Carlos Alcaraz goes for his tenth straight win on grass as he bids to achieve the Wimbledon semi-finals on Wednesday. Within the ladies’s singles subject, defending champion Elena Rybakina takes on Ons Jabeur in a repeat of final yr’s closing.
A have a look at the day’s 4 quarter-final matches with two every happening in males’s and ladies’s singles.
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Carlos Alcaraz vs Holger Rune
World No 1 Carlos Alcaraz is quick getting used to grass as he prepares to tackle his pal Holger Rune.
The 2 gamers are each 20 however Alcaraz has already received a Grand Slam — the US Open final yr.
On paper not less than, it will likely be the Spanish prime seed’s hardest activity to date at Wimbledon, however he’s trying ahead to enjoying the Dane, who’s seeded sixth.
“I’m actually enthusiastic about this match,” he mentioned. “We shared a variety of nice moments. We performed collectively since we had been 12 years outdated.
“We’ve not texted one another, however clearly we all know one another rather well. Yeah, I’m actually enthusiastic about it. I feel he’s the identical.”
Daniil Medvedev vs Christopher Eubanks
Daniil Medvedev is a part of an ever-rarer breed — a person who has overwhelmed Novak Djokovic in a Grand Slam closing.
The Russian third seed, who cruised previous the Serbian in straight units within the US Open closing in 2021, says he believes he can win the match.
“I all the time inform this to myself, to be sincere,” he mentioned. “On the similar time we now have Novak who received it, what, 4 occasions in a row, seven occasions in whole? He’s received a variety of Grand Slams.”
Medvedev faces Christopher Eubanks, who has fallen head over heels in love with grass after beforehand describing it because the “stupidest” floor to play on.
The unseeded American has turn into one of many predominant crowd-pleasers on the match along with his eye-catching play and infectious persona, beating fifth-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas within the earlier spherical.
Ons Jabeur vs Elena Rybakina
Ons Jabeur has made no secret of the actual fact she is out for revenge when she takes on Elena Rybakina in a repeat of final yr’s closing.
The Tunisian sixth seed, who has quick turn into a crowd favorite on the All England Membership, was a arrange final yr towards the Kazakh participant earlier than the match slipped away from her.
Jabeur mentioned shedding the match was “painful” however that she gave all the things.
“I consider in future,” she mentioned. “It wasn’t presupposed to be that yr. Possibly better issues are coming after that closing. Positively will be taught quite a bit from it.”
Rybakina misplaced her first set of the match however it has been easy crusing ever since for the third seed, who didn’t even full a set in her fourth-round tie after injured Beatriz Haddad Maia give up in tears.
Madison Keys vs Aryna Sabalenka
Madison Keys has stored a comparatively low profile at this yr’s Wimbledon however all of a sudden finds herself again within the quarter-finals, eight years after she final reached the identical stage.
The American, seeded twenty fifth, dropped her first set of the match in her spectacular three-set win over Russian 16-year-old Mirra Andreeva.
Aryna Sabalenka will turn into World No. 1 for the primary time if she reaches the #Wimbledon closing.
Keys within the QFs
Jabeur or Rybakina within the SFs
— Gaspar Ribeiro Lança (@gasparlanca) July 11, 2023
Belarusian second seed Aryna Sabalenka has received three tournaments this yr, together with the Australian Open, and has appeared more and more spectacular.
However she is cautious of the problem from Keys.
“She’s a extremely robust opponent to play towards,” she mentioned. “I do know it’s going to be nice battle. I’m actually trying ahead to this match.”
(with inputs from AFP)
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