'Intergalactic': Tennis world in awe of teen phenom's insane act

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Tennis rising star Carlos Alcaraz (pictured left) celebrating after a match and (pictured right) hitting a shot during the Miami Open.
Tennis teen phenom Carlos Alcaraz (pictured left) produced some of his best tennis to defeat Stefaos Tsitsipas at the Miami Open. (Images: Getty Images/Tennis TV)

Tennis teen phenom Carlos Alcaraz has produced one of the best matches of his career to defeat World No.3 Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The 18-year-old Spaniard has been in sensational form in 2022 having made at least the fourth round of the Australian Open, Indian Wells and Miami Open.

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But, he was up against a motivated World No.3 in Miami as he quickly fell behind Tsitsipas 2-5 in an enthralling opening set.

However, after a number of breathtaking shots, Alcaraz rattled off five games in a row to win the opening set.

One such rally in the first set included Alcaraz lobbing Tsitsipas with a between the legs shot, before finishing off the rally with a volley.

The second set was just as electric with Alcaraz earning the early break before running out to defeat Tsitsipas 7-5, 6-3.

This marks the second time in seven months the 18-year-old has defeated the World No.3.

Tennis world in awe of Carlos Alcaraz

Tennis reporter Jose Morgado labelled Alcaraz's match as the best performance of his young career.

Alcaraz becomes the fourth youngest player ever to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals.

The Spaniard will also enter the World Top 15 after this victory and has the potential to climb to World No.11 with the title.

Following the match, Alcaraz said he dug deep to come back in the first set after some unbelievable tennis from his opponent.

"He was playing unbelievable... I fought until the last ball to come back in the first set," Alcaraz said.

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