US Open 2023: Carlos Alcaraz vs Dominik Koepfer Preview, Prediction and Live Stream

World No.1 will be up against German, Dominik Koepfer, in the first round of the US Open 2023.


US Open 2023: Carlos Alcaraz vs Dominik Koepfer Preview, Prediction and Live Stream

L- Carlos Alcaraz, R- Dominik Koepfer (Images via The New York Times/Crescent City Sports)

The defending champion and the current World No. 1, Carlos Alcaraz, will be up against German Dominik Koepfer in the 1st round of the US Open 2023. Carlos will be hoping to become the first player to defend a US Open title after Roger Federer had done it in 2008. On the other hand, the German would have to play his best tennis to give some fight to the prodigy.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Dominik Koepfer: Match Details

  • Tournament: US Open 2023
  • Match: Carlos Alcaraz vs Dominik Koepfer
  • Date: 29 August, 2023
  • Time: 8:15 PM Local Time
  • Venue: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York
  • Round: Opening Round
  • Surface: Hard Court
  • Prize Money: $81,500

Carlos Alcaraz vs Dominik Koepfer: Preview

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz (Image via Eurosport)

Alcaraz is coming into the tournament after playing a grueling 3-set encounter against Novak Djokovic in the Cincinnati finals. The Serb eventually won the match with the score line of 5-7, 7-6, 7-6.

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Alcaraz has been in a red hot form recently, and his recent results suggest the same. He was the first player outside of the Big 4 to win a Wimbledon title after 2003. He had defeated 7-time Wimbledon champion, Novak Djokovic, to win the title with the score line of 1-6, 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. He will look to bring his A-game against the German.

The World No. 78 last played at the Winson Salem Open where he was defeated in the third round of the tournament. He lost to Czech, Jiri Lehecka with the score line of 3-6, 6-3, 4-6. He had a good run in the Los Cabos Open, where he was ultimately defeated by Alex De Minaur in the semifinals.

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Carlos Alcaraz vs Dominik Koepfer: Prediction

Dominik Koepfer
Dominik Koepfer (Image via US Open)

Koepfer’s best Grand Slam record came in the US Open 2019, where he made it to the 4th round. It will be an uphill task for him to beat World No. 1. The duo has not met in the past. This meeting will decide who gets to have a lead in their head-to-head tally.

According to the most recent form and consistency, Carlos Alcaraz is most likely to win the encounter.

Match Prediction: Carlos Alcaraz to win in straight sets.

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Carlos Alcaraz vs Dominik Koepfer: Live Stream Details

  • USA: ESPN
  • UK: Sky Sports
  • Canada: TSN
  • Australia: Nine Network
  • India: Sony Sports

Carlos Alcaraz vs Dominik Koepfer: Match Timings

  • USA: 8:15 PM
  • UK:1:15 AM (30th August)
  • Canada: 8:15 PM
  • Australia: 10:15  AM (30th August)
  • India: 05:45 AM (30th August)

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