Alcaraz, currently ranked number two in the world, defeated former champion Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets, demonstrating his determination to claim his first grass court title. Alcaraz attributed his success to studying videos of tennis legends Roger Federer and Andy Murray, enabling him to adapt his game to the grass surface ahead of Wimbledon next month.
Reflecting on his victory over Dimitrov, Alcaraz expressed his admiration for the Bulgarian player’s skills on all surfaces. He said, “Grigor is a really top player in every surface, but even more here on grass, he feels the ball very well.” Alcaraz acknowledged the importance of his previous matches in boosting his performance, saying, “I played very well since the beginning. The two matches before helped me a lot.”
Meanwhile, Holger Rune secured his first ever grass court semi-final berth by defeating Lorenzo Musetti in straight sets. Rune spoke about Musetti’s controversial shot that hit him, stating, “He can do what he wants. I mean, it’s not the best thing to do, for sure. But again, it is legal. He can hit the ball where he wants to.” Rune used the incident as motivation, saying it “gave me fire in the belly to beat him even more.”
With their respective victories, Alcaraz and Rune have set up exciting semi-final matchups. Alcaraz will face Sebastian Korda, while Rune will take on Alex De Minaur. The stage is set for intense battles as these rising stars compete for a place in the Queen’s Club final.
The performances of Alcaraz and Rune highlight their growing prowess on the grass court and their determination to make a mark in the tournament. As they continue their impressive runs, tennis enthusiasts eagerly await their upcoming matches, which promise to deliver captivating displays of skill and determination.