The Spaniard suffered to win 3-6, 7-6 (2) and 7-6 (3) and will face Tommy Paul, his executioner in this tournament last season.

It was difficult to start and it was even more difficult to close. He had six match points. And it was in the seventh when Carlos Alcaraz managed to seal the match against a Hubert Hurkacz who presented himself as the first major obstacle for the Spaniard on his way to the title in this Masters 1000 in Canada. The one that would ensure the top of the ranking before the US Open.

Cold in the early stages of the game, lacking in rhythm as in the previous morning. The beginnings are hard for him and, nevertheless, Alcaraz knew how to recover. He didn't do it in the first set, but he did in the second. In both he let his service go too soon. The first was unable to reverse it, but the second reacted to the moment.