Carlos Alcaraz vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: World No.1 Carlos Alcaraz will face 10th-seeded Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the quarter-final of the Barcelona Open on Friday (April 21).
Alcaraz defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 7-5 in the previous round. He opened his campaign at this tournament by outclassing Nuno Borges.
Alcaraz missed Monte-Carlo Masters due to injury but prior to the Clay Masters 1000 event, he played in the Sunshine Double, winning the Indian Wells by beating Daniil Medvedev but lost in the semi-final from Jannik Sinner in Miami. He started the season with a trophy at the Argentina Open, then lost the final to Cameron Norrie at the Rio Open. After participating in Mexican Open where his match got canceled, he returned to the court in Indian Wells.
Meanwhile, Fokina reached the stage by beating Emil Ruusuvori and Tomas Martin Etcheverry in the previous stages. He started the year at the Adelaide International 2, then participated in tournaments like Australian Open, Open Sud de France, Rotterdam, Qatar Open, Dubai Open, Indian Wells, Miami Open, Estoril Open, and Monte-Carlo Masters. He is yet to lift a cup this season. Also Read: Liam Broady Says Tennis Players Should Feel Comfortable Coming Out Openly As Gay
Carlos Alcaraz vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina match details
Tournament: Barcelona Open 2023
Date: Friday, April 21
Venue: Real Club de Tenis Barcelona, Spain
Surface: Outdoor clay
Category: ATP 500
Prize money: €2,772,480
Carlos Alcaraz vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: Head-to-Head Records Till Date
They will meet for the first time.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: Who will be the winner?
Alcaraz has been in sublime form in recent times and anything but a win over Fokina is expected in this match. The Spaniard has powerful serves, groundstrokes, and forehand and Fokina has to bring out something powerful to beat this Spanish beast on clay.
Prediction: Alcaraz in straight sets.
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Carlos Alcaraz’s Last Three Performances
1. Barcelona Open 2023: Round of 16- Alcaraz beat Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 7-5.
2. Barcelona Open 2023: Round of 32- Alcaraz beat Nuno Borges 6-3, 6-1.
3. Miami Open 2023: Semi-final- Jannik Sinner beat Alcaraz 7-6, 4-6, 2-6.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina‘s Last Three Performances
1. Barcelona Open 2023: Round of 32- Fokina beat Emil Ruusuvouri 6-4, 7-7.
2. Barcelona Open 2023: Round of 16- Fokina beat Tomas Martin Etcheverry 6-3, 6-3.
3. Monte-Carlo Masters: Round of 64- Karen Khachanov beat Fokina 6-2, 6-2.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: Broadcasting and Live Streaming Details
Live streaming is available on Tennistv.com.
USA: Tennis Channel
UK, Ireland: Amazon Prime Video
Europe: Eurosport, SportKlub
Middle East: beIN SPORTS
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