Carlos Alcaraz handed tricky draw as he aims to clinch his maiden Wimbledon title
Alcaraz is the second seed in Wimbledon 2023.
Carlos Alcaraz (Image Via Wimbledon)
Carlos Alcaraz is the current World No. 2 and will be playing at Wimbledon 2023 after clinching the Queen’s Championship title last week. He hopes to make a deep run in this year’s Wimbledon as he only made it to the 4th round last year. It is interesting how the 2022 US Open Champion has improved on grass as he won his 1st title on grass last week. He won the final against Australian Alex De Minaur in straight sets with the score line of 6-4, 6-4.
Alcaraz had reached the semi-finals of the French Open 2023 where he was ultimately defeated by eventual champion Novak Djokovic, in 4 sets. The Spaniard began to cramp midway through the match due to which he was not able to maintain his level. The Serb beat Alcaraz with the score line of 3-6, 7-5, 1-6, 1-6.
With Spaniard growing in confidence, it will be interesting to know how he performs in this year’s Wimbledon where his best performance has been to reach the 4th round of the tournament in 2022.
Tough road ahead of Carlos Alcaraz
Alcaraz is seeded second at Wimbledon 2023 and has a tough road ahead of himself. He will play Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the first round. In the second round, the Spaniard is most likely to clash with another talented Frenchman, Arthur Rinderknech.
In the 3rd round, the young gun is most likely to set up a clash with the in-form Nicolas Jarry or world number 38 Ugo Humbert. The world number 2 is likely to clash with either Olympic Gold Medalist, Alexander Zverev or the in-form Australian Alex De Minaur in the 4th round of Wimbledon 2023.
If Carlos manages to cross the hurdles, then he is most likely to play either against the Danish young gun Holger Rune or world number 10, Frances Tiafoe in the quarter-finals stage of a Grand Slam. The potential semi-final fixture for the youngster would be most likely against 2021 US Open champion, Daniil Medvedev or current world number 5, Stefanos Tsitsipas. Alcaraz could meet either defending champion, Novak Djokovic or Italian young Gun Jannik Sinner, or French Open 2022 runner-up Casper Ruud
Carlos Alcaraz’s potential path to his 1st Wimbledon Title
- Round 1 – Jeremy Chardy
- Round 2 – Arthur Rinderknech
- Round 3 – Nicolas Jarry/Ugo Humbert
- Round 4 – Alexander Zverev/Alex De Minaur
- Quarter-Finals – Holger Rune/Frances Tiafoe
- Semi-Finals – Daniil Medvedev/Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Final – Novak Djokovic/Jannik Sinner/Casper Ruud
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