US Open semi-finals don’t get much more exciting than this with Carlos Alcaraz and Frances Tiafoe to face off for a spot in the decider.
Neither have reached a Grand Slam final to date and loom as two talents set to entertain for years to come.
Spaniard Alcaraz arrived at Flushing Meadows as the third-seed and backed that up with impressive five-set wins against Marin Cilic and Jannik Sinner.
American Tiafoe has had an even more memorable run, beating Rafael Nadal in the round of 16 before sweeping past Andrey Rublev in straight sets in the quarter-finals.
The Sporting News will be following the semi-final match live with live scores updates, highlights and commentary provided below.
Carlos Alcaraz vs. Frances Tiafoe live score
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Carlos Alcaraz vs. Frances Tiafoe live blog, updates, highlights
First set, Tiafoe holds 5-4: Alcaraz is playing some incredible tennis. High risk. He gets 15-30 up and then has an air-swing at a Tiafoe serve. The American then gets a let cord to go 40-30 up. He holds but he is definitely under more pressure on his service games.
First set: STAT – Alcaraz has only lost four points on his service in four holds so far.
First set, Alcaraz holds 4-4: It’s a fairly even match so far. The winner of this set will be a massive moment. Tiafoe attacked early to win the first point but Alcaraz comfortably rolls off the net four points.
First set, Tiafoe holds 4-3: Alcaraz gets 0-30 up. Tiafoe composes himself to serve an ace. Alcaraz earns two break points but Tiafoe saves both, with the second on his second serve. The American then closes the game out in the first deuce. Impressive steel there.
First set, Alcaraz holds 3-3: Tiafoe nabs the first point but then Alcaraz strikes the line once again and reels off four consecutive points to hold.
Alcaraz closes it at the net with another on-point volley. pic.twitter.com/yBIOc1xbmb
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 10, 2022
First set, Tiafoe holds 3-2: But the American puts his own display of quality hitting in his service game. He looks calm as well. Tiafoe holds to 15.
First set, Alcaraz holds 2-2: Some huge hitting in this match so far. You just know there is going to be some unbelievable tennis. Alcaraz hitting the lines too. He holds to love.
First set, Tiafoe holds 2-1: Comfortable hold for Tiafoe. Alcaraz going for his shots early. No nerves apparent from either player.
First set, Alcaraz holds 1-1: The teenager was 15-30 down but works his way out of it. Some promising striking in this match early.
First set, Tiafoe holds 1-0: Alcaraz attacks Tiafoe’s second serve early. But the American manages to hold after one deuce. The crowd is behind him.
First set: We are underway at Arthur Ashe Stadium with Tiafoe serving.
Pre-match: Both players have made their way on to court. It’s 7:28pm local time and we should get underway in about 10 minutes.
Pre-match: The winner of today’s match will meet Casper Ruud in Sunday’s final. If Carlos Alcaraz progresses, the final will also be a shootout to see who becomes world No.1.
Pre-match: The crowd is filling up here at Arthur Ashe Stadium. It’s 7:17pm local time and the players aren’t on court yet.
Pre-match: Not sure who to back in this match? Check out our preview with betting odds and form for both players.
Pre-match: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of what looms to be an epic US Open semi-final clash between Carlo Alcaraz and France Tiafoe.
Carlos Alcaraz vs. Frances Tiafoe head-to-head results
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What time does Carlos Alcaraz vs. Frances Tiafoe start?
The US Open semi-final between Carlos Alcaraz and France Tiafoe will be played on September 9 and is expected to start at 19:00 (local time).
The match will follow on from the other semi-final between Casper Ruud and Karen Khachanov so could be delayed as a result.
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How to watch Carlos Alcaraz vs. Frances Tiafoe
US Open matches will be carried by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPN+ and Tennis Channel. Matches can be streamed on ESPN+, the ESPN app and fuboTV – which offers a free trial.
TSN will carry matches in Canada, with TSN.ca and the TSN App providing live streaming options.
Amazon Prime customers in the UK can watch the action on Prime Video for no additional fees.
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If you just want Prime Video, that costs £5.99 a month and will also provide live coverage, highlights and analysis throughout the tournament.
Channel Nine have the broadcast rights for the US Open in 2022 with this match to be shown live and free on 9Gem.
The US Open will also be streamed on both 9Now and Stan Sport in Australia.