Carlos Alcaraz and Pablo Carreno meet on Friday in the Basel Championships in search of a place in the semi-finals. The Murcia tennis player reached his first quarter-final as a world number one with a solvent win over Butch van de Zandscholp (6-4, 6-2) in the second round, and now he will face his compatriot.
The Spaniard reached the penultimate round by defeating local tennis player Dominic Stefan Stricker (7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-4) in a match that was more difficult than expected. His young rival, 20 years old, is 120 in the ATP rankings.
Timetable and where to see the Basel Chambers between Alcaraz and Carreño
The quarter-final match between Alcaraz and Carreno will be played on Friday October 28 at the Central Stadium no later than 4:30 pm in Spain (after the match between Felix Auger-Aliassime and Alexandre Publiki, scheduled for 3:00 pm) and will be on Movistar + Sports. . .’s website vanguard It will also show what happens during the confrontation between the Spaniards live.
After crowning himself at the top of the ring in New York last September, Alcaraz was eliminated in his first match in Astana. But in Basel he regained the winning dynamic. He has already achieved, with this, 54 victories in the season that brought him five victories, especially the US Open and the Masters 1000 in Madrid and Miami.
It took an hour and twenty-seven minutes to carry out the confrontation with the 27-year-old and 35-year-old Dutchman in the world, who has the best record of his career in this year’s Munich final which he won in Australia. It opened last year, which is the only time I’ve come across it on the track.
Now his rival will be Carino, the fifth seed in the tournament whom he met only once in an official match (on clay) even though they have known each other for many years and maintain a friendly relationship.
After the match, Alcaraz explained: “I know Pablo very well, he is my best friend in the ring. We have shared many moments, tournaments and training sessions, and I talk to him a lot.” In the past, Carreno has defeated in this year’s Barcelona Open final – Trofeo Conde de Godo by two sets (6-3, 6-2).
The duel guarantees the presence of the Spaniard in the semi-finals. Carreño has partnered with Stricker, aged 20, 129 in the world and without a glamorous result in the ring.
Carreno, who is ranked fifteenth in the world rankings and this year’s champion in the Masters 1000 in Canada, which is the seventh success in his career, and reached the final in Barcelona, was able to come out of the fifth game of the last round. Keep his serve and edge until the end to wrap up the win.
The penultimate round of the Basel Championship will also witness the presence of another Spaniard, Roberto Bautista. The confident sixth seed sent British legend Andy Murray 6-3, 6-2. The Castellon player, now ranked 22nd in the ATP rankings, is aiming for a third season title in the Swiss championship after those in Kitzbühel and Doha, and twelfth of his career.