Carlos Alcaraz has proven there’s little he can’t do on the court.
And now, that includes some serious racket skills that look straight out of a carnival or three-ring circus.
During his 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the U.S. Open quarterfinals on Wednesday night, the No. 1 seed from Spain just casually twirled his racket mid-air at least 15 times in between games.
Completely composed and without letting his racket hit the blue surface at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the 20-year-old superstar didn’t seem the least bit fazed during the Grand Slam match.
And true to how he’s performed all tournament, Alcaraz handily took the first two sets from Zverev, 6-3 and 6-2.
Alcaraz has had plenty of fun in Flushing, even if that’s frustrated his opponents at times.
In his third-round match against No. 26 seed Dan Evans on Saturday, Alcaraz hit a number of unbelievable shots that baffled the Brit.
After at least two extended volleys that Alcaraz wound up winning points on, Evans tossed his racket in a combination of anger and disbelief.
“We play to make the people happy, as well, to entertain them and try to make the match fun,” Alcaraz said after that match.
“It’s great to have those kind of points, as well, and to feel the energy that they enjoy.”
And during his first-round win over Dominik Koepfer on Aug. 29, Alcaraz was so overjoyed that he broke out into song.
With two-time Latin Grammy winner Sebastian Yatra in the crowd for the match, Alcaraz did his best to sing the hit tune “VAGABUNDO.”
As Alcaraz looks to win his second straight U.S. Open title, it’s a true wonder what he will do next on the court to wow the Queens crowd.