Carlos Alcaraz vs Grigor Dimitrov Prediction and Odds: Mutua Madrid Open 2023

The Madrid Open is heating up as young tennis sensation Carlos Alcaraz takes on the experienced Grigor Dimitrov in the third round. The clash between the two players promises to be a thrilling encounter. Read our ATP Madrid Open predictions in this article.

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Grigor Dimitrov – Match Predictions

Under 19.5 Games

Dimitrov brings a wealth of experience to the table, having reached the semifinals of the Madrid Open twice in the past. The latter’s hopes will likely be dashed as he is not having the best time on the court. He has had a start-stop campaign and will be out of his depth despite his quality. He had to battle against Gregorie Barrere, needing tiebreak wins to force his meeting with Alcaraz. The Spaniard has not taken any hostages in the Spanish capital and should trounce his rival with limited effort. Their meeting in Paris saw 16 games, making our Under 19.5 Games prediction a comfortable option with room to spare.

2-0 to Grigor Dimitrov

All eyes will be on the young Spanish star when he meets Dimitrov in the third round of the Madrid Open. Alcaraz successfully defended his Barcelona Open title and is now shouldering the responsibility of doing the same in the Spanish capital. He continues to make waves on the ATP tour and remains unbeaten on the European clay court swing. Only one of his last six wins on the red surface has come in three sets, which makes us back a punt for straight sets victory against Dimitrov.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Grigor Dimitrov Preview

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

Carlos Alcaraz

Alcaraz has made a name for himself with his powerful forehand and impressive speed on the court. It has come to prominence in 2023, where he has had an impressive season, winning three titles and reaching the number two ranking. He started the year with a setback, withdrawing from the Australian Open due to a hamstring injury but bounced back strongly. After claiming the Indian Wells Masters title and reaching the semifinal of the Miami Open, he defended his Barcelona title and is looking to add another Masters 1000 trophy in Madrid.

Grigor Dimitrov

The former world number three, Grigor Dimitrov continues to try and stay relevant on the ATP tour. He had a disappointing 2022 campaign and the ominous start of the 2023 campaign is pointing at more of the same. ATP Rotterdam has been his crowning moment of the calendar year where he reached the semi-finals but bowed out to Daniil Medvedev’s excellence. Since then, he has failed to string together wins in the following six tournaments. He can change this trend with an unlikely win against Alcaraz but will have to play out of his body.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Grigor Dimitrov Head to Head

This is the second meeting between Alcaraz and Dimitrov on the ATP tour. The duo met in late 2022 in Paris, the young Spaniard making little work of Dimitrov to claim bragging rights in straight sets.

  • 03/11/22 Carlos Alcaraz won 2-0 (ATP Paris Open, Indoor Hard)

Carlos Alcaraz vs Grigor Dimitrov Match Details

Madrid Open

  • When will this match start? This match starts not before 10:00 GMT on 30 April.
  • What is the prize money for Madrid Open? ATP Madrid Open’s total prize money stands at €7,705,780.
  • Where can I watch Madrid Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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