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Alcaraz ousted, Sinner withdraws at Madrid Open; Sabalenka wins

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Alcaraz ousted, Sinner withdraws at Madrid Open; Sabalenka wins

Carlos Alcaraz was ousted, Jannik Sinner withdrew from the Madrid Open, while Aryna Sabalenka reached the semifinals on Wednesday.

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ALCARAZ OUSTED IN MADRID OPEN QUARTERFINALS AS RUBLEV ADVANCES

Alcaraz wasted a split start after yielding a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 loss to Andrey Rublev in their quarterfinal match.

The world No.3 felt discomfort from his injured arm, which he barely managed in his three-set victory over Jan-Lennard Struff on Tuesday.

“I mean, playing three hours yesterday (against Struff), I knew that I’m going to feel something or I’m going to think about it even more,” Alcaraz said.

“Playing someone like Rublev that I couldn’t push him to the limit in every point is tough,” he added.

Despite his arm injury, the Spaniard vowed to play in Rome to continue his preparation for the French Open.

“I’m going to go to Rone. I’m going to work to be close to 100% or in a good way to play Rome, but I’m going to decide these days,” Alcaraz said.

JANNIK SINNER WITHDRAWS IN MADRID DUE TO HIP INJURY

Jannik Sinner was forced to withdraw his campaign in Madrid due to a lingering hip injury.

The top seed was scheduled to face Felix Auger-Aliassime in the quarterfinals on Thursday before he made the decision.

“My hip has been bothering me this week and has slowly been getting more painful,” Sinner said on social media.

“Taking the advice from the doctors, we decided it’s best not to play further and make it worse,” he added.

Sinner beat Karen Khachanov in the fourth round on Tuesday.

The Italian, like Alcaraz, is still expected to play in Rome before the French Open.

SABALENKA OUSTS ANDREEVA TO REACH MADRID OPEN SEMIS

Sabalenka, meanwhile, ousted teenager Mirra Andreeva, 6-1, 6-4, to advance to the women’s semifinals.

The No.2 seed never faced a breakpoint to notch her 10th-straight victory in Madrid as she tries to match Petra Kvitova’s three titles in the Spanish capital.

Sabalenka next plays No.4 seed Elena Rybakina, who defeated Yulia Putintseva, 4-6, 7-6(4), 7-5.

Rybakina saved two match points while trailing 5-2 in the third set to fashion out the victory and raise her record to 30-4 this season.

The 2022 Wimbledon champion also trailed by an early break in the set before staging a comeback to win eight matches in a row.

Rybakina is attempting to advance to her sixth final this year.

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