Carlos Alcaraz comments on destroying Karen Khachanov in Hamburg

World No. 6 Carlos Alcaraz delivered a brutal performance in the Hamburg quarterfinal as he destroyed Karen Khachanov 6-0 6-2. 

Alcaraz, the top-seeded player in the Hamburg main draw, got off to an impressive start as he bageled Khachanov in the first set. 

After getting crushed in the first set, Khachanov actually got off to a solid start to the second set as he served out his opening two service games and led 2-1 after the first three games. 

Then, Alcaraz went on another stunning run as he won the following five games and completed a straight-set win in style. 

“I played unbelievable today, probably one of my best matches this year,” Alcaraz said, per the ATP website. “I’m pretty happy with the performance that I’m playing in this tournament. Yesterday was amazing as well. I’m training every day to be solid and at the same time to be aggressive. That is my game.”

Alcaraz having quite a debut in Hamburg

Alcaraz, 19, is playing on the clay courts of Hamburg for the first time in his career. 

Alcaraz is coached by Spanish tennis legend Juan Carlos Ferrero, who reached the Hamburg final in 2001. 

21 years later, Ferrero is again in Hamburg but this time in the role of a coach. 

“I will try to do my best in the semi-finals to be able to do the same result as Juan Carlos, and of course trying to fight into the final,” he said. “Of course to beat Juan Carlos, to try to win this tournament means a lot. If I win this tournament, I will make jokes to him that I am better than him. It would be amazing.”

In the Hamburg semifinal, Alcaraz Alex Molcan, who progressed into the semifinal after a Borna Coric retirement.

Alcaraz has won four titles this year and he is now two wins away from winning his fifth title of the season.