Australian Open 2022: Carlos Alcaraz Garfia vs Dusan Lajovic Prediction, Preview, Head to Head and Live Stream

18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz Garfia will take on Dusan Lajovic in the second round of the Australian Open 2022.

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia vs Dusan Lajovic
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia vs Dusan Lajovic

World No.31 Carlos Alcaraz Garfia will lock horns with Dusan Lajovic in the second-round of the Australian Open 2022 on Wednesday.

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia vs Dusan Lajovic: Match Details

  • TournamentAustralian Open 2022
  • Match: Carlos Alcaraz Garfia vs Dusan Lajovic
  • Round: Second Round
  • Date: 19 January 2022
  • Venue:  Melbourne, Australia
  • Surface: Hardcourt
  • Prize Money:  $90,000

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia vs Dusan Lajovic: Match Preview

Dusan Lajovic
Dusan Lajovic

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia is an 18-year-old tennis prodigy who is the current World No.31. The Spaniard is coming into the second round after a comprehensive 6-2,6-2,6-3 win over Chilean Alejandro Tabilo. Alcaraz has unexpectedly shot up the rankings since 2021 and has proved to be one of the best youngsters in the current tennis world. At the 2021 U.S. Open, Alcaraz reached the quarterfinals, causing an upset along the way as he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas, ranked third in the world, in a fifth set tiebreak in the third round. He became the youngest player to reach a grand slam quarterfinal in over 30 years.

After World No.1 Novak Djokovic’s controversial exit from the tournament, Dusan Lajovic is the Serbian No.1 at the Australian Open 2022. The Serbian won his first-round encounter 6-3,4-6,6-1,6(6)-7(8),6-1 hard-fought victory over Marton Fucsovics. In the absence of Djokovic, he led the Serbian team at the recently concluded 2022 ATP Cup. He was last seen in the ATP-500 Sydney Tennis Classic 2022, where he exited to Martin Cressy in the round of 16 stage.

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia vs Dusan Lajovic: Head to Head

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia and Dusan Lajovic have never met each other before, with their meeting at the Australian Open second round set to be their first.

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia vs Dusan Lajovic: Match Predictions

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Carlos Alcaraz Garfia

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia’s rise over the past year has not been anything short of exceptional. After his US Open 2021 landmark, the youngster then went on to win the year-end ATP Next Gen Finals. The Spaniard would be hoping that after patches of good performances, 2022 will be the year where he would truly announce himself to the world.

Meanwhile, Dusan Lajovic would play with fire in his belly after he had earlier urged the Serbian contingent at the tournament to give extra to avenge Djokovic’s mistreatment by the authorities. The Serbian World No.39 would look to make it further into the tournament. This would be a close match, with their rankings denoting the same fact.

Match Prediction-  Alcaraz to win in four sets.

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia vs Dusan Lajovic: Broadcast and Live stream details

  • Africa- beIN Sports, Supersports
  • Australia- Nine and Stan Sport
  • China- CCTV, GreatSports Media
  • Japan- WOWOW
  • Malaysia- beIN Sports
  • New Zealand- Sky
  • Singapore- beIN Sports
  • Europe- Eurosport, Servus TV
  • India and subcontinent- Sony Six
  • Latin America and Caribbean- ESPN International
  • Middle East- beIN Sports
  • Canada- TSN/RDS
  • North America- ESPN
  • United Kingdom- Eurosport

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