World No.44 Albert Ramos Vinolas will take on World No. 44 Carlos Alcaraz in the semifinals of the Umag Open on July 24, 2021.
Albert Ramos Vinolas vs Carlos Alcaraz : Match Details
|Tournament||Croatia Open 2021|
|Match||Albert Ramos Vinolas vs Carlos Alcaraz|
|Date||24 July 2021|
Albert Ramos Vinolas vs Carlos Alcaraz: Preview
Carlos Alcaraz comes into this match, high on confidence after beating Filip Krajinovic in the quarterfinals in three sets. He has also beaten Lucas Pouille in the opening round. While the 18-year-old hasn’t won anything massive on the ATP tour this season, he has played adequate amount of matches on the dirt to feel good about his chances in this tournament. For the year, Alcaraz has won 20 matches on clay, to only six defeats. The young Spaniard has already been billed as the future of tennis, especially on the clay. Currently, Alcaraz is ranked 73 in the world and by the beginning of the next week, he will climb up the rankings.
On the other hand, Vinolas Ramos has experienced a very poor season on the clay after March 2021. That said, the Spaniard put his clay court prowess to good use, as he made the finals in Cordoba and semis of Buenos Aires. Later, he also made a final in Estoril. The 33-year-old comes into this match after beating Stefano Travaglia in the quarterfinals. For the years, Ramos has won 19 matches and lost nine on the dirt.
Albert Ramos Vinolas vs Carlos Alcaraz: Head to Head
These two have met once on the ATP tour. Back in 2020, it was the younger Spaniard who came out on top in three sets on the clay.
Albert Ramos Vinolas vs Carlos Alcaraz: Prediction
Both clay courters will come into this semifinal clash, feeling good about their respective chances. Moreover, expect the Spaniards to get into a slugfest from the baseline. Given that Alcaraz has already beaten the elder statesman in their only meeting, he might fancy his chances of repeating his success. It will be a contest between experience and youth. For the time being, the youth looks poised to progress ahead.
Match Prediction: Carlos Alcaraz should win in three sets.