Carlos Alcaraz vs Lorenzo Musetti prediction and odds: China Open 2023

Lorenzo Musetti
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The China Open springs to life with an electrifying second-round encounter as the dynamic Carlos Alcaraz goes head-to-head against the talented Lorenzo Musetti. Both players bring their unique styles to the court, promising a showdown filled with power, finesse, and youthful exuberance on Beijing’s hardcourts.

Our favourite Carlos Alcaraz vs Lorenzo Musetti – match predictions

Expectedly, Alcaraz made little work of Yannick Hanfmann in the first round. Musetti had a much tougher task of setting up this meeting, defeating Karen Khachanov in a tiring three-setter.

Over 20.5 Games @ 19/20 (1.95)

Hanfmann exited in the first round but took seven games off Alcaraz. Musetti is a much tougher rival and will likely deliver bigger blows to the all-around Spaniard. Two of their prior duels have required additional games to find a victor as each of them finished with 20 or more games. With the lucrative sums on offer, their battle will only be tougher, we expect the trend to continue and are backing to see over 20.5 games being played.

2-1 to Carlos Alcaraz @ 4/1 (5.00)

Alcaraz does not seem to be functioning at his usual best as evidenced in his first-round duel. Musetti will take that in stride after his 2-1 victory over Zhuhai Championships winner Karen Khachanov. He has troubled Alcaraz in their prior meetings and will fancy his chances this time around as well. Musetti’s resilience should pay dividends and we believe will help his shave off a set but Alcaraz’s pedigree should help him triumph eventually.

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

Rising stars clash as Alcaraz and Musetti add to their bludgeoning rivalry

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Carlos Alcaraz preview

The Spanaird continues to impress with his all-around game on the ATP Tour. While he occasionally struggles with converting breakpoints, his overall performance remains strong. This was evidenced in his duel with Hanfmann and will be a cause for concern. However, with notable success on hard courts this year that saw him claim five titles, including the Wimbledon title and a deep run at the US Open, Alcaraz arrives in Beijing as the man to beat at the China Open.

Lorenzo Musetti preview

The promising Italian talent, faces the challenge of transitioning his game to non-clay surfaces. He impressed by reaching the final of Australia and the semi-final stages of Barcelona, Bastad and Chengdu. In addition, he has six quarter-final appearances. Despite his early struggles on hard courts in 2023, he displayed promise and will be confident in his abilities with a significant victory in ATP Beijing’s first round over the returning Karen Khachanov.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Lorenzo Musetti head to head

In their prior head-to-head encounters, Alcaraz has emerged with a 2-1 lead over Musetti. As they renew their rivalry at the China Open, the Italian will be eager to even the score and assert his presence on the hard courts.

Key match details

Carlos Alcaraz
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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 08:30 GMT on 1st October.
  • What is the prize money for China Open 2023? The total prize money for China Open 2023 is $3,633,875.
  • Who is the top seed of the China Open? Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medeved are the top seeds at China Open 2023.

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