Alcaraz beats Tsitsipas to set up Sinner semi-final

Carlos Alcaraz made light work of Stefanos Tsitsipas to set up a tantalising French Open semi-final against incoming world number one Jannik Sinner.

Spanish third seed Alcaraz, 21, won 6-3 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 against Greek ninth seed Tsitsipas on the Roland Garros clay.

It was the second year running that Alcaraz had dismantled 2021 runner-up Tsitsipas in the quarter-finals at the Paris major.

The reigning Wimbledon champion has now won all six of his career meetings against Tsitsipas.

Meanwhile, second seed Sinner continued his pursuit of a second straight Grand Slam title by comfortably seeing off Grigor Dimitrov earlier on Tuesday.

The Australian Open champion won 6-2 6-4 7-6 (7-3) against the Bulgarian 10th seed and found out after the match he is set to move top of the ATP rankings.

“It’s every player’s dream to become number one in the world,” said Sinner, who will become the first Italian to lead the men’s rankings since they were introduced in 1973.

“On the other hand, seeing Novak retiring [from the tournament] is disappointing, so I wish him a speedy recovery.”


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