As we expected, Carlos Alcaras calmly dealt with Lajovic in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Buenos Aires. The match against the Serbian lasted one hour and 34 minutes, 6:4, 6:2 in favor of the Spaniard. Carlos stats in this game: 1/4 Aces/Doubles, 70%/50% Serving Stats, 52%/54% Tackling Stats. You can see that the Spaniard is improving game by game, as we predicted after Carlos’s confident victory over Gyor in the second round of the rally. Recall that after the Australian Open, in which Carlos was not present, the Spaniard lost the first line of the ranking, losing the crown to Novak Djokovic. Of course, the immediate goal of Alcaraz is to return to the top of the ATP, and for that you need to win tournaments.
Bernabe Zapata Miralles
For Bernabe, the current tournament is the second tournament on clay this season. Prior to Buenos Aires, the Spaniard played two matches in Córdoba where he lost to Barrios in three sets. In the capital of Argentina, Zapata Miralles has already fought three fights, knocking out compatriot Martinez Portero and two Argentinians Schwartzman and Cherundolo in the draw. The quarter-final against Francisco Cherundolo turned out to be a long 3-set match that lasted 2 hours and 35 minutes. Zapata Miralles won the match 6-3, 6-7, 6-3. Per game, Bernabe: 0/1 aces/double faults, 67%/52% points scored on his serve, 34%/57% points scored on tackles. Note that the Spaniard does not have a very strong serve, and this fact significantly reduces his chances in the confrontation with his compatriot and Spain’s first push at the moment.
Alcaraz – Zapata Miralles: statistics of tennis players in 2023
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Head-to-Head Alcaraz – Zapata Miralles
The guys played each other three times, all in person on a clay surface. Zapata Miralles beat Alcaras in Italy’s Cordenons, Carlos was stronger in Spain and at Roland Garros in 2021 before achieving dramatic heights.
Forecast for Alcaraz – Zapata Miralles
We don’t think the Spanish derby, if I may say so, will be prolonged. Alcaraz is still far from the top of his form, but Carlos is slowly gaining from match to match, he knocked out not weak Serbs Djere and Lajovic, what’s more, he defeated the second easily, without unnecessary difficulties. Zapata Miralles has experience taking down the Alcarazaom, but that was a long time ago, before Carlos became a world star and Spain’s first trickster. So we doubt that Bernabe has a chance to win even a set, let alone the whole match. We believe that the second number in the ATP ranking on Sunday evening will allow for a certain victory over his compatriot.
The main forecast is the sum below (19.5) at 1.85