Alcaraz could confront third seed Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals
Spanish teen sensation Carlos Alcaraz turned into the most youthful man to make the fourth round at the French Open on Friday since Novak Djokovic in 2006.
Alcaraz, 19, beat Sebastian Korda 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 as he retaliated for last month’s misfortune to the American at Monte Carlo – – his main loss on earth this year in 21 matches.
His agreeable triumph was as a conspicuous difference to his inconveniences in the third round when he needed to save a match point and go five sets to overcome countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
Playing in the harder portion of the draw, Alcaraz could confront third seed Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals.
Reigning champ and world number one Djokovic and 13-time victor Rafael Nadal are likely semi-last adversaries.
Nonetheless, the youngster crushed each of the three while heading to the Madrid Masters title recently.
“I assume I am prepared,” he said. “On the off chance that I win this competition I would agree that it’s my brilliant ticket.”
The 6th seed proceeds to confront Karen Khachanov, the 21st seed, for a spot in the quarter-finals.
Khachanov, who took out British tenth seed Cameron Norrie 6-2, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 to arrive at the last 16, made the quarter-finals in 2019.
“I simply practice with him only a single time, however I watch other matches from him, so I realize that it will be an extreme match,” said Alcaraz.
“And yet too he’s an extreme rival and I like those matches.”