In the final of the 2022 Madrid Masters, Carlos Alcaraz will face defending champion Alexander Zverev. Alcaraz is ranked No.9 in the world while Zverev is the World No.3.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Alexander Zverev: Match Details
- Tournament: Madrid Open 2022
- Match: Carlos Alcaraz vs Alexander Zverev
- Round: Final
- Date: 8th May 2022
- Venue: Madrid, Spain
- Surface: Claycourt
- Prize Money: €1,041,570
Carlos Alcaraz vs Alexander Zverev: Preview
Carlos Alcaraz is currently playing in a league of his own. He became the first player in tennis history to beat both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the same clay-court tournament. In Madrid, he eased past the likes of Nikoloz Basilashvili and Cameron Norrie in the initial rounds before stunning Nadal in the quarterfinal. He then backed it up by beating Djokovic in the semifinals in three sets 6-7(5),7-5,7-6(5).
The 19-year-old is one of the players of the 2022 season and started his season with a valiant third-round outing at the Australian Open. He then won the biggest title of his career at Rio before upgrading it to Miami Masters. He also won the Barcelona Open ahead of the Madrid Masters.
Alexander Zverev started the season with a Round of 16 outing at the Australian Open. He then made it to the final of ATP Marseille before getting kicked out of the Mexican Open due to his behavior. He lost his opening match at the Indian Wells Masters but bounced back by reaching the quarterfinals at Miami Masters. He also reached the semifinal of the Monte Carlo Masters but lost his opening match at Munich.
This week in Madrid, he got the better of Marin Cilic in the second round before thrashing Lorenzo Musetti in the third round. In the quarterfinal, he eased past Felix Auger Aliassime and then defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semifinals in three sets 6-4,3-6,6-2.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Alexander Zverev: Head-to-Head
This will be the third meeting between the duo. Zverev leads the H2H 2-0. They last met in Vienna last year where Zverev won in straight sets.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Alexander Zverev: Prediction
The rise of Alcaraz has stunned almost everyone. He is amongst the best players in the world currently and is constantly rising up the ranks. His attacking game on clay makes him even more lethal. As for Zverev, he has been a subject to a lot of criticism but has answered everyone with his racket. The German would want to keep the rallies short and try to finish points early. Having said that, expect a thrilling match with Alcaraz winning his second Masters title.
Prediction: Alcaraz to win in three sets.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Alexander Zverev: Broadcast and Livestream details
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- USA- Tennis Channel
- Australia– beIN
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- South America and Oceania- ESPN International
- Canada- TSN, and DAZN
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