Wimbledon: Djokovic and Alcaraz are already in the quarterfinals

In one of the highlights of the day this Monday at the Wimbledon tournament, Novak Djokovic took another step by beating Hubert Hurkaczin four sets after completing the match that had been suspended on Sunday due to the time limit being met while the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz He did the same against the Italian Matteo Berrettiniy reached the quarterfinals for the first time in his career. The surprise of the day at the All England was the defeat of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas at the hands of the American Christopher Eubanks by 3-6, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4 and 6-4.

At 36, the top Grand Slam tournament winner reached his 100th match at Wimbledon (only Roger Federer with 119 and Jimmy Connors with 102) and was able to close the match suspended at the end of the second set with a score of 7-6 (6), 7-6 (6), 5-7 and 6-4. Hurkacz (18th in the ATP ranking) showed a good version, even winning the third set 7-5, but he could not before the immense hierarchy of the Serb who He will seek the semifinals against Andrey Rublev (7th). The Russian defeated Kazakh Christopher Bublik 7-5, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-7 (5) and 6-4 in one of the best matches of the tournament.

Although he is spending more time than desired on the court (he lost two sets in his first four games), the Spanish Alcaraz confirmed that he is ready to win his second Grand Slam: in his round of 16 match he defeated the Italian Matteo Berrettini (38th) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 and 6-3 in just over three hours of play.

Firm with the serve (78% of first and two aces) and with a clear plan from the bottom to invert himself to the right, Berrettini scored for the first set and disconcerted Alcaraz who in the second set took the ball one step inside the baseline, raised his numbers on serve (79% first serve points won) and,found weaknesses behind Berrettini. So much so that he hammered it with his drive (35 winners in total), prevented his opponent from hitting it comfortably from the right and opted for short points. In addition, he lowered unforced errors (he averaged less than six per set) and barely gave his opponent a chance to break in the last three sets.

In the quarterfinals there will be a great match: Alcaraz against Holger Rune (6th). The Dane beat Grigor Dimitrov (24th) 3-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) and 6-3 and so far they have met twice, with one win per side.

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