High-ranking Alcaraz to quarter-finals Swiss Indoors

The best Carlos Alcaraz reached the quarterfinals at the Swiss Indoors by beating Botic van de Zandchulp 6-4, 6-2.

The 19-year-old Spaniard took the win with his only ace in a second round match in which he had 20 winners and made just nine unforced errors. Alcaraz’s serve was broken once and he trailed 2-0 in the second set before losing six games in a row against the 35th Dutchman.

Third-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime was on the field ahead of Alcaraz in a first-round match, winning 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-4 against Swiss wildcard entry Marc-Andrea Huesler.

Two seeded players lost their matches in the first round, with No. 7 Alex de Minaur falling 6-2, 7-5 to 25th-ranked teenager Holger Rune. In the previous Swiss Indoors edition, in 2019 before the tournament was canceled twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, De Minaur lost in the final when Roger Federer won a record 10th title at his home event.

Eighth-seeded Lorenzo Musetti drove through the first set before losing 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Albert Ramos-Vinolas, the 34-year-old Spaniard. In a second round match, Arthur Rinderknech defeated Alex Molcan 6-2, 6-4.

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