NextGen ATP Finals 2021: Carlos Alcaraz vs Sebastian Baez Preview, Head to head, Match Prediction and Live Stream

FirstSportz previews the 2021 NextGen ATP Finals as top seed Carlos Alcaraz takes on World No.111, Sebastian Baez in the semifinals on Friday, November 12th, 2021.

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Top seed Carlos Alcaraz will meet No.6 seed Sebastian Baez in the semifinals of the 2021 NextGen Finals on Friday, November 12.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Sebastian Baez: Match Details

  • Tournament: NextGen ATP Finals 2021
  • Match: Carlos Alcaraz vs Sebastian Baez
  • Round: Semi-final
  • Prize Money: $109,600
  • Date: November 12, 2021
  • Venue: Milan, Italy
  • Surface: Indoor Hard Court

Carlos Alcaraz vs Sebastian Baez: Preview

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz, who won his maiden title this year in Umag, is the top seed in the tournament and he has played like one in the round robin phase.

The 18-year-old Spaniard started the tournament with a straight sets win over Denmark’s Holger Rune and then scored another three set win in the next match against Brandon Nakashima.

Already assured of a semifinal place, he went into the final match of the group phase and made it three out of three by beating Argentina’s Juan Manuel Cerundolo on Thursday. The victory made Alcaraz the youngest player to earn 30 tour-level wins in a season since Rafael Nadal went 30-17 in 2004 when he was 18. Alcaraz is also 30-17 entering the semifinals.

Playing his first ATP main draw tournament on hard courts, Sebastian Baez made it to the semifinals of the tournament with a straight sets win over Hugo Gaston in a do or die final group encounter on Thursday.

The 20-year-old Argentine had begun the tournament with a challenging victory over Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti, but lost the second match to Sebastian Korda. He needed a victory in the last match over Gaston, who had stretched both the other players to five sets before going down in the first two matches. The World no.111 eventually got the win and finished second in Group B, behind Korda.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Sebastian Baez: Head to head

Sebastian Baez
Sebastian Baez

This will be the first time when the World no.32, Carlos Alcaraz will face World No.111, Sebastian Baez on the ATP tour.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Sebastian Baez: Match Prediction

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz

This contest seems to be an one-sided affair titled in the favor of Carlos Alcaraz who came into this tournament as an undisputed favorite for the title. However, Argentina’s Sebastian Baez is here for a reason that comes from his game until now.

Baez is a newcomer and to take on Carlos Alcaraz will be a very difficult task. He did make it here for a reason, so he is definitely expected to push Alcaraz, it’s just very unlikely that he’ll be able to do anything beyond that as despite the fact that Alcaraz can show mental fragility in tough situations, his results and ranking speak for himself as he aims to make the last two to fight for the 2021 NextGen ATP Finals crown.

Prediction: Carlos Alcaraz wins in straight sets.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Sebastian Baez : Broadcast and Live Stream Details

Area Broadcaster
AustraliabeIN SPORTS Australia
CanadaTSN
France                        Eurosport France
ItalySuperTennis, Sky Italia 
JapanWOWOW
PortugalSport TV Portugal
RussiaEurosport Russia
SpainTelefonica/Movistar
United KingdomAmazon Prime Video
United States                Tennis Channel           

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