Carlos Alcaraz has become the youngest male quarter-finalist at the US Open since 1963. The 18-year-old from Spain reached the final eight at Flushing Meadows by beating qualifier Peter Gojowczyk of Germany 5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 6-0 on Sunday. Alcaraz also becomes the youngest men’s quarter-finalist at any grand slam tournament since Michael Chang, who was also 18 when he reached the last eight at the 1990 French Open.
Meanwhile, Dutch qualifier Botic van de Zandschulp booked his place in the quarter-finals with victory over Diego Schwartzman. The Dutchman had never previously been past the second round of a grand slam – and this year’s US Open is the first time he has even been to America.