Carlos Alcaraz beats Daniel Evans to arrange Barcelona Open last with Stefanos Tsitsipas

World quantity two Carlos Alcaraz reached the ultimate of the Barcelona Open after beating Briton Daniel Evans 6-2 6-2 on Saturday to arrange a showdown with fellow prime seed Stefanos Tsitsipas who defeated Italian Lorenzo Musetti 6-4 5-7 6-3.

Carlos Alcaraz of Spain celebrates his victory in opposition to Britain’s Daniel Evans (AP)

Alcaraz, who had an injury-plagued begin to the season and was overwhelmed within the semi-final of final week’s Miami Open by Jannik Sinner, was unstoppable in opposition to Evans, at the same time as he seemed to be conserving his power for the claycourt season.

The 19-year-old Alcaraz broke early within the first set and closed it 6-2 in 38 minutes. He raced to 4-1 within the second and beat Evans in 80 minutes to succeed in the ultimate in Barcelona for the second consecutive 12 months.

World quantity 5 Tsitsipas had a extra difficult problem in opposition to Musetti, surrendering a break within the third sport. Nonetheless, he managed to struggle again and clinch the primary set 6-4 after profitable three consecutive video games.

The Greek participant rapidly moved to 5-3 and had the chance to serve for the match, however collapsed below strain, permitting Musetti to struggle again and win the second set 7-5.

Musetti got here near a break level within the first sport of the decisive set, however Tsitsipas stored his composure and went on to comfortably shut out the match.

Tsitsipas will attempt to declare his first ever win in opposition to Alcaraz, who in December turned the youngest year-end No. 1 within the historical past of the ATP. Alcaraz defeated Tsitsipas within the 2021 US Open and in final 12 months’s Miami Masters and Barcelona Open.

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

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