Leaving only two games to Karen Khachanov, Carlos Alcaraz qualified without much difficulty for the semi-finals of the Hamburg ATP tournament, of which he is the number 1 seed.
Carlos Alcaraz returns to the last four. Stopped before the semi-finals at Roland-Garros then at Wimbledon, the Spaniard took advantage of the return to clay in Hamburg to shine. Karen Khachanov did not weigh much against the world number 6. The Russian, unable to put his opponent in difficulty on his serve, was unable to keep his. Indeed, of the six break points obtained by Carlos Alcaraz, three were converted. Easily leading five games to nothing, the Spaniard ended the first set after just 26 minutes and on an authoritative shutout. Having to react, Karen Khachanov started by holding his serve twice in order to hold off Carlos Alcaraz at the start of the second round of this quarter-final.
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But this burst of pride on the part of the 26th player in the world did not last very long. Indeed, the Spaniard immediately resumed his march forward and took advantage of his first break point to widen the gap in this second round. Back to the wall, Karen Khachanov tried to reply and was able to afford a break point, his first in this meeting but also the only one. Indeed, the Russian was unable to convert it and then saw Carlos Alcaraz place a throttle. On his fourth occasion, the Spaniard took his opponent’s serve a second time and was able to finish on the second opportunity (6-0, 6-2 in 1h09′). For a place in the final, Alex Molcan or Borna Coric will be on his way this Saturday.