Wimbledon: Alcaraz overcomes Humbert in tough battle


London, July 8: Carlos Alcaraz faced a challenging test at Wimbledon on Sunday but emerged victorious, defeating Frenchman Ugo Humbert 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to secure his place in the quarter-finals. This win marks Alcaraz’s ninth appearance in the quarter-finals of a major tournament.
In a match characterized by its intensity and high level of play, Humbert’s aggressive style posed significant challenges for Alcaraz. Despite being outplayed at times, the young Spaniard showcased his resilience and exceptional skill, delivering critical shots at pivotal moments. His ability to perform under pressure allowed him to overcome the 16th seed and move closer to defending his Wimbledon title.
“Playing a lefty is always tricky. I played a lefty at Queen’s and learned a bit from that match. I felt great playing today. I played at a really high level,” Alcaraz remarked following his victory.
The two-hour, 59-minute match took place under the roof on Centre Court, adding to the drama of the encounter. With this win, the 21-year-old Alcaraz has now equaled his coach, Juan Carlos Ferrero, a one-time major champion, in third place for the most quarter-final appearances at Grand Slam tournaments by Spaniards in the Open Era.
Alcaraz’s performance at Wimbledon continues to impress, as he moves within three wins of retaining his title. His journey through the tournament has been marked by both his formidable talent and his ability to adapt and overcome tough opponents.
As the tournament progresses, Alcaraz remains a key contender, and his fans eagerly anticipate his next match. With his determination and skill, he is poised to make a significant impact in the latter stages of Wimbledon.