October 3, 2022

Francis Tiafoe vs Carlos Alcaraz in the US Open men's semi-finals: How to watch

Francis Tiafoe vs Carlos Alcaraz in the US Open men’s semi-finals: How to watch

Those who were worried about the state of men’s tennis when the likes of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal retired have nothing to worry about.

The next generation of men’s tennis is here, and fans will get a chance to see what one of the next great competitions could look like when Frances Tiafoe, the 24-year-old American, seeded 26, takes on Carlos Alcaraz, the 19-year-old Spaniard, who finished fourth, In the semi-finals of the US Open.

The two will play at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Friday at 7 p.m. ET in what is expected to be an exciting and exciting match. He will face the Norwegian winner Kasper Ruud, who beat Russia’s Karen Khachanov in four sets in his first men’s semi-final match.

Here’s what you need to know before the Tiafo vs Alcaraz match:

Through five singles matches, Tiafoe lost only one set, which came in the fourth round against Nadal. Tiafoe beat American Marcus Giron in the first round, then Australian Jason Kubler, 14th seed Diego Schwartzman, Nadal and Russia’s ninth seed Andrei Rublev in the quarter-finals.

Alcaraz reached the semi-finals after consecutive five-set marathon matches: he beat Italy’s Yannick Sener in a 5-hour 15-minute quarter-final match that ended at around 3 a.m. on Thursday, and Marin Cilic of Croatia in the fourth. The round in a match lasted about four hours.

Alcaraz defeated Argentine Sebastian Baez in the first round, Argentina’s Federico Correa in the second round and American Jenson Broxby in the third round.

Get ready to pay. As of Thursday evening, tickets on the upper floors of Ashe Stadium were available from distributors on Ticketmaster for about $300. Ticket prices in the middle levels of the stadium ranged from about $1,000 to nearly $3,000.

The best seats in the house? That’s roughly $7,000.

Join ESPN on Friday. (If you are in Canada, TSN . setting.)

If that’s not enough for you, consider preparing yourself a glass of honey, the official cocktail of the US Open. (Find the recipe here.)

This match will be intense. Both Tiafoe and Alcaraz play fierce tennis, and they are fast on the court.

In the run-up to the US Open, Tiafoe trained in his home court At the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Md. Komi Oliver Akli, the center’s director of player development, said Tiafoe spent most of his sessions focusing on his fitness. Prior to Tiafoe’s victory over Nadal in the fourth round, Ackley told him to be physical in the match.

“Make the match longer; make every point longer,” Ackley told Tiafoe.

Tiafoe won his only previous match last year in Barcelona on clay. according to Tibiko SportbookAlcaraz is the favorite to win Friday’s match, with a margin of 200- vs +150 to win Tiafoe.