Madison Keys, Carlos Alcaraz Advance To US Open Semifinals

Madison Keys at the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament in 2019
Madison Keys at the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament in 2019. Photo by Amy Harris/Shutterstock (10364723ax)

Madison Keys and Carlos Alcaraz both made their way to the semifinals of their respective draws at this year’s US Open on Thursday.

Keys won her women’s quarterfinal clash against Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-4, keeping her hopes of alive to make it to the US Open final for the first time since 2017. While a seemingly one-sided scoreline, this quarterfinal clash was a fierce one, with the American successfully fending off nine break points en route to victory.

Carlos Alcaraz, the number one seed in the men’s singles draw, brushed aside Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-2 6-4. Speaking of Alcaraz and number two seed Novak Djokovic, Zverev commented, “I think they are at a level of their own at the moment. The other guys have got to catch up. That’s as simple as that.” Zverev himself managed an impressive string of results en route to the final, defeating sixth seed Jannik Sinner in a five-set thriller.

Keys is set to face Aryna Sabalenka in her semifinal clash, with Alcaraz will face fellow former US Open champion Daniil Medvedev.

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