The 18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz will open his campaign against Denmark’s Holger Rune in Group A, in the second match of the Next Gen ATP Finals 2021 starting today.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Holger Rune: Match Details
- Tournament: NextGen ATP Finals 2021
- Match: Carlos Alcaraz vs Holger Rune
- Round: Round Robin
- Prize Money: $24,000
- Date: November 9, 2021
- Venue: Milan, Italy
- Surface: Indoor Hard Court
Carlos Alcaraz vs Holger Rune: Preview
Carlos Alcaraz has played some amazing tennis in 2021, bursting onto the scene and exceeding expectations of him so early on. Carlos has always been poised to be a great player, but in his first full year on the ATP Tour the Spaniard soared up the rankings from No.141 to No.32 this season, following his maiden tour-level title in Umag and his first Top 10 victory over World No.3, Stefanos Tsitsipas en-route to the US Open quarter-finals.
Carlos is a star of the future, and his tennis shows that he is able to dominate opponents through that powerful forehand. Alcaraz will come out here knowing that the last 2 winners of this tournament have become top 10 players in the year following their win here at the Next Gen ATP Finals, and he will want to make sure he follows in their footsteps.
Holger Rune will be very happy with his 2021 ATP Tour season, making his mark on the tour in a few matches, beating some big names and also taking a set off of Novak Djokovic at the US Open. Holger is a great player, former Junior World No.1 and he has won 5 Challenger Tour titles this year alone!
Holger Rune will come out here knowing that he is in great form as he just won the Bergamo Challenger on Sunday, but he knows that he is going to need to be at his best, have a full tank of energy and play like he has nothing to lose if he wants to make a good start against Carlos Alcaraz here at the 2021 Next Gen ATP Finals.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Holger Rune: Head to head
Their head to head battle stands at 0-0 ad begins today at the NextGen ATP Finals 2021. Carlos Alcaraz and Holger Rune have never met before on the ATP or Challenger Tour.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Holger Rune: Match Prediction
Even thogh these two youngsters have not played against each other, this does not mean that they do not know each others playing style. They are great friends and they have trained together a fair few times. When comparing their 2021 season, it is clear that Carlos Alcaraz is clear in terms of statistics, being No.32 in the world, having won a title already, and beating 2 top 10 players.
However, Carlos is also a clay-courter at heart, so his game sometimes can lack in indoor hard courts. This might give a slight opportunity to Holger Rune to take a set, but other than that, I think the Spaniard has more confidence at this level in the game.
Prediciton: Alcaraz to win in straight sets.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Holger Rune: Broadcast and Live Stream Details
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|Italy||SuperTennis, Sky Italia|
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