Croatia Open 2021: Filip Krajinovic vs Carlos Alcaraz Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Plava Laguna

Serbian Filip Krajinovic takes on Carlos Alacaraz of Spain in a showdown for a place in the Croatia Open Semi Final.

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The Goran Ivanisevic Stadium plays host to the Quarter Final between Filip Krajinovic and Carlos Alcaraz

World number 34 Filip Krajinovic takes on 18-year-old rising star Carlos Alcaraz for a place in the Croatian Open semi finals.

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TournamentATP Croatia Open
MatchFilip Krajinovic vs Carlos Alcaraz
RoundQuarter Final
Date23rd July 2021
Prize MoneyUSD 14,000
VenueUmag, Croatia
SurfaceClay Court

Filip Krajinovic vs Carlos Alcaraz : Preview

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Filip Krajinovic had a below par Wimbledon

29-year-old Serbian international Filip comes into the match having had himself a good run in the German Open, where he reached the final, which he eventually lost to Pablo Carreno Busta. The world number 34 had a shocking Wimbledon though, where he was shocked in the first round by unseeded Australian Alex Bolt. The Serbian player won 76 per cent (28/37) of first-serve points to defeat Radu Albot 6-4, 6-2 in the Round of 16.

18-year-old Spaniard Alcaraz has been on a steady climb up the ATP Rankings in 2021. He entered Umag as the seventh seed – his first appearance as a seeded player at a tour-level event. Having battled past Lucas Pouille in the Round of 32, Carlos brushed aside Andrej Martin in straight sets 6-3, 6-1. He now sits at 73 in the world rank.

Filip Krajinovic vs Carlos Alcaraz: Head to Head

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Carlos Alcaraz has had a meteoric rise in his ranking

Filip and Carlos have never faced each other, this will be their first showdown

Filip Krajinovic vs Carlos Alcaraz: Prediction

Filip Krajinovic
Filip Krajinovic reached the German Open Final and will look to do the same in Umag

Young Alcaraz has had a wonderful year and is in form but the same can be said for his opponent Krajinovic and so this one is a close one to call. The youngster uses a lot of topspin on the forehand, which makes it even more effective on clay.

Prediction: Alcaraz to win a 3 setter

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