With No. 2 In His Sights

The Spaniard could move past Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev to No

4 in the Pepperstone ATP Live RankingsĀ but is less than 600 points shy of the second spot

Alcaraz showed great resilience against Cilic on centre court, rebounding strongly after missing out on two set

I had to be really focussed on the match," Alcaraz said after his victory

I knew that I was going to have my chances to break his big serve

The 19-year-old was controlling the rallies and did not drop a point on first serve until he

Rising to the occasion, Alcaraz got back on the attack to win eight straight points and wrestle

"Obviously these kind of things can happen in really close moments," he said of the serving hiccup

In set two, Alcaraz consolidated an early love break by saving a pair of break points at 2

Alcaraz wrapped up a strong serving performance with eight aces and an 83 per cent win rate on

The Croatian finished with 27 unforced errors as he was forced to press the issue to stay in

The Spaniard will next face ninth seed Cameron Norrie, who ended the dream debut of Ben Shelton

He is the only player with multiple Masters 1000 titles in 2022