Carlos Alcaraz vs. Frances Tiafoe: does Tiafoe have a chance?
Alcaraz vs. Tiafoe: ATP Barcelona prediction (April 20, 2021)
Spain's young hope Carlos Alcaraz will play his match against Francis Tiafoe on April 19. Will the Spaniard manage to prevail over the American? See our prediction.
Throughout the past season, Carlos Alcaraz has mainly performed on various Challengers. As everybody knows, rivals in such tournaments are usually not very strong, so Carlos managed to win the competitions in Trieste, Barcelona, and Alicante. Thanks to these results, he approached the first hundred in the world ranking and now occupies 118th place.
A week ago, Alcaraz took part in a tournament in Marbella. It is worth noting that there he stopped just a step away from the final. After victories over Nikola Milojevic (7-6, 6-3), Feliciano Lopez (4-6, 6-2, 6-4), and Casper Ruud (6-2, 6-4), the Spaniard lost to Jaume Munar (6-7, 4-6).
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Tiafoe is an unusual American. Unlike his compatriots, Frances does not hesitate to play on clay courts. Moreover, sometimes the American does it quite successfully. For example, in 2020 he won the ATP Tour in Parma held on a clay court.
This season, Tiafoe managed to have several confrontations in tournaments in South America. In Buenos Aires, the US representative beat Facundo Bagnis (6-1, 6-3), but then lost to Jaume Munar (6-7, 4-6). After that, Frances also performed in Santiago. In Chile, he first outplayed Nicolas Jarry (7-6, 6-7, 7-6), then allowed Bagnis to take revenge (6-7, 6-7).
- In 4 of Tiafoe's last 5 matches on clay courts, the minimum number of sets was played.
- In the last three matches of the American on clay, 13 games were played.
If to have a look at Tiafoe's last matches on clay courts, we will notice that he lost in the fight. The American has a quite strong serve, which even on this surface brings him a lot of benefits. Besides, Frances is a very tough player, so he can be there for a long time.
We doubt that Alcaraz will be able to easily outplay Tiafoe. Through his experience, the American will at least struggle.
Our prediction is Frances Tiafoe's handicap (+2.5) game for 2.00 odds on 1xbet.