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Madrid Open 2024 Day 8 Recap


On day eight of the 2024 Mutua Madrid Open, the underside half of the lads’s draw was in quarter-final motion, whereas the highest half benefited from a time without work after yesterday’s fourth-round matches.

First on the court docket had been Carlos Alcaraz and Andrey Rublev, with the Russian ending Alcaraz’s hopes of a 3rd Madrid title with a shock 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory.

Off-court, the opposite piece of reports was Jannik Sinner’s withdrawal with a proper hip harm, handing Auger-Aliassime a walkover into the semi-final.

Taylor Fritz then performed the final match of the day, discovering a manner by Francisco Cerundolo to earn his 250th tour-level win en path to the semi-final.

You may see highlights, match stats and a fast recap for each matches under.

Day Eight 2024 Madrid Open Quarter Last Outcomes

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Winner Loser Scoreline
Andrey Rublev (7) Carlos Alcaraz (2) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Taylor Fritz (12) Francisco Cerundolo (21) 6-1, 3-6. 6-3

Rublev Upsets Alcaraz

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On Wednesday, Andrey Rublev clinched one in all his most important victories of the season, ending Carlos Alcaraz’s bid for a historic third consecutive title on the Caja Magica.

The seventh seed has had a subpar interval of kind, however he triumphed 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in simply over two hours, fueled by an untypically calm manner and really efficient serving show.

Rublev’s forehand and aggressive play underneath the closed roof proved an excessive amount of for Alcaraz, who I assumed appeared a bit lacklustre. His forehand appeared tame in comparison with the Russian’s.

Rublev notched 27 winners and inflicted Alcaraz’s first on Spanish clay since 2021.

I believe the serve saved me numerous occasions at the moment, I believe the important thing was I used to be utterly calm the entire match. I didn’t say one phrase, even when I used to be dropping. That was the important thing, and I might serve even higher close to the tip. To start with, I used to be not serving that effectively however little by little, after set one, I served higher and higher and completed rather well. Whenever you begin to consider how good every thing is, I used to be not successful for six weeks in any respect. So it’s higher to not assume in any respect. That it’s only a second and it occurs to everybody. Everybody has been by these moments and crucial factor is to maintain working and preserve enhancing. Rublev on his win.

Match Stats

  Andrey Rublev Carlos Alcaraz
Aces 5 1
Double Faults 2 2
1st Serve Share 74% 70%
1st Serve Factors Received 80% (51/64) 60% (34/57)
2nd Serve Factors Received 45% (10/22) 71% (17/24)
Break Factors Saved 88% (7/8) 77% (10/13)
1st Return Factors Received 40% (23/57) 20% (13/64)
2nd Return Factors Received 29% (7/24) 55% (12/22)
Break Factors Transformed 23% (3/13) 13% (1/8)
Winners 27 19
Unforced Errors 13 11
Web Factors Received 69% (18/26) 64% (9/14)
Max Factors In Row 7 6
Service Factors Received 71% (61/86) 63% (51/81)
Return Factors Received 37% (30/81) 29% (25/86)
Complete Factors Received 54% (91/167) 46% (76/167)
Max Video games In Row 3 3
Service Video games Received 93% (13/14) 77% (10/13)
Return Video games Received 23% (3/13) 7% (1/14)
Complete Video games Received 59% (16/27) 41% (11/27)

Highlights

Fritz Fights Off Cerundolo

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Taylor Fritz overcame Francisco Cerundolo 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a difficult match that lasted one hour and 46 minutes.

Fritz dominated the opening set with out going through a break level and, regardless of Cerundolo outplaying him within the second set, broke the Argentine late within the third set to clinch victory. This win ranges their head-to-head report at 1-1 and avenges Fritz’s loss eventually 12 months’s Roland Garros.

The American has had an honest few weeks on clay. He made the ultimate in Munich, and early on in opposition to Cerundolo, he struck some very candy forehands to dominate.

Nonetheless, as situations additional cooled and the balls slowed, his sport wasn’t fairly as efficient, and Cerundolo appeared more and more harmful from the baseline. 

The third set actually felt like anybody, however after Fritz escaped 15-30 at 3-3, among the factors began to go in his favour, and he capitalised to interrupt serve, then held to like to turn out to be solely the third American to make the final 4 in Madrid.

I returned rather well within the first set, placing numerous balls in play. To be trustworthy, he was making some errors, so it made me look lots higher, and I used to be undoubtedly discovering some balls to assault on. Within the second and third units, I really feel he acquired much more stable. He was not giving me something free of charge, and it was actually laborious to hit by him and discover balls to assault on. He was getting the backhand by the court docket. It was powerful to search for forehands. It was actually powerful from the bottom, however I simply needed to cling within the match with my serve and struggle by some factors regardless that I didn’t really feel tremendous snug. I took my likelihood once I acquired it. Fritz on his match with Cerundolo.

Match Stats

  Taylor Fritz Francisco Cerundolo
Aces 5 1
Double Faults 1 4
1st Serve Share 61% 71%
1st Serve Factors Received 83% (38/46) 68% (36/53)
2nd Serve Factors Received 48% (14/29) 45% (10/22)
Break Factors Saved 50% (1/2) 50% (3/6)
1st Return Factors Received 32% (17/53) 17% (8/46)
2nd Return Factors Received 55% (12/22) 52% (15/29)
Break Factors Transformed 50% (3/6) 50% (1/2)
Winners 18 19
Unforced Errors 14 29
Web Factors Received 81% (13/16) 76% (13/17)
Max Factors In Row 8 4
Service Factors Received 69% (52/75) 61% (46/75)
Return Factors Received 39% (29/75) 31% (23/75)
Complete Factors Received 54% (81/150) 46% (69/150)
Max Video games In Row 5 3
Service Video games Received 92% (12/13) 75% (9/12)
Return Video games Received 25% (3/12) 8% (1/13)
Complete Video games Received 60% (15/25) 40% (10/25)

Highlights

Madrid Open 2024 Day 9 Quarter Last Matches

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