World number 34 Filip Krajinovic takes on 18-year-old rising star Carlos Alcaraz for a place in the Croatian Open semi finals.
Benoit Paire vs Casper Ruud : Match Details
|Tournament||ATP Croatia Open|
|Match||Filip Krajinovic vs Carlos Alcaraz|
|Date||23rd July 2021|
|Prize Money||USD 14,000|
Filip Krajinovic vs Carlos Alcaraz : Preview
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
Filip and Carlos have never faced each other, this will be their first showdown
Filip Krajinovic vs Carlos Alcaraz: Prediction
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