Alcaraz keeps title defence on track in Barcelona

Barcelona (AFP) – Carlos Alcaraz stayed on course to defend his Barcelona Open title Friday as he defeated Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 to move into the semi-finals. Alcaraz's build-up to the French Open next month has been slowed by hand and back problems which forced him to pull out of Monte Carlo, and the … Continue reading Alcaraz keeps title defence on track in Barcelona

Alcaraz to face Sinner in Indian Wells semi-finals

Indian Wells (United States) (AFP) – Top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz edged Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday to book a semi-final meeting with Jannik Sinner at the WTA and ATP Masters 1000 at Indian Wells. Alcaraz posted his first win over the 10th-ranked Canadian in four career meetings to keep his bid to regain the world number … Continue reading Alcaraz to face Sinner in Indian Wells semi-finals

Ten Hag bemoans erratic refs after Casemiro red card in Man Utd draw

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Erik ten Hag criticised "inconsistent" officials after Casemiro's second red card this season forced Manchester United to settle for a 0-0 draw against struggling Southampton on Sunday. Casemiro was sent off in the 34th minute at Old Trafford after initially being booked for his high challenge on Southampton's Carlos Alcaraz. Manchester … Continue reading Ten Hag bemoans erratic refs after Casemiro red card in Man Utd draw

Carlos Alcaraz gives Southampton a welcome lift with win over Leicester

Carlos Alcaraz’s first-half goal handed Southampton a lifeline as they secured a crucial three points in a 1-0 win over fellow relegation battlers Leicester. The Saints had gone into the game winless in eight Premier League home games, a run of matches stretching all the way back to the visit of Chelsea to St Mary’s … Continue reading Carlos Alcaraz gives Southampton a welcome lift with win over Leicester

Alcaraz into Argentina Open semi-finals

Buenos Aires (AFP) – Top seed Carlos Alcaraz shrugged off damp, cold conditions to sweep into the semi-finals of the Argentina Open with a straight sets victory over Serbia's Dusan Lajovic on Friday. The Spanish world number two, who is making his return to tennis at this week's event in Buenos Aires after a four-month injury … Continue reading Alcaraz into Argentina Open semi-finals

‘It won’t be easy’: Alcaraz plays catch-up after four months out

Buenos Aires (AFP) – Carlos Alcaraz returns to action in Buenos Aires after four months on the sidelines admitting "it won't be easy" playing catch-up with rivals who already have six weeks under their belts in 2023. The 19-year-old Spanish sensation captured a maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open last year before going onto … Continue reading ‘It won’t be easy’: Alcaraz plays catch-up after four months out