French Open Tennis

Carlos Alcaraz vs Novak Djokovic Prediction and Odds: French Open 2023

In a battle of giants, Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic face off in the semifinals of the French Open 2023. Alcaraz’s remarkable progress and current exceptional form make him a force to be reckoned with. However, Djokovic’s renowned ability to elevate his performance in slams adds a thrilling element to this showdown. Read our ATP French Open predictions in this article.

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Carlos Alcaraz vs Novak Djokovic – Match Predictions

Novak Djokovic to Win

Alcaraz enters the match as the favourite after defeating Djokovic in their previous encounter in the 2022 Madrid Masters. However, there was not much to differentiate between the two with the scoreboard reading 7-6, 5-7 and 6-7. Like Djokovic, the Spaniard has only dropped one set in his race to the semi-final. While the Serbian has maintained a flawless record in tie-breakers, the same cannot be said about Alcaraz. Moreover, given Djokovic’s pedigree to stand up to the occasion and with the record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam on the cards, it is difficult to put money against him. Based on this, it is highly likely that he will come out on top in this showdown against Alcaraz.

Over 37.5 Total Games

Given the competitiveness and calibre of players involved, as well as their recent performances, this French Open semifinal clash should likely surpass 37.5 games. Both Alcaraz and Djokovic have demonstrated exceptional mental and physical resilience throughout the tournament, displaying their ability to fight back from difficult situations and prolong matches. Additionally, their previous encounter provides evidence of a closely contested match, with the sets ending 7-6, 5-7, and 6-7 in favour of Alcaraz. Both players were evenly matched and pushed each other to the limit in an intense battle. Considering the competitive nature of their previous meeting and their current form, it is reasonable to expect another closely-fought match between the two with the total number of games played exceeding 37.5.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Novak Djokovic Preview

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

Carlos Alcaraz

After winning the US Open last year, Alcaraz became the world number #1, but some question his ranking because he hasn’t faced challenges from Djokovic due to limited playing opportunities. The semifinal clash against Djokovic gives Alcaraz a chance to prove himself and remove any doubts. He has been dominating his opponents at the French Open and this could pose a challenge for him in the upcoming semifinal against Novak Djokovic, as he hasn’t faced significant on-court challenges. The 20-year-old will fancy his chances as he is in great physical condition and has not had any fitness concerns since returning from an injury break earlier this year.

Novak Djokovic

The Serbian ace faces a crucial match against Alcaraz at the French Open 2023. In the quarterfinal match against Karen Khachanov, Novak Djokovic dropped his first set of the tournament but found his rhythm as the match progressed. The 36-year-old’s ability to deliver flawless shots and points during critical moments has been a standout feature in this campaign, as seen in his perfect record of 5-0 in tiebreakers with no unforced errors. With only three semifinal defeats throughout the past decade, Djokovic has established himself as the player to beat in Grand Slams. Ready to fight until the very end, he has the opportunity to surpass the record for the most Slam titles and will be determined to go the distance and give his all in this highly anticipated semifinal clash.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Novak Djokovic Head to Head

Alcaraz holds a 1-0 advantage in head-to-head matches against Djokovic. He got the better of the Serbian in their Madrid Masters semi-final meeting last year, triumphing 2-1 in a 3hr 38-minute marathon affair.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Novak Djokovic Match Details

French Open 2023

  • When will this match start? The match between Alcaraz and Djokovic is scheduled to begin on June 9th, with a 13:45 GMT start time.
  • What is the prize money for Roland Garros in 2023? The prize money for the 2023 Roland Garros tournament is set at an impressive total of €43.9 million.
  • Where can I watch French Open 2023 in the UK? Fans in the United Kingdom can catch all the action of the French Open 2023 by tuning in to Eurosport, which will be broadcasting the matches live.

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