Sizzling Sinner triumphs over Alcaraz
Sinner had ever won a tour-level main draw match on grass prior to this fortnight.
Today, the 20-year-old played lights-out tennis to defeat No.5 seed Carlos Alcaraz 6-1, 6-4, 6-7(8), 6-3 and become the youngest Wimbledon men’s singles quarter-finalist since 2014.
Sinner held two match points in the third-set tiebreak, but Alcaraz saved them to keep his chances alive in the clash and forced a fourth.
Alcaraz swatted away three more match points to hold for 3-5 in the fourth but Sinner safely served out the win to reach the third Grand Slam quarter-final of his career at a third different major.
“I showed also this year until now I got consistency. I made many quarter-finals, many round of 16s. I think I improved also physically. If you go Grand Slam after Grand Slam and you go in the second week, you have to be good also physically,” said Sinner, who has made the second week in his last four majors.
“I think every single part of my game, to be honest. We try to give our best, especially in the practice sessions. I think I'm putting a lot of effort and right mentality in it.”