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Alcaraz, Djokovic advance, Musetti upsets Ruud in Paris

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PARIS. Ranked No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz advanced to the Paris Masters quarter-finals by beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-3 on Thursday as Félix Auger-Aliassime reached the last eight, winning his 15th match in a row.

Alcaraz, the US Open champion, will play Holger Rune for a spot in the semi-finals after the Danish teenager beat Andrei Rublev 6-4, 7-5. For the first time, teenagers – both 19 years old – will meet in the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters.

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Auger-Aliassime, who is in contention for a fourth title in a row, defeated French veteran Gilles Simon 6-1, 6-3 on an indoor hard court.

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Lorenzo Musetti upset US Open runner-up Casper Ruud 4–6, 6–4, 6–4, while American Francis Tiafoe defeated Alex De Minor 6–3, 7–6 (5). In 2022, Tiafoe has 35 career-best victories.

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Musetti, 20, will face Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals after the 21-time Grand Slam champion beat Russia’s Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-1.

Djokovic extended his match-winning streak at tour level to 11 as he races for his seventh title in the tournament.

American Tommy Paul beat Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4, 6-4 and will then face number five Stefanos Tsitsipas, who eliminated French qualifier Corentin Moutet 6-3, 7-6 (3) to earn his 59th tour victory. year.

Alcaraz, Djokovic go ahead, Musetti upsets Ruud in Paris originally appeared on NBCSports.com



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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