Jarry trips Alcaraz in Argentina

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Nicolas Jarry caused a stir in Buenos Aires when he eliminated Carlos Alcaraz in the semi-final of the Argentina Open.

The final score was 7-6 and 6-3 in favor of the 28-year-old player from Chile. He did not back down at all for the Spanish star and he particularly impressed with his power play.

“Carlos is one of the best players in the world and this win means a lot to me; it had been a physical battle,” said Jarry.

“I didn’t start well at all and could hardly score points from his takedowns, but I am very satisfied with my fighting spirit.”

He will play Argentina’s Facundo Diaz Acosta in the final later today.

For Alcaraz, the defeat must be a bitter pill to swallow. In the nine tournaments since his triumph at Wimbledon, he could not hold up the silverware once again.

“The defeat hurts a lot. There is a lot of room for improvement and I will have to play better. I played good tennis at times, but I’m not at my best at all,” said the world’s second-best player.

According to the 20-year-old Spaniard, he will have to learn to read the match conditions better – he cannot overwhelm every dear opponent with his power play.

“I wasn’t at my best in pressure situations today. When the score is 0-30, I couldn’t raise my game to fight back.”

Sinner through to Rotterdam final

Jannik Sinner qualified for the final of the ATP tournament in Rotterdam when he beat Tallon Griekspoor 6-2 and 6-4.

He will play Australia’s Alex de Minaur in the final.