For Carlos, the tournament in Rio is the second of the season. Last week, Alcaraz won the tournament in Buenos Aires, defeating Cameron Norrie in the final. It is worth noting that the Briton is also present at the tournament in Brazil. In Rio, the Spaniard played one match and with great difficulty defeated the local competitor, the owner of the WC, Mateus Alves, the 556th racket in the world. The match lasted almost two hours, Alcaraz won 6:4, 6:4. Carlos made four double-faults four times during the match, scoring 74% on his first serve and only 47% on his second. Acceptance statistics: 37% / 65%. Let’s just say Carlos wasn’t thrilled with the first game in Rio, but it’s quite possible the Spaniard will play more confidently in the second game.

In Buenos Aires, Fognini suffered a setback, already losing in the opening game to Serbian Gyora in two matches. In Rio, the Italian did better than in Argentina, defeating the Chileans Barrios in two sets 6: 2, 6: 3 in an hour and a half. Fabio’s stats in this game: 3/2 aces/doubles, 71%/42% serve stats, 47%/57 return stats. It is worth noting that Fognini failed before Rio not only in Buenos Aires, but also in two tournaments in Australia, in Adelaide and Melbourne.

Tennis player Rating Total number of matches in 2023 wins failures
Carlos Alcaraz 2 5 5 0
Fabio Fognini 86 4 1 3

Carlos and Fabio only played once, exactly one year ago at the tournament in Rio in the semi-final stage. This match was won by the Spaniard with the score 6:2, 7:5, the fight lasted one hour and 46 minutes.

Carlos’s first match in Rio was not very successful, many expected the Spaniard to win over the little-known Brazilian, but the meeting turned out to be quite tight. At the same time, Carlos gained practice on the local courts, which is important. We believe that in the next matches Alcaraz will win more confidently, we’ll see. Carlos knows Fognini, he beat the Italian here in Rio last year. Since then, Fabio has not become stronger, on the contrary, he has sunk into the results, and Alcaraz even managed to get into the first line of the ATP ranking. We believe Carlos will take a confident win on Friday night, Fabio simply has nothing to offer his opponent. We offer the following betting options for the match Alcaras – Fognini:

The main forecast is the sum below (18.5) at 1.75