Carlos Alcaraz reached the semi-finals of the ATP Finals on Friday. The Spaniard defeated the already seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4 and now meets Novak Djokovic. That is a repeat of this year’s Wimbledon final, among others.
Alcaraz posted a break at 3-3 in the first set and did so a set later at 4-4. The world number two decided the match with the global number three in his favor after an hour and twenty minutes.
Djokovic already qualified for the semi-finals on Thursday. The score is 2-2 in head-to-head meetings with Alcaraz. The last match between the two, at the Cincinnati Masters tournament, was won by Djokovic in three sets. Alcaraz defeated him in the Wimbledon final.
The other semi-final in Turin is between Medvedev and the Italian Jannik Sinner. Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev will play another group match on Friday evening, but both tennis players have already been eliminated after Alcaraz’s win over Medvedev.
For the fourth time since 1990, the numbers one, two, three and four in the world will be together in the semi-finals of the ATP Finals. In addition, it is the first time since 2007 that numbers one and two will meet in the semi-final. At the time, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal faced each other.