The Spanish Carlos Alcaraz lost against the Italian Jannik Sinner, 7-6 (7/4) and 6-1 in the semifinals of the Beijing Tournament, in which the Russian Daniil Medvedev beat the German Alexander Zverev, 6-4 and 6 -3.
Sinner, number 4 in the ATP ranking, and Alcaraz, number two, maintained an even and intense first set, with the Italian taking control of the match in the tiebreaker thanks to his hitting power.
But after a start to the second set that suggested that equality would be maintained, the 20-year-old Spanish prodigy ended up giving in by multiplying errors in the face of the Italian's storm of attacks.
“In the second set I was beside myself,” Alcaraz confessed after the match. “I was complaining a lot, it's very difficult to play at your best level if you're complaining or angry with yourself.”
Sinner assessed the difficulty of the match against the Spaniard. “I would say that every game against him (Alcaraz) is very hard. We always show great respect to each other, we both play very well,” he said.
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