Carlos Alcaraz vs Jan-Lennard Struff: World No.2 Carlos Alcaraz will be defending his Madrid Open title when he will face Jan-Lennard Struff in the final on Sunday (May 7).
Alcaraz advanced to the summit clash by knocking out the likes of Borna Coric, Karen Khachanov, Alexander Zverev, and Grigor Dimitrov in the previous stages. Last year at the same tournament, he clinched the title by breezing past Zverev 6-3, 6-1 in the final. The 20-year-old will be playing for his fourth trophy of the season, having won the Argentina Open, Indian Wells Masters, and the Barcelona Open. Alcaraz’s win-loss record this season is 28-2.
Meanwhile, Jan-Lennard Struff defeated Aslan Karatsev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Pedro Cachin, Dusan Lajovic, Ben Shelton, and Lorenzo Sonego in the previous rounds. He qualified for the main draws after beating Luca Nardi and Aslan Karatsev. The 33-year-old hasn’t won a title this season and is on 11-6 and this Madrid Open final will be his second career final.
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Carlos Alcaraz vs Jan-Lennard Struff head-to-head record
Alcaraz met Struff twice with both winning each. Their first encounter was the 2021 French Open which the German won. But the youngster revenged his defeat by beating Struff at the Wimbledon last year.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Jan-Lennard Struff prediction
Predicting the winner other than Alcaraz is difficult here, for he is in stunning form this season and though he is a tough opponent on all the courts, on clay, he has a win-loss record of 57-12. His first clay title this season came at the Barcelona Open where he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final.
The Spaniard uses his incredible drop shots to perplex the opponents. He has a powerful serve and plays aggressive tennis from the baseline, combining his groundstrokes with his drop shots, and has a brilliant net game.
On the other hand, Sruff’s baseline game is also his strength, has a strong serve and uses heavy forehand, and has a powerful volley but it’s his consistency that hampers his game.
Prediction: Alcaraz in straight sets.
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Carlos Alcaraz’s last three performances
- Madrid Open 2023: Semi-final- Alcaraz beat Borna Coric 6-4, 6-3.
- Madrid Open 2023: Quarter-final- Alcaraz beat Karen Khachanov 6-4, 7-5.
- Madrid Open 2023: Round of 16- Alcaraz beat Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-2.
Jan-Lennard Struff’s last three performances
- Madrid Open 2023: Semi-final- Struff beat Aslan Karatsev 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
- Madrid Open 2023: Quarter-final- Struff beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 7(7)-6, 5-7, 6-3.
- Madrid Open 2023: Round of 16- Struff beat Pedro Cachin 7(9)-6, 6-7(9), 6-3.
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
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