Carlos Alcaraz will face Casper Ruud for the US Open title and world number one rankings after beating Frances Tiafoe in another five-set classic and reaching his maiden Grand Slam final.
The 19-year-old is the youngest man to reach a Slam final since compatriot Rafael Nadal won his first French Open title in 2005.
Comparisons between the compatriots are inevitable and Alcaraz, who had struggled by five sets past 2am in his last two games, showed similar mental and physical endurance to Nadal’s recovery and American Tiafoe with 6-7 (6) 6 -3 6-beat. 1 6-7 (5) 6-3.
It was a breakthrough tournament for 24-year-old Tiafoe, who defeated Nadal in the fourth round for the biggest win of his career before becoming the first American to make the last four in New York in 16 years and the first black American man since Arthur Ashe in 1972.
But it’s third-seeded Alcaraz who will advance to the final to face Norway’s Ruud, with both men knowing a win would take them to the top of the rankings – Alcaraz as the youngest man ever.
Here’s everything you need to know.
When is the US Open men’s final?
Casper Ruud vs Carlos Alcaraz will start just after 21:00 CET today, Sunday 11 September.
How can I watch the US Open men’s final?
The US Open will be broadcast live on Amazon Prime in the UK, with all matches from the tournament available to stream on Prime Video, available on smart TVs and the Prime Video app, as well as online. If you’re not a subscriber to Amazon Prime Video, get started a free 30-day trial here.
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