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Carlos Alcaraz continues his US Open title defense. The ATP number 1 takes on Daniel Evans, as the two seeded players battle to advance into week 2. Check out our predictions for the third round match in the Men’s singles tournament.
Our favourite Carlos Alcaraz vs Daniel Evans predictions
- 1 Our favourite Carlos Alcaraz vs Daniel Evans predictions
- 2 Alcaraz vs Evans: Reigning champion set to continue his title defense
- 3 Key match details
Alcaraz is the undisputed favorite heading into this encounter. Evans will definitely put up a fight, as he always does, but the Brit’s “never say die” style probably won’t be enough to take down the reigning champion.
Carlos Alcaraz -8.5 games @ 8/11 (1.73)
Alcaraz has yet to drop a set through two rounds. The Spaniard was up 2-0 on Daniel Koepfer in the first round when the German retired from the match, and then dispatched Lloyd Harris in straight sets two days ago. Alcaraz has only dropped one service game through two matches.
While a 9-game handicap might look like a tough proposition, that would essentially be a four-break match, something Alcaraz can achieve. Evans isn’t going to be an easy opponent, but Alcaraz has enough of an edge over Evans’ gritty style to cover the line. In his round 2 match against Harris, Alcaraz still managed to cover the line even after playing a tie break in the third set.
Under 28.5 games @ 19/20 (1.95)
Going with the same train of thought, Alcaraz will likely wrap this one up in straight sets, which would make the under 28.5 games a good pick. Again, that would require a four-break performance from the Spaniard, but that’s a perfectly realistic result. Alcaraz narrowly failed to cover the line, missing out on it by a single game. It’s fair to assume that, with a similar performance, the ATP number 1 should be able to get it done this time around.
Alcaraz vs Evans: Reigning champion set to continue his title defense
With the predictions for today’s US Open third round match between Alcaraz and Evans already set, let’s take a look at how the two seeded players got here.
Carlos Alcaraz preview
Alcaraz’s title defense is off to a smooth start. In his first round matchup, the Spaniard won in a WO over Koepfer, and then dispatched Harris in straight sets. Alcaraz secured eight breaks over the two rounds, while only dropping one service game.
The 20-year old is set to drop from the first spot after the tournament, but that won’t be enough to stop his title defense. Another title bout against Djokovic, in a rematch of their Wimbledon and Cincinatti epics, is definitely in the cards.
Daniel Evans preview
At 33, Evans continues to rise up the rankings. The British player achieved a career high #21 in the ATP ranking, but back-to-back first round exits in Toronto and Cincinatti dropped him down to 28th. He managed to bounce back in New York, reaching the third round for the third time in the last four editions, and for the fifth in six US Open appearances.
Evans beat Daniel Elain Galan and Botic van de Zandschulp in the first two rounds. He dispatched the Colombian in straight sets, and then fought back from one set down against the Dutchman to secure a spot in the third round.
Alcaraz vs Evans head to head
This match will mark the third encounter between the pair at the Tour level, with Alcaraz winning both matches in straights. The pair met for the first time at the Vienna Open in 2021, and then again this year in Barcelona.
Key match details
- When is this match going to happen? Carlos Alcaraz vs Daniel Evans is set to happen on September 2.
- Who is the current US Open champion? Carlos Alcaraz is the reigning US Open men’s singles champion.
- Who is the #1 seed in the US Open? Carlos Alcaraz is the #1 seed in the US Open men’s singles draw.
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