Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas advance to Barcelona Open semifinals

Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz superior to the semifinals of the Barcelona Open after beating fellow Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Friday.

Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz celebrates (AFP)

Alcaraz broke Fokina’s serve for the second time within the remaining recreation to clinch the victory on the Rafa Nadal middle courtroom.

Alcaraz had misplaced three straight video games towards the top of the primary set earlier than prevailing within the tiebreaker.

The second-ranked Alcaraz has a semifinal in opposition to Twelfth-seeded Daniel Evans or Fifteenth-seeded Francisco Cerúndolo.

Second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas superior to the final 4 with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Alex de Minaur for his nineteenth win of the season — and ninth straight over the Australian in his profession.

“My patience was there. I knew that was the foundation of the match,” Tsitsipas said. “I am satisfied with my return game, especially towards the end. I found myself in a very good position to press early on.”

Tsitsipas will play within the semifinals in opposition to ninth-seeded Lorenzo Musetti, who obtained a walkover from fourth-seeded Jannik Sinner.

“Sad to have to withdraw from my match today in Barcelona,” Sinner mentioned. “I’ve been feeling unwell for a few days now. Today, the sickness got worse and I’m not able to play. I’ll take some time to rest and recover.”

Tsitsipas was a finalist in Barcelona in 2018 and 2021, each instances shedding to Rafael Nadal.

This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.

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