Carlos Alcaraz wows the crowd in New York with impressive tennis racket trick at US Open

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Carlos Alcaraz wows the crowd in New York with impressive tennis racket trick at US Open

  • The top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz disposed of Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-2 6-4 
  • Alcaraz is now just two wins away from winning back-to-back US Open titles 
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Spanish phenom Carlos Alcaraz is used to thrilling crowds – usually with a racket when a a ball is involved, just not this time. 

During his quarterfinal match vs. Alexander Zverev, Alcaraz started to spin and juggle his racket in a mesmerizing sequence as he waited for the German to return from a medical timeout.

So much so, the US Open’s official X (formerly Twitter) account posted the clip alongside a caption; ‘the man can do it all.’

Carlos Alcaraz took time to wow the crowd with his juggling skills during Wednesday's game

Carlos Alcaraz took time to wow the crowd with his juggling skills during Wednesday’s game

The sensational Spaniard had to battle but eventually proved too good for Alexander Zverev

The sensational Spaniard had to battle but eventually proved too good for Alexander Zverev

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X users were awestruck by Alcaraz's party trick - what is ultimately part of usual repertoire

X users were awestruck by Alcaraz’s party trick – what is ultimately part of usual repertoire

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The party trick is something of an Alcaraz specialty and while it may have a previously unseen moment for casual fans, it is something he has done often throughout his burgeoning career. 

As one may expect, there were a multitude of reactions in awe of the sublime Spaniard. 

‘I juggle my racket just like that in my dreams,’ ESPN Ocho analyst Pepper Brooks tweeted. 

‘If I practiced for 100 years I still couldn’t do this,’ one user wrote. While another added; ‘I believe he could play tennis with his eyes closed.’ 

Alcaraz pushed aside Zverev 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 and moved a step closer to becoming the first man to win consecutive titles at Flushing Meadows since Roger Federer collected five in a row from 2004-08. 

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With the win in the late hours of Wednesday, the 20-year-old improved to 24-1 in his past four major tournaments.

After the championship in New York 12 months ago, he sat out the Australian Open with a leg injury, made it to the semifinals of the French Open before cramping up in a loss to Novak Djokovic, and added the Wimbledon trophy by beating Djokovic in the final, before the run over these two weeks. 

Alcaraz faces No. 3 seed Daniil Medvedev in the semifinal Friday, the winner will play the victor of Djokovic-Ben Shelton, who play on the same day. 

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