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Wimbledon champion, Carlos Alcaraz is in action against David Goffin in the Hopman Cup. Goffin is one of the few players to have an even H2H record against the Spaniard since his breakout but will have to play out of his skin to get over the line. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
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David Goffin vs Carlos Alcaraz – Match Predictions
Under 18.5 Total Games
Borna Coric is a clay court specialist but it would be unwise to claim he is at the same level as Alcaraz. Goffin troubled the Croatian and took away a set from him in a 2-1 defeat. The young Spaniard is a force to reckon with and the out-of-form Goffin will have trouble dealing with his brilliance. Alcaraz can have problems transitioning back to the red surface after his Wimbledon triumph but should get the job done in Under 18.5 Games.
2nd Set Over 8.5 Games
Goffin has tasted defeat in three of his last five outings. Despite his struggles, he has impressed in stretching the game and forcing a deciding set. While he has not played against the calibre of Alcaraz, he took the second set against Coric, showcasing he still has the legs to run when called upon. The duels between Alcaraz and Goffin have seen the second set see 9 games at each time of asking and we should have at least 8.5 Games in the second set in this duel as well.
David Goffin vs Carlos Alcaraz Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Hopman Cup.
Showcasing his class in battling attempts, Goffin continues to aim for a return to the ATP Top 100. The Belgian has lost three of his last five matches but scrapped a set to show for his efforts. After registering a positive 5-3 record on grass, he will be forced to contend with the red surface where he has struggled this campaign. He has lost four of his last five matches on clay but will have to upset the world number 1 to achieve this.
Roger Federer is not in the picture and Rafael Nadal is nursing his injury woes. Novak Djokovic has made the most of the open arena, with the world’s hopes lying on the slender shoulders of a 20-year-old to upset the great Serbian. After faltering in the French Open semi-finals against Djokovic, Alcaraz lived up to the billing, snatching the Wimbledon cron from him in the final. Alcaraz now turns his attention towards national duty as he hopes to play doubles with Nadal in next year’s Olympics.
David Goffin vs Carlos Alcaraz Head to Head
Goffin and Alcaraz’s H2H record stands at an even 1-1. The young Spaniard delivered the first blow in 2021, defeating Goffin in Melbourne. The Belgian returned the favour 20 months later in Astana, defeating Alcaraz in straight sets.
David Goffin vs Carlos Alcaraz Match Details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 16:30 GMT on 21 July.
- What was David Goffin’s last result? Goffin suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Borna Coric.
- What was Carlos Alcaraz’s last result? Alcaraz was crowned Wimbledon champion in his last outing, defeating Novak Djokovic in an epic five-set battle.
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