Alcaraz Saves MP, Outlasts Sinner In Historic US Open QF Thriller

Carlos Alcaraz reaches first grand slam semifinal after marathon

late-night finish against Jannik Sinner

Spaniard will play American Tiafoe in the semi-finals

It was, by almost half an hour, the latest ever finish in the tournament’s history.

The 6-3 6-7 6-7 7-5 6-3 victory lasted five hours and 15 minutes

The 21-year-old Sinner then led by a break in the fifth set

too, only for Alcaraz to once again refuse to bow down.

He becomes the youngest men’s grand slam semifinalist since compatriot Rafael Nadal in 2005,

and the youngest at the US Open since Pete Sampras in 1990.