Where do we start after what proved to be an incredible evening of tennis in Miami?!
Carlos Alcaraz made it through to his first ever Masters Semi-Final, narrowly defeating Miomir Kecmanovic in three thrilling sets of tennis 6-7 (5) 6-3 7-6 (5).
Alcaraz, who was outside the top 100 and playing a challenger in Portugal just ten months ago, now looks every bit a top ten ATP player and showed every aspect of his game to defeat Kecmanovic.
This was no easy task though, as the Serbian tennis 22-year old has also been in incredible form, after reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open earlier this year. His consistent brand of tennis, mixed in with power, accuracy and great court movement made this an even affair and really brought out the best in his opponent.
Carlitos it was though who made the crowd come to life time and time again with his never say die attitude and quite exemplary and diverse arsenal of shots, the crowd for not the first time in his career, believed that they were watching the emergence of a future great of the sport.
Going into the final set tie break the Spaniard had over fifty winners to his name, to Miomir's eighteen, but this was what made the match so enjoyable to watch. The difference in playing styles really suited each other and made for one of the best tennis matches of the year so far.
The agility of Alcaraz seems it has no bounds and this was confirmed in emphatic fashion in the final point of the match, after a drop shot from Kecmanovic saw Carlos sprint from the back of the court to slide, just reaching the ball, and placing a perfect shot past his opponent at the net into the bottom corner of the court. Truly inspirational.
If you didn't get a chance to watch this match then I highly recommend you go back and do so, especially the tennis fans who are in fear of the end of the Big 3 era, this will definitely put your mind at ease.
Carlos Alcaraz will now face last year's Miami Open champion in the semi final, Hubert Hurkacz, who defeated a worn out Medvedev in straight sets. Can Carlitos push the reigning king in Miami from his throne? We will find out very soon!