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Carlos Alcaraz reaches the final of the Hamburg ATP 500

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Carlos Alcaraz defeated Slovakian Alex Molcan 7: 6 (2) and 6: 1 in an hour and 35 minutes this Saturday and thus reached the final of the ATP 500 tournament in Hamburg, which he will contest against Italian Lorenzo Musetti . The Spanish tennis player has secured world number five, the highest of his career so far, and will move up to fourth if he wins the title.

Almost three months later since beating Zverev in the Caja Mágica at the Madrid Open, Alcaraz returns to a final. It is played on clay, as well as on hard court at the Mutua Madrid Open, in Barcelona and in Rio de Janeiro, the other tournaments where he won 1,000 titles in 2022 in addition to the Miami Masters.

Carlos Alcaraz is aiming for his fifth trophy of the season, the sixth of his career because he first performed his record a year ago in Umag (Croatia). The Spaniard, who if he wins on Sunday will be the player with the most prizes so far this year alone, kept calm this Saturday against the opposition of his rival, whom he had never faced before and who reacted to everyone interruption from Spanish.

The first manga was dissolved in tiebreak, but in the second set Alcaraz accelerated and prevailed with the dominance he has shown so far in the tournament. The Spanish tennis player meets Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti in an unprecedented final on Sunday, who ended Argentina’s Francisco Cerúndolo’s wonderful run with a 6-3, 7-6 (3) victory. Musetti, 20 years old and 62 in the ATP ranking, is playing the first final of his career. In Hamburg he had already enjoyed his best role so far this year. He had not yet reached a semi-final in this course. Now he is playing his first final.

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