Carlos Alcaraz has qualified for the quarterfinals at the ATP 500 in Barcelona. The Spaniard has alternated big shots with unusual errors for a player of his caliber, but his real goal is to win as many games as possible in Barcelona to put important minutes in his legs and arrive prepared for the final rush on clay.
Alcaraz conceded more chances than expected to Roberto Bautista Agut. The match, however, still ended with the score 6-3, 7-5 in his favor.
Stefanos Tsitsipas instead beat Denis Shapovalov. The number two seed wore tape on his right arm for the second consecutive match due to an unidentified problem.
sitsipas will find Alex de Minaur on the other side of the net in the quarterfinals. Perhaps suffering a little too much and not offering the best version of himself, Jannik Sinner accesses the quarter-finals of the ATP tournament in Barcelona.
The Italian number one gets the pass for the next match where he will face his countryman Lorenzo Musetti, who beat Cameron Norrie. Jannik wins in three sets but appears tired from his last commitments and has some physical problems.
Below the day 4 highlights in Barcelona:
The women’s results in Stuttgart: Swiatek, Gauff, Rybakina
At the WTA 500 in Stuttgart, the draw was aligned to the quarterfinals, with all matches completed. World No. 1 Iga Swiatek has no problems qualifying for the quarterfinals: the Pole beats the Chinese Qinwen Zheng 6-1 6-4, and now she will challenge the Czech Karolina Pliskova, who is having a difficult time against the Croatian Woman Vekic, but finally closes in the tie-break of the third set.
Elena Rybakina retires on the score of 1-6 1-3 against the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia with a hip problem.
She will be the South American to contend with the Tunisian Ons Jabeur. Coco Gauff scored a clear defeat to Russian Anastasia Potapova. Caroline Garcia beat Tatjana Maria instead. Paula Badosa, victorious over Cristina Bucsa, will challenge her friend Aryfinna Sabalenka in the quart