VAMOS! Carlos Alcaraz Takes Out 3rd Seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in an Amazing Battle at US Open 2021 R3

Published 09/03/2021, 9:47 PM EDT
Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Carlos Alcaraz of Spain reacts after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece (not pictured) on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


It was the third round of the US Open and it was Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas up against Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz. The match went the distance and after a roller coaster ride, it ended in the favor of the young Spaniard, winning the match 6-3 4-6 7-6(2) 0-6 7-6(5). 

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Set 1: Carloz Alcaraz steps up the ante

As the match started, the Spaniard kept zddon his toes. During the set, Carloz Alcaraz managed to break the Greek star thrice. Eventually, in a little over 30 minutes, the teenager sealed the set in his favor, 6-3. 

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Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece hits a shot against Carlos Alcaraz of Spain in a third round match on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Set 2: Stefanos Tsitsipas strikes back

As the second set began, the Greek star faltered again and was broken instantly. However, towards the latter stages of the set, he managed to break the youngster twice. After close to an hour, the Greek talent overcame the hurdle and claimed the set, 6-4. 

Alert three: Stenfaos Tsisipas recover blood

As the third set began, both players were playing cautiously. Soon after, the teenager lost two service games. In a matter of time, Stefanos lost his two service games

 Eventually, the set had to be decided in a tiebreaker. During the entire tiebreaker, it was the young man from Spain who managed to apply the pressure on the World No. 3 from Greece. The Greek player won the set.

Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Carlos Alcaraz of Spain celebrates after recording match point against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in a third round match on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Set 4: World No. 3 showcases skills 

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In the following set, the Greek ace showed no remorse and managed to beat the youngster 6-0. During the entire set, the Spaish teenager looked a little uncomfortable and ended up losing the set. 

Set 5: Carloz Alcaraz prevails

Similar to the third set, this set too went into a thie breaker. However, the Alcarz had other plans and created the upset of the season so far by beating Tsitsipas, 7-5 in the tiebreaker. WWe wish the teenager the best of luck for the upcoming matches and fore the rest of the season. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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