Caroline Garcia qualified for her first quarter-final, Corentin Moutet misses the round of 16

Caroline Garcia qualified for her first quarter-final, Corentin Moutet misses the round of 16

Caroline Garcia qualified for her first quarter-final, Corentin Moutet misses the round of 16

Caroline Garcia winner of the round of 16 at the US Open on September 4th in New York.

She is full of confidence and shows game after game. French Caroline Garcia, 17 years oldAnd world championship, qualified, on Sunday 4 September, for her first quarter-final of the US Open beating the American Alison Riske (29And) 6-4, 6-1.

At 28, the French number one who had never passed the third round of the New York Major, thus equals her best result in a Grand Slam tournament, having played the quarter-finals at Roland-Garros in 2017.

“I’m so excited to be in the quarters, I’ve built up a lot of confidence from Cincinnati”Caroline Garcia pointed out in reference to her WTA 1000 title shortly before the start of the US Open.

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The French had never beaten Alison Riske in three matches. But a few weeks ago Caroline Garcia found the tennis that allowed her to go up to 4And world ranking in 2018, and made the short of the American, in 1 hour and 22, even if it took her a set to free herself completely. It was she with a winning comeback that she completed the first set by getting the only break of the set.

The lock was blown and Lyonnaise thus clearly dominated the debates, even if it took five match points to conclude, after saving three break points for the American.

“Alison is a very tough player, a fighter, she moves a lot. I had to be very aggressive. The first set was tight, it wasn’t great tennis, I had to manage my emotions. The second heat was very good “he analyzed after performing his usual victory celebration, arms outstretched like an airplane flying over Louis Armstrong’s court.

On Tuesday he will try to do even better against the American Coco Gauff (12And), finalist of the last Roland-Garros, to establish himself as a serious contender for the final coronation.

Mutt frustrated

Corentin Moutet from France, during the US Open, September 4, 2022, in New York (United States).

Lyonnaise will be the only French representative in the quarter-finals, as shortly before his qualification, Corentin Moutet (drawn from qualifying) had fallen against Norwegian Casper Ruud (5And) 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (4/7), 6-2.

Very nervous and a little lost in the immensity of Arthur Ashe, but not yet packed with his 23,800 daily spectators, the 23-year-old Frenchman missed his appointment during the first two sets, making many unforced errors.

Frustration quickly won him over. He manifested himself for the first time in a rather unusual way, when he did a series of push-ups, as if to punish himself – and perhaps re-motivate himself – after a lost point at the beginning of the second set. Less amusing, he angrily sent two balls into the stands in quick succession, just before the loss of the group, logically receiving a penalty point, after receiving a yellow card for the same infraction shortly before.

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There was better in the third set. Conducted 4-2, the French finally got underway, breaking and then pushing Ruud to the decisive match. A tie-break during which he regained consistency, also taking advantage of the fever of the opponent, author of a double foul on the set point.

Ruud then managed to regain control of the match by bringing Moutet’s serve up 3-1, not without having to immediately cancel two break points. An advantage that he was able to keep firmly afterwards.

Ranked 112And before the New York Major, Corentin Moutet is expected to gain thirty places. Insufficient to overcome the bitter taste of defeat. ” I can play better than that, I can be better and I have to be better if I want to win more games. So there is a lot of work to do. “ he has declared.

His opponent, who arrived for the first time in the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows, will face the Italian Matteo Berrettini (14And), who emerged victorious from a great showdown against the Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (39And).

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The world with AFP

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