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Top seeds Alcaraz, Norrie advance to semis at Argentina Open

ATP 250 Argentina Open 2023 - Quarter Finals

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - FEBRUARY 17: Carlos Alcaraz of Spain plays a backhand in the Quarter Finals singles match against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia during day three of the ATP 250 Argentina Open 2023 at Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club on February 17, 2023 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The top two seeds advanced to the semifinals of the Argentina Open.

Top-seeded and second-ranked Carlos Alcaraz beat Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-4, 6-2 at the clay court event. The Spaniard struggled in the first set and cruised to victory in the second on the strength of several winners.

“My second match of the year, I am happy and looking forward for the next ones,” Alcaraz said.

The 19-year-old Alcaraz will face the winner of the match between Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo and Spain’s Bernabe Zapata Miralles.

Second-seeded Cameron Norrie of Great Britain reached the semifinal by beating local favorite Tomas Martin Etcheverry 5-7, 6-0, 6-3. He’ll take on Peru’s Juan Pablo Varillas, who eliminated third-seeded Lorenzo Musetti 6-4, 6-4.