It’s Alcaraz against Zverev in the quarterfinals


Carlos Alcaraz secured his place in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open against Alexander Zverev after beating Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic in a spectacular performance on Monday.

Alcaraz did not face a single break point in his game against Kecmanovic, and steamrolled his opponent 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 after one hour and 49 minutes.

The Spaniard, who chose not to play competitive tennis in the run-up to the first Grand Slam of the year, said he “did everything perfectly” on Monday.

“I pushed him (Kecmanovic) to the limit with every ball, every point,” he said.

“He’s played a lot of tough games before this one, so he probably wasn’t 100% physically.”

According to Alcaraz, he took his chances in every set and it paid off.

“I feel better and better every day. With every game I play here, I feel more comfortable. It’s a pleasure to play here.”

The 20-year-old tennis star quickly found his rhythm and although he may still need to be fully tested, he certainly gave a glimpse of his best form in Melbourne.