French Open Tennis

Carlos Alcaraz vs Taro Daniel Prediction and Odds: French Open 2023

Carlos Alcaraz is the favorite to win the French Open. The world no. 1 will face a familiar opponent who has slim chances to be a real challenge for the Spaniard.

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Carlos Alcaraz vs Taro Daniel – Match Predictions

Carlos Alcaraz to win and total under 29.5 games

Alcaraz is on a completely different level on clay compared to Daniel. The Japanese has won a set previously against Alcaraz but that will not be the case this time around. Alcaraz will keep his foot on the gas during the entire match and will break quickly in every set which will eventually lead to his win in a match of under 29.5 games.

First set 6-8 games

Alcaraz started strong in the opening round winning the opening set without losing a game to Cobolli and he will have a similar start against Daniel as well. The Japanese will not be able to win more than two games in the opener and that will set the tone for the rest of the match.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Taro Daniel Preview

Alcaraz is just warming up for the second week of the tournament and Taro Daniel is not a player who can bring the best out of him.

Carlos Alcaraz

Alcaraz recently returned to the top of the ATP rankings and he is the main favorite to win the tournament. The 20-year-old already won 4 titles this season, lifting the trophy in Madrid, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, and Indian Wells. He has a 31-3 record for the season including 21-2 on clay. His only two losses on clay this season came against Cameron Norrie in Rio and Fabian Maroszan in Rome. In the opening round of the tournament, Alcaraz defeated Flavio Cobolli by 6-0, 6-2, 7-5. Last year at the French Open, Alcaraz made it to the quarterfinal losing to Alexander Zverev.

Taro Daniel

Daniel is having a solid season with a 19-14 record including 5-6 on clay. The Japanese is currently 112th in the ATP rankings, much lower than his career-high 64th place. The 30-year-old is coming off a dominant performance in the opening round defeating Christopher O’Connell 6-0, 6-2, 6-4. His best results this season came in Acapulco where he reached the quarterfinal losing to Alex De Minaur and the following week he reached the third round in Indian Wells. This is the first time since 2017 for Daniel to make it to the second round of the French Open.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Taro Daniel Head to Head

This will be the second match between these two players. Alcaraz won the first one 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 in Oeiras in 2021.

French Open Draw
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Carlos Alcaraz vs Taro Daniel Match Details

  • When will this match start? This match is scheduled for May 31st.
  • What is the prize money for Roland Garros in 2023? Both the Men’s and Women’s Singles French Open champions will be awarded €2.3 million each as their winning prize.
  • Who are the top seeds of the French OpenIn the men’s singles event, Carlos Alcaraz holds the position of the top seed.

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