French Open Tennis

Carlos Alcaraz vs Denis Shapovalov Prediction and Odds: French Open 2023

Top seed, Carlos Alcaraz, is set to clash with Denis Shapovalov in the third round of Roland Garros. Which way will this match swing? Read through my tennis predictions today for this match here.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Alcaraz vs Shapovalov – Match Predictions

As the world number one and highest of the French Open seeds, Carlos Alcaraz is the heavy favourite to get the win in this match. But interestingly, the young Spaniard has never played Denis Shapovalov before. Therefore, we don’t have much history to work with when creating any predictions.

Predictions French Open

Nevertheless, based on recent form and results in the French Open so far, I believe that the following markets provide the best value.

Alcaraz to Win 3-0

The odds are very low on Carlos Alcaraz to simply beat Denis Shapovalov in this match. Because of that, it is rather pointless to simply pick Alcaraz to win through the moneyline market. Instead, you can get much better value if you decide to wager on Alcaraz to win in straight sets. Naturally, based on his clay court prowess and general abilities, I believe this is very possible.

Under 28.5 Games

Assuming Carlos Alcaraz can get the job done in straight sets, the next logical prediction is that the match will have fewer than 28.5 games. This market can be somewhat tricky, however, as one tight set can make things quite uncertain. But if Carlos Alcaraz plays anywhere near his best tennis, I feel that he will have enough to beat the Canadian quite comfortably. 

Alcaraz vs Shapovalov Preview

Wondering how these guys match up ahead of this clash? Let’s move beyond the predictions now and focus on the facts.

Carlos Alcaraz Preview

Everybody knows that Carlos Alcaraz is going to be the next big thing in men’s tennis. Furthermore, as the world number one, he is the man to beat in Paris. At the same time, he is in fairly good form given that he won several clay court titles during the build-up to Roland Garros. This is quite a contrast from what you will see from his opponent below.

Denis Shapovalov Preview

To avoid confusion, I don’t believe that Denis Shapovalov has zero chance in this match. But given that he is a very attacking player, he can be quite erratic at times. In addition, Shapovalov has already played two very tight matches to reach the third round. His first round was played over the course of five sets, and his second round went four sets. So because of that, it’s likely that he will struggle physically against the Spaniard.

Alcaraz vs Shapovalov Head to Head

As mentioned slightly earlier, these two have never competed on the ATP tour against each other. With that said, Carlos Alcaraz is ranked number one in the world, whereas Denis Shapovalov is ranked 32 in the world. So there is clearly quite a difference in level between these two guys. 

Alcaraz vs Shapovalov Match Details

  • Match Schedule – June 2nd, 11:00 GMT
  • Venue – Paris, France
  • Viewing Options – Discovery+ / Eurosport 1 & 2

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