US Open 2021: Carlos Alcaraz Garfia scripts history, becomes youngest to reach US Open Quarterfinals

US Open 2021: Carlos Alcaraz Garfia scripts history, becomes youngest to reach US Open Quarterfinals
US Open 2021: Carlos Alcaraz Garfia scripts history, becomes youngest to reach US Open Quarterfinals

US Open 2021- Carlos Alcaraz Garfia enters US Open Quarterfinals: As per U.S. Open stats, Carlos Alcaraz is 18 years and four months old, is eight days younger than Andre Agassi when the American reached the 1988 U.S. Open quarter and semi-finals.

US Open 2021- Carlos Alcaraz Garfia enters US Open Quarterfinals: Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest player in the Open era to reach the US Open Quarterfinals 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.

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Carlos Alcaraz , who is 18 years and four months old, is eight days younger than Andre Agassi when the American reached the 1988 U.S. Open quarter-finals and semi-finals, according to U.S. Open stats.

The Spaniard is also the youngest to reach this stage in New York since Brazilian Thomaz Koch in 1963, five years before the sport turned professional, when the tournament was known as the U.S. Championships.

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Gojowczyk, 14 years older than Carlos Alcaraz and playing in the fourth round of a major for the first time, made a bright start to edge the first set, but was hampered by an injury to his thigh and took a medical timeout midway through the fourth.

The German fought hard but faded badly as the match wore on, labouring behind the baseline as Alcaraz closed out the match with a bagel in the decider, sealing victory in three hours, 31 minutes when Gojowczyk sent a forehand sailing long.

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Alcaraz smashed 35 winners and seven aces while winning 15 points at the net, feeding off the energy of the vocal crowd on Grandstand, while his opponent ended the match with a whopping 84 unforced errors.

Next up for the Spaniard is either American Frances Tiafoe or 12th-seeded Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.