 6-1.

Sabalenka will now face 13th seed Daria Kasatkina, a French Open semifinalist in 2022, who has made it to the fourth round in New York for the first time in half a decade, after her victory over Belgium’s Greet Minnen 6-3, 6-4.

Seventeenth seed Madison Keys, who was the 2017 finalist at Flushing Meadows, orchestrated a comeback to beat 14th seed Liudmila Samsonova 5-7, 6-2, 6-2. She is slated to face either third seed Jessica Pegula or 26th seed Elina Svitolina in the quarterfinals.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about U.S. Open Tennis Round-up

Who advanced to the fourth round in the men’s singles at the U.S. Open?

Carlos Alcaraz, the top-seeded player, advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open by defeating 26th seed Dan Evans with scores of 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

Which player is Carlos Alcaraz expected to face in the final round?

Carlos Alcaraz is expected to face Novak Djokovic in the final round, provided both players continue to progress through their respective brackets.

Who is Carlos Alcaraz’s next opponent in the tournament?

Carlos Alcaraz’s next opponent is Italy’s Matteo Arnaldi, a 22-year-old ranked 61st worldwide.

Who made it to the fourth round for the first time in their career?

Jack Draper, a 21-year-old left-handed player from Britain, made it to the round of 16 at a Grand Slam for the first time by defeating American wild-card entrant Michael Mmoh.

Who is leading the women’s singles?

Aryna Sabalenka, the second seed and Australian Open champion, is leading in the women’s singles and has advanced smoothly through the bracket, recently defeating Clara Burel of France.

Who could potentially become the top-ranked female player depending on the U.S. Open results?

Aryna Sabalenka has the potential to become the top-ranked female player, overtaking Iga Swiatek, depending on the outcomes of their respective matches in the ongoing U.S. Open.

Who came back from a set down in the women’s singles?

Madison Keys, the 17th seed, came back from a set down to defeat 14th seed Liudmila Samsonova with scores of 5-7, 6-2, 6-2.

What is Carlos Alcaraz aiming to achieve with a win at the U.S. Open?

Carlos Alcaraz aspires to be the first male player to win back-to-back titles in New York since Roger Federer’s five-year title streak from 2004 to 2008.

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8 comments

JohnDoe42 September 2, 2023 - 11:33 pm

Wow, Alcaraz is on fire! Defeating Dan Evans and moving onto the 4th round. This kid’s going places, mark my words.

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TennisFan2023 September 3, 2023 - 5:53 am

can’t believe Jack Draper made it to the 4th round, first time in a major! This is crazy good for UK tennis.

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CryptoQueen September 3, 2023 - 6:21 am

it’s all about mental strength at this level. And it seems Alcaraz has got plenty of it.

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EagleEye September 3, 2023 - 10:27 am

Aryna Sabalenka is just steamrolling everyone, huh. She might just take over the No.1 spot.

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Mike_in_NY September 3, 2023 - 10:28 am

Roger Federer’s record is legendary but Alcaraz might just break it someday. This kid’s the real deal.

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Sarah_W September 3, 2023 - 2:04 pm

Alcaraz vs Djokovic in the final would be a dream match. Young talent vs experienced legend. Fingers crossed.

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StatsGuru September 3, 2023 - 4:02 pm

impressive stats for everyone but let’s not forget how tough the competition is. one bad day and you’re out.

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Anna_L September 3, 2023 - 4:17 pm

Madison Keys’ comeback was so intense! What a match against Samsonova. She’s got a chance for the quarters!

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