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|Carlos Alcaraz’s next match and odds
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Alcaraz was left licking his wounds in the ATP Finals semi-final by Novak Djokovic. He had no answer to the great Serb’s game and did not put up a fight, losing in straight sets. Carlitos will have the chance to redeem himself at Melbourne Park but has a tough task on his hands as the second seed.
While he has impressed in each of the other slam events, claiming titles at Flushing Meadows and Wimbledon, in that order, and reaching the semi-finals at Roland Garros, the Australian Open has been a difficult beast to tame. The 20-year-old missed the event due to injury last time around and the previous year could only get to the third round before exiting.
Carlos Alcaraz’s next match – Australian Open quarter-final vs Alexander Zverev
Alcaraz enters the Australian Open quarterfinals with a resounding victory over Miomir Kecmanovic in the previous round, delivering a bagel in the third set and showcasing a dominant performance. The young Spaniard has now completed a Grand Slam set by reaching the quarterfinals in Melbourne, marking a significant milestone in his burgeoning career.
His upcoming opponent, Alexander Zverev, had a challenging 2023 season marked by his return from injury and efforts to reach his previous best level. Despite facing fitness and form concerns, the German made commendable progress, reaching the quarterfinals in two Grand Slam tournaments and breaking a nine-match losing streak against top-10 players.
The head-to-head stands at 4-3 in Zverev’s favour, with both players having secured a victory each in Grand Slam tournaments. As they prepare to face each other in the quarterfinals, the stage is set for an intriguing battle between Alcaraz’s rising prowess and Zverev’s experience and pedigree in major tournaments.
Carlos Alcaraz’s 2023 campaign
It has been a sensational year for Alcaraz on the court. Despite a late start due to injury, he has continued to pile on victories and silverware success. His team has also limited his tournament appearances, he has gone deep in each and every competition he has participated in.
It all began in Buenos Aires, where he eased his to the finals and triumphed over Cameron Norrie in straight sets. In his next outing in Rio de Janeiro, the British ace exacted revenge after an epic three-setter. Alcaraz took the lead but could not stop the resurgent Norrie from taking the next two sets.
He continued his form in Indian Wells. After overcoming Felix Auger-Aliassima in the quarter-final and semi-final against Jannik Sinner, Alcaraz made little work of an in-form Daniil Medvedev. Like in South America, one of his victims stood tall and ended his dreams of the Sunshine Double. Sinner’s task was not easy as he overcame the world number 1 in a three-set battle.
What followed next was one epic performance after another. Alcaraz defended his Barcelona Open title with ease, none of his rivals able to take a set off him. In the Madrid Masters, he romped to title success but not without hiccups. Only Emil Ruusuvuori and Jan-Lennard Struff, his rivals at the start and conclusion of the campaign in the Spanish capital, managed to take a set off him.
In Rome he struggled to give his best, seeing his campaign come to an end at the quarter-final stage. It was an indication of what was to come as Djokovic eased past him in the French Open semi-finals. He suspect physical conditioning came to the fore and the Serbian ace did not let up.
Not to have the clay court results keep him down, the 20-year-old was focused on the grass court swing. The Cinch Championships was claimed for the first time of asking before making a historic run at the Wimbledon Championships. Alcaraz steamrolled his rivals on his way to the final, setting up a historic battle with Djokovic.
Novak had the first two Grand Slams in his back pocket and was readying for a calendar slam if he would triumph here. What followed was a to-and-fro battle. In the end, Alcaraz’s resilience paid off and we would spoil Djokovic’s plans. In doing s, he claimed his second Grand Slam.
Alcaraz’s focus was firmly on conquering the North American hardcourt swing. The first stop was Toronto, where he reached the quarter-finals after beating Hubert Hurkacz. Tommy Paul had no plans of being pushed aside and triumphed in three sets to knock him out.
Seething with a vengeance, Alcaraz arrived in Cincinnati, his final stop before the US Open. Paul was made to pay and so were Jordan Thompson, Max Purcell and Hubert Hurkacz. However, Djokovic had his own plans in the final. It was vengeance but for the Serbian ace, who came from behind to claim the Western & Southern Open title.
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