In a spectacular battle lasting more than four hours, the Asturian tennis player Pablo Carreño has burst the bank and has gotten into the semifinals of the US Open after defeating the Canadian Denis Shapovalov in five tight sets that have earned him qualification for the penultimate round of the tournament, where German Alexander Zverev will be measured.
It is the second time in his career that he has reached the semifinals of this tournament and he does so against the odds but after a magnificent tournament in which he has advanced rounds without raising his voice, taking advantage of the absences of some important players and after that blow of luck he had in his match against Djokovic in which the number one was disqualified.
Carreno He took Belgrade out of his boxes in the round of 16 and also ended the resistance of Shapovalov in the quarterfinals, who he was able to beat 3-6, 7-6, 7-6, 0-6 and 6-3, a match in which both tiebreakers of the second and third sets were vital. In those moments, the Gijón player brought out all his experience and broke the confidence of a Shapovalov who was less constant than the Spanish tennis player.
Nothing shocked the Spanish, not even that 6-0 against in the fourth set that made the worst possible. to the fifth and final. But tennis is a sport that has these kinds of things and when a new set starts both start from the same starting point and it doesn’t matter what happened in the previous set.
He will now have two days off before facing that semifinal duel.
So in the fifth the best version of Carreño re-emerged in Flushing Meadows to certify his pass to the penultimate round, something he already achieved in 2017, when the South African crossed the middle Kevin Anderson to prevent a totally Spanish final against Rafa Nadal, who would ultimately take the title that year.