Three hours and 39 minutes after his first great comeback, he won the game 6-7 (4), 6-7 (4) and 6-4. Twelfth Spanish final of the tournament

Alcaraz is celebrating a point against DM
Alcaraz celebrates a point against de Meer.Joan MontfortAP

If Carlos Alcaraz lacked anything in his fearless professional life, it was a victory from the edge of the abyss, like a victory in the Condে de God semifinals.. It was only the semifinals, but the match against Alex de Mia had all the elements of a direct fight for the title. The Spaniard, uncomfortable in the first two sets, beat his opponent’s admirable work, going down 40-15 and 6-5 in the second set to add two match points to the rest and also drop the letterhead of those who know. How to fight the limits for survival. I won 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4) and 6-4 in three hours 39 minutes and will play the final this Sunday (5:30 pm, La 1) against Pablo Carrio, who lost to Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6 -4. This will be the twelfth Spanish final in this tournament.

“It’s a miracle, but I’ve saved match points, one of them Passing I don’t even know how I got it out. You just have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people, “he said.

Without any hint of surrender at the other end of the court, Alcaraz, who pulled the 20-minute game into the opening break of the final set, knew how to keep his jaw down and keep his best footing as the match began. Disgusting profile. De Meer went far beyond what was expected of him and compromised on the options of a child coming as a missile.In the season of his rise and for the third time in the quarter-finals after defeating defending champion Stefanos Sitsipas in Monte Carlo.

The Australian never lost a match. I even came back from 3-1 in the third set to take a 4-3 lead. With a clear idea, he showed his perfection to the rest by imposing a second serve on his opponent and not allowing him to take the initiative, revealing what he thought was necessary. He was the one who pointed out the rules by which the collision was conducted inside the track. The world number 25 Sydney tennis player has seen his progress delayed due to injury. It was his first semifinal in a tournament on the ground, but he showed adaptability, intelligence and fighting skills.

Tough moment

“I’m not going to head”, Alcaraz is heard after smashing a common volley, which he can go the other way, against the net and give his opponent two more set points in the first set tiebreaker, two that were already before him. Obscure, in a hurry, Alcaraz got into serious trouble. De Meer took the first set by mistake. With five titles, four hard and one grass, the 23-year-old from Sydney has long been the strongest hope of devaluing Australian tennis.

Alkaraj resisted the breaking ball. He failed to convert any of the first eight he had, three of which went from 0-40 to 4-2 and served in the second quarter. “I know I have to improve. I’m not going to play like that,” I said loudly and alone. It was already in a very delicate situation, trailing 5-4 in the second, while, in the ninth, he achieved his goal. It will not be enough to avoid the danger that is coming.

Unsuccessful, De Meyer broke up the XI again, a game that began with an argument between Spaniard and chair umpire Carlos Bernards, who went to Foxton to review a ball. “It’s unbelievable that they put this method on the ground because it doesn’t work. Everyone saw that it was out and I was the one who got confused,” he sneered at the judge, revolting against the technology. De Meer won the game and had two match points, both neutralized by the Spaniards, who responded well to the tiebreaker.

The third set was a continuation of the fierce fighting. On a day of great demand, Alcaraj finished brilliantly below the line, forcing four semifinalists to play two games if they wanted to compete for the title due to suspension due to rain on Saturday. Champion in Rio and Miami, where he has risen to the tournament Top tenHis revolver showed a new groove and won a match that was almost impossible for him.

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