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Top-seed Carlos Alcaraz takes on the up-and-coming Arthur Fils in the opening round of the Queen’s Club Championships. Alcaraz, still searching for his footing on this surface, faces a tough challenge against Fils, who has already made impressive strides in his inaugural grass season. Expect an intriguing battle as both players aim to make their mark on the lush green courts of London. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
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Carlos Alcaraz vs Arthur Fils – Match Predictions
Over 20.5 Games
Alcaraz is making his debut in the Queen’s Club after his Roland Garros semi-final defeat to eventual winner Novak Djokovic. It remains to be seen whether he has overcome the cramping problems he faced in his defeat to the Serbian. This is not his favourite surface to play as it became evident in last year’s campaign with defeats to Jannik Sinner, Frances Tiafoe and Casper Ruud. Fils will fancy his chances after impressing at Hertogenbosch. While Alcaraz is rightfully the favoured opponent, his French rival can stretch the game. Based on this we believe we will have to go past 20.5 games to see a result.
2-0 to Carlos Alcaraz
Although the Spaniard has struggled on the greens, it is difficult to root against him. He had problems with cramping at Miami Open and triumphed in Barcelona and Madrid Masters to give a warning shot to his rivals. Even if he is not at his best, he will be a tough nut to crack by the inexperienced Fils. The 18-year-old was found wanting by Adrian Mannarino in the Netherlands and only got past Alexei Popyrin in three sets, triumphing on two breaks. Alcaraz should start of his adventures on grass with a 2-0 win against Fils but it will not be an easy battle.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Arthur Fils Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Queen’s Club Championships.
The young Spaniard has made waves with his exceptional skills on clay and hard courts. His dominance during the clay season showcased his talent and determination. However, Alcaraz has yet to prove his mettle on grass and he faces a different type of challenge as he transitions to the green surface. It does not come naturally to him and given his cramping issue in the French Open semi-final, he will be advised to piece together an effective strategy with Wimbledon right around the corner.
The promising Frenchman has broken into the top 100 and taking the tour by storm. With victories over strong opponents, Fils has shown great potential. The clay court campaign was his coming out party and observers will be seeking more of the same on the grass court swing. Fils has already achieved notable success, qualifying for main draws in the Netherlands and impressing with his adaptability on this challenging surface. As he takes on top-seed, Fils will aim to continue his upward trajectory and cause problems for his more experienced opponent on the grass courts of the Queen’s Club Championships.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Arthur Fils Head to Head
This is the first meeting between Alcaraz and Fils on the ATP tour.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Arthur Fils Match Details
- What is the prize money for Queen’s Club Championships in 2023? The total prize money for the 2023 edition stands at €2,195,175.
- Who is the top seed of the Queen’s Club Championships? Carlos Alcaraz is the top seed at Queen’s Club Championships.
- Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is Queen’s Club.
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