The Spanish Carlos Alcaraz survived the reaction of the Serbian Filip Krajinovic, third seed, and, after winning in three sets (7-6 (3), 2-6 and 6-1), reached the semifinals of the tournament in Umag (Croatia) , in which his compatriot Albert Ramos will be measured. Alcaraz maintains his idyll with the circuit in 2021. Currently ranked 73rd in the ranking, he was one step away from the final of an ATP tournament just like months ago, in Marbella.
The Murcian who broke in better than his rival took a further step in his progression and who maintained the type despite the recovery of Krajimovic who equalized the sleeve and led it to the tiebreaker, in which Alcaraz recovered the pulse and took advantage on the scoreboard . Krajinovic’s improvement lasted in the second quarter, in which he was much better. The Balkan, 34th in the world, a finalist last Sunday in Hamburg, where he lost against Spanish Pablo Carreño, matched the set. Previously, the Balkan, who lacks any title, fell in the Stockholm and Budapest in 2019 and in the Masters 1000 in Paris in 2017.
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He won’t be able to play Umag’s. Alcaraz accelerated in the final set that he clearly won to reach the semifinal where his countryman Albert Ramos, first favorite, was waiting for him, who overwhelmed the Italian Stefano Travaglia (6-2 and 6-1) in 70 minutes. On the other side of the table, Frenchman Richard Gasquet imposed his status as fourth seed to beat Bosnian Dami Dzumhur (6-3, 7-6 (7)). The veteran French player, 53rd in the world and without titles since he won the Hentogenbosch in 2018, the fifteenth of his career, will face the German Daniel Altmaier who surprised the Serbian Dusan Lajovic, second seed (6-2 and 6 -4).
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