Carlos Alcaraz has proven that he can do anything on the pitch.
Now, that includes some serious racket tricks that look like a carnival or three-ring circus.
The top seed from Spain beat Germany’s Aleksandar Zverev 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the US Open on Wednesday night. The No. 1 seed from Spain spins his racket at least 15 times in the air at random.
Completely composed at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the 20-year-old superstar didn’t let his racket hit the blue surface and didn’t appear to be flustered in the grand slam.
As he had throughout the match, Alcaraz easily defeated Zverev’s first two sets 6-3 and 6-2.
Alcaraz was having fun in Flushing, even though it frustrates his opponents at times.
In Saturday’s third-round match against No. 26 seed Dan Evans, Alcaraz baffled the Brit with a number of incredible strikes.
After Alcaraz scored on at least two long volleys, Evans tossed his racket in exasperation and disbelief.
“We play to make people happy, to entertain them and try to make the game fun,” Alcaraz said after that game.
“It’s nice to have those points and feel the energy they’re enjoying.”
In a first-round win over Dominik Koepfer on Aug. 29, Alcaraz sang ecstatically.
Two-time Latin Grammy winner Sebastian Yatra was also in attendance, and Alcaraz gave his best performance of the hit “VAGABUNDO.”
As Alcaraz looks to win his second straight U.S. Open title, we’re really curious to see what he’ll do next on the court to wow the crowd in Queens.