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Alcaraz overcomes slump to reach Wimbledon quarter-finals

Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz faced a tough challenge but ultimately secured a place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals by defeating Ugo Humbert of France in four sets on Sunday. Despite a mid-match slump, Alcaraz managed to maintain his course for a potential fourth Grand Slam title.

The Spanish world number three won 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 against the 16th-ranked Humbert, marking his ninth appearance in a major quarter-final out of just 14 tournaments. Alcaraz, however, struggled through moments of inconsistency, dropping serve five times and making 33 unforced errors.

Reflecting on his performance, Alcaraz acknowledged the challenge of playing against left-handed players, a difficulty he had recently experienced at Queen’s. Despite this, he felt he played at a high level and emphasized his determination to fight for every point on court.

In the match, Alcaraz dominated the first two sets but faced a formidable comeback from Humbert in the third set, during which he lost focus. The Spaniard managed to recover in the fourth set, securing a crucial service break late in the match to clinch victory.

Looking ahead, Alcaraz now awaits the winner between American Tommy Paul and compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut for his quarter-final match at Wimbledon.

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