PROGRES.ID – The battle of tennis’ future stars is set to take place at Arthur Ashe Stadium in the quarterfinals of the 2023 US Open, as Alexander Zverev Jr. will go head-to-head with Carlos Alcaraz Garfia on September 7, 2023. Alcaraz, the top seed and 2023 Wimbledon champion, poses a tough challenge for Zverev. Nevertheless, Zverev has expressed his readiness to take on Alcaraz.
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia and Alexander “Sascha” Zverev Jr. are two rising professional tennis players considered to be the future of the tennis world. Alcaraz, hailing from Spain, currently holds the world No. 1 ranking, while Zverev, representing Germany, sits at No. 12 in the world rankings.
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia
Born in 2003, Alcaraz embarked on his tennis career at a young age, showcasing exceptional talent from the outset and quickly becoming one of the most promising young players in the world of tennis. In 2022, Alcaraz achieved significant success by winning six ATP Tour titles, including the US Open. He also made history as the youngest player ever to reach the finals of the Miami and Monte Carlo Masters 1000.
Alcaraz is known for his aggressive and energetic style of play. He possesses powerful forehand and backhand strokes and is a remarkably swift and agile player. Alcaraz is one of the most captivating players to watch in today’s tennis scene, and many predict that he will become one of the world’s top players in the coming years.
Alexander “Sascha” Zverev Jr.
Born in 1997, Zverev also began playing tennis at a young age. He secured his first ATP Tour title in 2014 and rapidly emerged as one of the most successful young tennis players in the world. In 2017, Zverev clinched the prestigious Italian Open Masters 1000 title and etched his name as the youngest player ever to win that prestigious championship.
Zverev is renowned for his versatility. He possesses strong forehand and backhand shots and excels at the net. Zverev has reached the finals of Grand Slam tournaments twice, at the 2017 US Open and the 2021 French Open.
Meetings on the Court
Alcaraz and Zverev have faced each other eight times in their careers, with Alcaraz emerging victorious in six of those encounters. Their most recent meeting occurred at the 2023 Madrid Open, where Alcaraz defeated Zverev with a score of 6-1, 6-2.
Despite having different playing styles, both Alcaraz and Zverev have immense potential to become among the world’s best players. Alcaraz is known for his aggressive and energetic play, while Zverev is an all-around player. The future rivalry between these two is sure to be a captivating spotlight in the world of tennis.