Wimbledon 2024 LIVE! Carlos Alcaraz vs Tommy Paul latest score and updates

Wimbledon 2024 LIVE! Carlos Alcaraz vs Tommy Paul latest score and updates

Wimbledon 2024 LIVE!

Carlos Alcaraz continues his quest to retain his Wimbledon title with a match against Tommy Paul today. The Spanish youngster has had to dig deep to reach the quarter-finals having dropped sets to both Ugo Humbert and Frances Tiafoe earlier in the competition, with this clash against the 12th seed set to be another major test.

Despite his lofty seeding, this is the first time American Paul has reached the last eight of a slam and he made light work of veteran Roberto Bautista Agut in the last round but was pushed to five sets by the unknown Finn Otto Virtanen in round two.

This match is second up on Court One and the roof will be closed as rain continues to hit SW19. You can follow all the latest updates from Alcaraz vs Paul right here with Standard Sport and our live tennis blog brought to you direct from south-west London!

Carlos Alcaraz vs Tommy Paul updates

  • How to watch: BBC One

  • Day nine so far

  • Prediction

GAME, SET AND MATCH ALCARAZ — 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2

18:55 , Dom Smith

An unsuccessful challenge by Paul moves Alcaraz 30-0 up, and three match points duly arrive at 40-0.

A missed first serve by the Spaniard, but then Paul goes long. That’s it. The defending champion is into the semi-final, where he will meet Daniil Medvedev.

Paul pushed him oh-so hard, but the American is out.

Alcaraz 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 5-2 Paul

18:51 , Dom Smith

Alcaraz misses just long to hand Paul the 30-0 advantage.

Alcaraz gets back to 30-30 but Paul is too strong on his forehand and keeps himself in Wimbledon with a hold of serve.

Alcaraz 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 5-1 Paul

18:48 , Dom Smith

Alcaraz, already 30-0 in front, ROCKETS a winner down the line at full force — Paul nowhere near it and no doubt fearing another Alcaraz service game has passed him by at 40-0 down.

It has.

Alcaraz 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 4-1 Paul

18:43 , Dom Smith

SMASHED cross-court winner from Alcaraz denies Paul from running away with his service game, instead pulling him back to 30-15. Then 30-30...

And then 30-40 as the Spaniard passes the ball past the well-advanced Paul. Break point!

It’s saved by Paul with a smash from Alcaraz’s high looper, but he earns another with an inspired winner down the line. BROKEN AGAIN.

Alcaraz 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 3-1 Paul

18:39 , Dom Smith

Alcaraz starts off his service game as he means to go on: with an ace.

A sensational winner from Paul as he’s almost into the crowd, he’s so far off court, but it doesn’t stop Alcaraz heading 40-15 in front.

Alcaraz serves out the game and cups his ears! “How’s about that?”, he asks the crowd. It was good. Very good.

Alcaraz 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 2-1 Paul

18:33 , Dom Smith

Paul hits a wild backhand straight into the tramlines for 0-30, but the a clench of the fists from the American as he watches Alcaraz’s return drop long.

At 15-40, Paul approaches the net and digs out a superb drop shot. He’s fighting for his life here.

But it proves to be in vain as Alcaraz breaks again...

Alcaraz 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 1-1 Paul

18:28 , Dom Smith

Too much spin on Paul’s forehand makes it 40-0 Alcaraz on serve.

And the winner is just too good from Alcaraz. A very welcome hold to love.

Alcaraz 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 0-1 Paul

18:25 , Dom Smith

It’s onto deuce on Paul’s service game as he goes long, but the advantage is his as Alcaraz returns the favour.

He takes the game.

Alcaraz 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 Paul

18:16 , Dom Smith

Swiped wide by Paul for 15-0 Alcaraz, and then the cutest drop shot from Alcaraz for 30-0. He’s into his groove now.

At 40-0, a rare ace and Alcaraz has the third set wrapped up.

Alcaraz 5-7, 6-4, 5-2 Paul

18:12 , Dom Smith

Paul has Alcaraz sprinting all over the court but taps over the net for 30-15, and then takes an uncontrolled swipe at the ball which lands out for 30-30, and soon it’s 30-40 and break point.

SENSATIONAL winner by Alcaraz. Brave as you like. He’s got the double break now in this third set.

Alcaraz 5-7, 6-4, 4-2 Paul

18:09 , Dom Smith

Alcaraz forgoes two game points to take his service game to deuce under little pressure, then soon enough it’s break point for Paul.

Alcaraz saves three and eventually holds, but it’s not pretty. This match has just been so tight.

Alcaraz 5-7, 6-4, 3-2 Paul

17:57 , Dom Smith

Paul is left cursing at himself as another of his slapped forehands goes long for 0-30, and Alcaraz doubles down to then earn three break points.

Surely he can’t let all three pass him by? Oh he can.

But then a glorious lob earns him a fourth. Again he can’t capitalise.

Paul holds!

Alcaraz 5-7, 6-4, 3-1 Paul


Alcaraz desperately needs to hold serve in order to stay ahead in this third set, and a big serve which Paul cannot return helps for 40-15.

Soon it’s game and Alcaraz moves 3-1 ahead in the second set. It’s not been a brilliant performance by him but he’s starting to turn the screw now.

Alcaraz 5-7, 6-4, 0-1 Paul

17:46 , Dom Smith

Horrendous miss by Paul with the American well advanced at the net and having all the time in the world to crack the ball into the court. Instead, he can only find the tramlines. And then he nets and concedes two break points at 15-40 down.

Alcaraz wastes the first but takes the second. WHAT IS THIS MATCH?

Alcaraz 5-7, 6-4, 1-1 Paul

17:42 , Dom Smith

Hold on though. You can’t take anything for granted in this barmy match, as Alcaraz snags the tape and it’s 0-30 on his serve just like that!

Immediate break back from Paul. Blimey!

Alcaraz 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 Paul

17:37 , Dom Smith

Paul is there to slap down a weak Alcaraz return and move to 40-30.

But in the blink of an eye it’s deuce and then break point Alcaraz. A thumping forehand down the line sees him take it. A break immediately.

Alcaraz 5-7, 6-4 Paul

17:31 , Dom Smith

Ace to begin with for Alcaraz, though Paul’s return is dangerously close to landing on the line.

At 40-0, three set points arrive for Alcaraz, who only needs one.

Alcaraz 5-7, 5-4 Paul

17:27 , Dom Smith

Amazing shot by Paul, who is really digging in here, to calve a winner round the net and into the corner, past Alcaraz darting the other way.

40-0 Paul.

40-15 Paul.

Game Paul.

Alcaraz 5-7, 5-3 Paul

17:24 , Dom Smith

Alcaraz takes the game and there’s a roar after the way he does so, winning a classic point in which at least three shots looked destined to be winners before Paul somehow returned them.

Finally he passes into the open court. A game away from levelling the match.

Alcaraz 5-7, 4-3 Paul

17:19 , Dom Smith

Brilliant from the defending champion, twisting into the corner to force a safe Paul return before slapping it down into the unguarded court.

That makes it 0-30, but Paul is back in business as Alcaraz nets.

But then break points for Alcaraz at 15-30, and he takes the second. Advantage Alcaraz now in the second set!

Alcaraz 5-7, 3-3 Paul

17:15 , Dom Smith

Stunning ace on the line from Alcaraz, with Paul absolutely nowhere near it. Both players, after being broken, now hold to love in strong shows of serving.

About time too.

This match could go on and on at this rate. Level pegging in the second.

Alcaraz 5-7, 2-3 Paul

17:12 , Dom Smith

Just long by Alcaraz for 30-0 Paul — the Spaniard gazing down at the turf in frustration, and Paul works to 40-0, dodging out the way of Alcaraz’s missed return to hold to love.

Important hold by the 13th seed.

Alcaraz 5-7, 2-2 Paul

17:10 , Dom Smith

Exceptional line winner on the backhand by Alcaraz moves him to 30-0 on serve. Then the return of serve is into the tape but not over from Paul.

Powerful ace gets Alcaraz over the line. He’s back level in this second set.

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Alcaraz 5-7, 1-2 Paul

17:06 , Dom Smith

Hope immediately after disappointment for Alcaraz, at 0-30, and then 0-40 for three break points.

The first is saved with a neat net approach. The second is saved as Alcaraz backhands wide. But as Paul nets, Alcaraz knows he’s back in this second set.

Alcaraz 5-7, 0-2 Paul

17:02 , Dom Smith

Alcaraz still not right and allows Paul a glimmer at 15-30, and it proves much more of a glimmer.

Soon enough, it’s 15-40, and then Alcaraz is smashing wildly into the tramlines cross-court as Paul takes the first break of the second set. He’s in control at the mo...

Alcaraz 5-7, 0-1 Paul

17:00 , Dom Smith

Paul takes the first game of the second set, on serve, adding to the good work that saw him nick that first set with a break of Alcaraz’s serve in its 12th game.

Alcaraz 5-7 Paul

16:55 , Dom Smith

Paul knows that if he wins this game he’s won the first set, but it’s easier said than done to break Alcaraz.

HOWEVER, the 21-year-old fires beyond the baseline and offers up set point to Paul. Will he take it? He does! What a winner to seal it too!

Alcaraz 5-6 Paul

16:51 , Dom Smith

Paul, I’d say, has been the more reliable player on serve in this match so far and would no doubt be gutted if he doesn’t take this first set, but he throws away a 30-0 lead to allow Alcaraz to equalise here.

But Paul takes it. Game.

Alcaraz 5-5 Paul

16:47 , Dom Smith

Alcaraz puts away a lovely cross-court volley at the net, out of Paul’s reach, and moves to 40-30 on serve.

For once, it’s a simple route to the game from there.

Alcaraz 4-5 Paul

16:41 , Dom Smith

Into the tramlines by Alcaraz for 30-0 Paul on serve, yet the defending Wimbledon champion displays brute force to climb back to 30-15.

Almost every game is going to deuce at the moment, and this one is no exception.

Both players win finely worked points once there, Paul holds. Some of the tennis being played here is outstanding.

Alcaraz 4-4 Paul

16:35 , Dom Smith

Slightly better service game by Alcaraz this — but only slightly — as he works up to 40-30 and, from there, aces his way to another hold.

It’s 4-4 now.

Alcaraz 3-4 Paul

16:29 , Dom Smith

Alcaraz has an incredible ability to reach almost every shot, but even he can’t get to that winner from Paul, who moves to 15-0.

SUPER point by Alcaraz to force Paul into the forehand mistake and claim a break point, but the tramlines are there to deny the Spaniard.

Game Paul.

Alcaraz 3-3 Paul

16:24 , Dom Smith

Something is not quite right for Alcaraz at the moment. He approaches at the net but goes long, for 15-30 Paul, but is then lucky as the No12 seed can’t keep it in court and it’s 30-30.

Then a wild slash of things by Alcaraz on the backhand which is not even close to the court. Break point!

Saved as Paul winds up a two-handed backhand but it goes wide.

Paul is pushing, with another break point. Paul slips, Alcaraz drop-shots, deuce again.

Frustration from Alcaraz as he serves up another break point by firing long, but the Spaniard slaps a two-handed backhand winner down the line to bring this long game back to deuce.

Alcaraz then wastes four game points. It’s getting ridiculous how long this game is taking to win.

Seventh deuce.

Eighth deuce.

Ninth deuce.

EVENTUALLY, Alcaraz holds.

Alcaraz 2-3 Paul

16:05 , Dom Smith

Alcaraz nets and it looks like being a relatively easy hold of serve for his American opponent. Sure enough, Paul takes the decisive point and moved 3-2 ahead — no lead on serve but the momentum with him at the moment.

Alcaraz 2-2 Paul

16:02 , Dom Smith

Hang on a minute! Paul is soon clenching his fists in jubilation as Alcaraz hands him a 0-30 advantage.

Then Alcaraz comes to the net but can only watch as Paul pummels a winner down the line and past him. 0-40!

Alcaraz nets and Paul has taken it at the first opportunity. An immediate response.

Alcaraz 2-1 Paul

15:57 , Dom Smith

It’s trouble again for Paul as a net volley lands in the tramlines, offering up break point for Alcaraz. You know the rest... he doesn’t take it.

Paul goes long and it’s another break point. This time it IS taken. The first break is Alcaraz’s.

Alcaraz 1-1 Paul

15:53 , Dom Smith

Much more controlled by Alcaraz on serve than by Paul, as the Spaniard takes his first service game to love.

Alcaraz 0-1 Paul

15:49 , Dom Smith

Alacaraz pushes the ball into the far reaches of the court, prompting Paul to swing wildly long at 15-15, then Paul goes long again.

Winner by Alcaraz just evades Paul to set up two break points, but the first is saved well before Alcaraz wastes the second.

Excellent backhand smash hands Alcaraz a third break point. Again, not taken.

Then a fourth, with the Spaniard really pushing. Saved AGAIN!

Stunning precision from Paul wins him the game. WOW!

Here we go then!

15:42 , Dom Smith

We’re about to get underway on Court 1!

Route to the last eight: Alcaraz

15:38 , Dom Smith

First round: Beat Mark Lajal (qualifier) 7-4(3), 7-5, 6-2

Second round: Beat Aleksandar Vukic 7-6(5), 6-2, 6-2

Third round: Beat Francis Tiafoe (29th seed) 5-7, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-2

Fourth round: Beat Ugo Humbert (16th seed) 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 7-5

Route to the last eight: Paul

15:34 , Dom Smith

First round: Beat Pedro Martinez 6-2, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Second round: Beat Otto Virtanen (qualifier) 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-4

Third round: Beat Alexander Bublik (23rd seed) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

Fourth round: Beat Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 7-6(4), 6-2

Game, set and match Vekic!


That’s it. Vekic has beaten Sun 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 to reach the women’s semi-finals.

Alcaraz and Paul will be next on Court 1!

New expected start time

14:58 , Dom Smith

With the battle between Vekic and Sun on Court 1 having gone to a deciding set, Alcaraz and Paul could now be waiting until 3:45pm BST before they are on court.

Day 9 so far

14:47 , Dom Smith

In a blockbuster clash on Centre Court right now, world No1 Jannik Sinner has taken the first set against fifth seed Daniil Medvedev on a tiebreak. It’s early days in the second.

And right now on Court 1, Lulu Sun, the Aussie qualifier, and Donna Vekic of Croatia are at one set all. Into a deciding set we go...

Standard Sport prediction

14:36 , Dom Smith

Tommy Paul has done well to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals, but Carlos Alcaraz is the defending champion here and favourite for this match by a long stretch.

Alcaraz will win, but he won’t have it all his own way.

Alcaraz wins in four sets.

How to watch

14:24 , Dom Smith

The match will be broadcast on BBC One and online on the BBC iPlayer after the end of Lulu Sun’s match against Donna Vekic, currently on Court 1.

Don’t go away!

Wimbledon LIVE!

14:14 , Marc Mayo

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s coverage of Carlos Alcaraz vs Tommy Paul!

It’s quarter-finals day at Wimbledon and the Spaniard is hoping to beat the 12th-seed American to help the defence of his title.

Court One is our destination today and play is expected to get underway at around about 3pm BST, after Lulu Sun and Donna Vekic have finished their women’s singles quarter-final.

Stay tuned for all the build-up, match updates and reaction!

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