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Carlos Alcaraz defeated 21st seed Felix Auger-Alisassime to make his way to the French Open 2024 quarterfinals for a third straight year. On the other hand, Greek ninth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas took down Italy’s Matteo Arnaldi 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-2 in the fourth round of Roland Garros on Sunday, June 2. Alcaraz and Felix exchanged a few breaks early in the contest, but Alcaraz ended up registering a 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 win over his counterpart. 

Alcaraz is aiming to win his first French Open title after having won the US Open and Wimbledon. However, the world ranked 3 has been playing with a forearm injury which might cause a hindrance in his upcoming journey at the clay-court major. Before Paris, Alcaraz had only been to Madrid Open quarterfinals on clay. 

I’m really looking forward to playing this match: Carlos Alcaraz, Tsitsipas replies

After the victory, Carlos said, “I’m really looking forward to playing this match. I love these kind of matches. I’ve seen a lot of matches lately from Stefanos. I know he’s playing great tennis and has a lot of confidence right now. I think I have the key against him. I’ll try to put the shots that get him in trouble. I’ll try to show my best. Hopefully the crowd enjoys as much as I’m gonna enjoy. Let’s see how it’s gonna be.”

On the other hand, Tsitsipas said, He’s (Alcaraz) said in the past he likes playing against me. So I hope he likes it a little bit less this time. I hope I can get him to that stage of feeling that it’s not so comfortable playing against me. That’s my goal gonna into the match. I hope there are chances on my side I can utilize. And I can great an amazing atmosphere like today. These are the moments I’m waiting for as a tennis player.”