Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest player in the Open era to reach the quarter-finals of the men’s tournament at Flushing Meadows after the 18-year-old Spaniard beat Germany’s Peter Gojowczyk 5-7 6-1 5-7 6-2 6-0 on Sunday.
“I remember watching him in the juniors one tournament, and I’m just watching a right-handed Rafael Nadal, literally a right-handed Rafael Nadal. I was hoping we will be in the @WTA & @atptour together, and obviously that’s been happening.”
18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz becomes the youngest man to reach a major quarterfinal since Michael Chang in 1990.
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Dan Wolken Carlos Alcaraz survives consecutive five-setters, finally putting away qualifier Peter Gojowczyk, who had nothing left at the end. Alcaraz plays winner of Tiafoe/Auger-Aliassime in the quarters.
Amuniaín That was in 1989, but the tweet is about 1990, when he reached QF and he was 18, still younger than Alcaraz.
Tresa Excited to watch him grow into that powerful smart game! He will be unbeatable