French Open Tennis

Alexei Popyrin vs Aslan Karatsev Prediction and Odds: French Open 2023

The first-round clash between Alexei Popyrin and Aslan Karatsev promises to be an exhilarating battle at the French Open 2023. Both players possess explosive shot-making abilities but have fallen on hard times recently, making their clash on the Parisian clay captivating for tennis fans worldwide. Read our ATP French Open predictions in this article.

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Alexei Popyrin vs Aslan Karatsev – Match Predictions

Alexei Popyrin to Win

Alexei Popyrin’s track record in major tournaments this year, including his strong showing at the Australian Open, showcases his ability to compete at the highest level. While Karatsev has faced a decline and had to go through the qualifying stages, Popyrin has been steadily improving and gaining momentum. With his past success against tough opponents and Karatsev’s struggles at the French Open, where he was knocked out in the first round in the last two events, Popyrin has the tools to navigate through this match and emerge as the victor, continuing his upward trajectory in the professional circuit.

3-1 to Alexei Popyrin

Given Karatsev’s recent poor form and overall struggles at French Open make him vulnerable and we believe Popyrin is poised to claim a convincing victory. While his rival has struggled, the Australian has delivered strong performances in major tournaments, making a notable run at the 2023 Australian Open that demonstrated his ability to excel on the big stage. Expect Popyrin to showcase his skills and capitalize on Karatsev’s weaknesses to emerge triumphant. He will get scratched in the duel but given the circumstances, Popyrin is well-equipped to dominate this encounter and secure a 3-1 victory.

Alexei Popyrin vs Aslan Karatsev Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the French Open.

Alexei Popyrin

Alexei Popyrin has displayed strong performances throughout the year, including a notable showing at the Australian Open where he reached the third round after defeating higher-profile players. In 2017, he claimed the Boys’ French Open title but has struggled to replicate that success at the professional level. With only one main draw victory at the French Open and early exits in three out of his last four appearances, Popyrin will be aiming to improve his performance on this stage and make a deeper run in the tournament.

Aslan Karatsev

It has been a troubling year for Aslan Karatsev. He was a seeded player in the last edition of the Roland Garros last time out but has faced a decline in his ranking over the past year. Despite this, he showcased his skills in the qualifying stages of the French Open, securing a spot in the main draw with straight-set victories. Moreover, he also reached the semifinals in Pune and Madrid Masters. Despite his change in fortunes, he will be wary at the French Open, where he has encountered difficulties in finding success in previous years, facing early exits in both 2021 and 2022.

Alexei Popyrin vs Aslan Karatsev Head to Head

This is the second meeting between Popyrin and Karatsev on the ATP tour, the Russian triumphing in familiar surroundings in the 2020 Astana Open.

Alexei Popyrin vs Aslan Karatsev Match Details

Roland Garros

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