Carlos Alcaraz reaches second US Open quarterfinal after 2 a.m. end in opposition to Marin Cilic

The 19-year-old Alcaraz triumphed 6-4 3-6 6-4 4-6 6-3 in a match that completed at 2:23 a.m. native time — simply three minutes shy of the match’s newest end.

Alcaraz, the highest-ranked participant left within the males’s draw, will contest his second US Open quarterfinal when he takes on Jannik Sinner on Wednesday.

“It was unbelievable,” Alcaraz stated in his on-court interview. “After the fourth set, I had a lot of opportunities at the end, lost the fourth set.

“It was robust for me to return again within the fifth set, to remain sturdy mentally, however … the vitality that I obtained (from the gang) immediately made me win.”

The Spaniard is the youngest man to contest back-to-back quarterfinals at the US Open since 1953 and is now arguably the favorite to lift this year’s title after top seeds Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal suffered defeats this week.

Towards Cilic, in a match that lasted near 4 hours, Alcaraz led after the primary and third units however could not put his Croatian opponent away till the fifth.

He went a break of serve down at first of the match however fought again to win the following 4 video games and take the primary set.

There was an identical story within the second set as Alcaraz broke early earlier than Cilic reeled off 4 consecutive video games and held serve to stage the match.

The third set stayed on serve till Alcaraz broke at 5-4, however his 2-1 lead was reduce when Cilic broke late within the fourth — regardless of the teenager having break factors of his personal all through the set.

Because the match carried on effectively previous midnight, Alcaraz seized the benefit with a break to like at 2-1 and sealed the victory when Cilic pummeled a forehand into the highest of the web.

This was by far the hardest take a look at of the match to date for Alcaraz, who had not dropped a set previous to going through Cilic.

He subsequent faces one other rising star in 21-year-old Sinner — the Italian, like Alcaraz, hoping to succeed in a grand slam semifinal for the primary time.