Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz Set Up Men’s Marquee Final at Cincinnati Open; Sunday’s showdown was Wimbledon final as Coco Goff shocked world No. 1 Iga Swiatek in the Ohio Women’s Semifinals. Watch the US Open live on Sky Sports from August 28.
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Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz held the men’s final at the Cincinnati Open, while Coco Gauff stunned world No. 1 Iga Swiatek in the women’s.
Djokovic and Algaraz beat Alexander Zverev and Hubert Hurkaz in order to ensure a repeat of the Wimbledon final in July. Algaraz won in five sets to claim his second Grand Slam title. and denying Djokovic to make a record high for the 24th time
Alcaraz survived match point in the second set against Hurkacz as he struggled to beat the Polish 2-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 after being led in three sets for the fourth match in a row. together in Ohio
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Djokovic, on the other hand, won individual matches in straight sets and beat Germany’s Zverez 7-6 (7-5) 7-5 to give himself a chance at a third Cincinnati title after 2018 and 2020.
The Serb said: “I’m satisfied. I think there are things I can do better. But overall it’s a straight-set win against a great player. So I’m really happy.”
Alcaraz said: “It doesn’t matter if I play the third set or the long match. I’m recovering really well. I felt like I played the first match of the tournament. I feel great.”
World number one Algaraz led world No. 2 Djokovic 2-1 in a head-to-head game. Spain’s Wimbledon champions last month trailed behind a three-set victory in Madrid’s semi-finals. Masters in 2022
Djokovic’s only success with Alcaraz to date was in the semi-finals of this year’s French Open, when he picked up a four-set victory at Roland-Garros. On the way to that Grand Slam victory
Goff defeated Switek for the first time in her career.
The men’s final will pit world No. 1 against world No. 2, but it won’t be the case in the women’s with top-seeded Swiatek and second-seeded Aryna Sabalenka both eliminated in the semi-finals.
Swiatek was beaten 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-4 by Gauff as she lost her first defeat to her American opponent after seven previous victories in which she hadn’t even made a single set.
Later, Zabalenka was knocked out by Karolina Mukova, this year’s French Open finalist. by going down with a score of 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 6-2
Muchova and Gauff reached their first ever WTA 1000 final, with Gauff looking for his second title of the month after winning the Washington Open on Aug. 6.
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