5 sensational Carlos Alcaraz stats after he survives scare in Frances Tiafoe Wimbledon thriller

Ewan West
Carlos Alcaraz reacts at Wimbledon in 2024
Carlos Alcaraz reacts at Wimbledon in 2024

Carlos Alcaraz came from two sets to one down to overcome Frances Tiafoe in a thrilling five-set third round contest at the 2024 Wimbledon Championships. 

The world No 3 survived a serious scare to prevail 5-7, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-2 on Centre Court at the All England Club to keep his title defence on track.

The 21-year-old Spaniard looked in real danger when serving at 4-4, 0-30 in the fourth set, but he held firm and found a stunning level to close out the match.

In his on-court interview, Alcaraz said: “Obviously it’s a big challenge playing Frances. As I said many times, he’s a really talented player. Tough to face.

“He showed it once again that he deserves to be at the top. He deserves to fight for big things. It was really difficult for me to adapt my game and find solutions and try to put him in trouble. Happy to do it at the end of the match.”

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Here, we look at five impressive Alcaraz statistics after he progressed to the fourth round at Wimbledon.

12-1 in five-set matches

With Alcaraz’s triumph over the 26-year-old American, he has improved his record in five-set matches to an astonishing 12-1.

The Spaniard has equalled tennis legend Mats Wilander for the most victories by a player in their first 13 five-set Grand Slam matches in the Open Era.

14-2 record at Wimbledon

The three-time Grand Slam champion has now taken his record at Wimbledon to a superb 14-2 in what is his fourth appearance at the tournament.

Alcaraz reached the second round on his debut in 2021, the fourth round in 2022, before his triumph last year.

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10+ straight wins at multiple Grand Slams

Alcaraz’s win over Tiafoe was his 10th in a row at Wimbledon and he has become the third-youngest man in the Open Era to have winning streaks of 10 or more matches at two different Majors.

The Spaniard won 12 successive matches at the US Open from 2022 to 2023. Swedish greats Bjorn Borg and Wilander are the only players to achieve this feat at a younger age.

Ninth consecutive Grand Slam 4R appearance

With his progress to the last 16 at Wimbledon, Alcaraz has now made the fourth round at nine consecutive Grand Slam events and 10 in his career overall.

The 21-year-old’s run started at the 2022 French Open, where he reached the quarter-finals. He has made the semi-finals or better in five of his last six Majors.

Improves Grand Slam record to 55-10

In his 14th Grand Slam main draw appearance, Alcaraz has improved his overall match record at Major tournaments to a terrific 55-10 (84.6%). He could take his record to 59-10 if he wins four more matches to defend his Wimbledon crown.

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