Wimbledon 2024: Alcaraz beats Tiafoe in a thrilling match that lasted nearly 4 hours

Wimbledon 2024: Carlos Alcaraz improved his record in five-set matches at majors to 12-1 by beating American Francis Tiafoe in a thrilling third-round match of the men's singles at Wimbledon 2024. However, the 21-year-old Spaniard avoided a major upset.

Jul 6, 2024 - 18:17
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Wimbledon 2024: Alcaraz beats Tiafoe in a thrilling match that lasted nearly 4 hours

Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz improved his record in five-set matches at majors to 12-1 by beating American Francis Tiafoe in a thrilling third-round match of the men's singles at Wimbledon 2024. However, the 21-year-old Spaniard avoided a major upset as he came back from the brink of defeat against Tiafoe to win 5-7, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-2 in a thrilling third-round match. Alcaraz increased the speed and power of his groundstrokes in the final stages to win the three-hour and 51-minute long match.

Alcaraz has won his last ten championship matches, including a victory over Novak Djokovic in the final last year. However, the third seed's title ambitions were seriously jeopardized on Friday afternoon, when Tiafoe put on one of his greatest performances of the season, pushing the Spaniard to his limits.

Tiafoe gave a courageous performance to take the World No. 3 to five sets. However, he struggled to maintain his level against Alcaraz in the fifth set. Alcaraz will face Frenchman Ugo Humbert or American Brandon Nakashima in the fourth round of Wimbledon for the third year in a row.

In other matches on Friday, 10th-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov defeated French veteran Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. At the same time, 12th seeded American Tommy Paul defeated 23rd-seeded Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer