Reigning champion Carlos Alcaraz sailed through the semis after defeating Alexander Zverev in the quarter-final of the US Open 2023 in New York on Thursday
Well, the US Open is known to have many celebrities in audience and one such name was former India cricket skipper, MS Dhoni. The Ranchi-born cricketer was in audience for the Alcaraz vs Zverev quarter-final tie.
MS Dhoni at the Quarterfinal match of Tennis US Open 2023..!!— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) September 7, 2023
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On a sweltering evening, Alcaraz showed off several aspects of his varied game against Zverev.
The powerful forehands that elicit gasps from the crowd. The delicate drop shots. The hammered returns. The all-court speedy coverage. The willingness to try — and ability to succeed on — shots others wouldn’t even consider.
Speaking on facing Djokovic in the final, Alcaraz said, "Well, obviously it’s closer than (it was at) the beginning of the tournament. It would be great to play a final against Novak here in New York, but ... both of us have really tough semifinals, so let’s see."
"I try to make the people enjoy watching tennis, watching the matches. I've been trying to do different shots that probably the crowd are not used to seeing in the matches. ... That's what I'm trying — to put a show on," he further added.
(With Agency input)