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Wimbledon 2024: Men’s singles quarter-finals recap July 9

On July 9, the defending champion Carlos Alcaraz was in action, as also was World No.1 Jannik Sinner, that produced two different outcomes

Wimbledon 2024: Men’s singles quarter-finals recap July 9
Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev during their respective quarter-final matches

Last Updated: 08.28 AM, Jul 10, 2024

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When World No.1 Jannik Sinner and No.5 Daniil Medvedev took the court on July 9 for their quarter-final encounter, both men knew that only one stood a chance of bettering their Wimbledon records. Sinner and Medvedev were 2023 semi-finalists and lost at that stage to Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz, respectively.

The quarter-final bout was quite the thrilling encounter, a 5-set match that eventually went Medvedev’s way, with which he broke his 5-match losing streak against Sinner and took their head-to-head record to 7:5 in his favour. The final score 6-7 6-4 7-6 2-6 6-3. Following the loss, Sinner, who’d taken a medical timeout in the third set, said that he’d not been feeling well and was fatigue-riddled during the match.

The second match of the day in the men’s singles saw defending champion Carlos Alcaraz in action against Tommy Paul, with the latter playing his first-ever quarter-final. Alcaraz lost the first set to Paul, who seemed to have the upper hand going into the second as well. But then the French Open champion, who is gunning for a second title win on the greens of Wimbledon, took control and won the match in four sets, 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-2.

Alcaraz vs Medvedev; 2023 SF repeat

If Alcaraz wins the final on July 14, he will be only the sixth player ever to triumph in Roland Garros and Wimbledon back-to-back. The 21-year-old Spaniard, who has 3 Grand Slams under his belt so far, has now set up a semi-final clash with Medvedev, which will be a repeat of their 2023 outing. A year ago, Alcaraz had trumped Medvedev in straight sets 6-3 6-3 6-3, and while he hopes of yet another win and a shot at a second title, the former acknowledges that the latter has just gotten the better of one of the best players in the circuit, Sinner.

The matches to determine the second set of semi-finalists will begin at 6.45 pm IST with Lorenzo Musetti against Taylor Fritz on Court 1 and at 7.15 pm with Novak Djokovic playing Alex de Minaur on Centre Court. Catch all the action from Wimbledon live on Disney+ Hotstar. If you missed any of the earlier matches, due to the time zone difference between England and India, don’t worry, highlights are available on the platform.

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