World No.1 Carlos Alcaraz will take on World No.3 Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals of the ongoing Wimbledon 2023 on Friday. The match will take place around 6.30 PM IST in the centre court of this historic Grand Slam.
Both the players are in sensational form and will be aiming to topple each other to book their place in the final of the third Grand Slam of the year. The winner of this match will face the winner of the other semi-final between Jannik Sinner and Novak Djokovic. The tennis betting sites have amazing odds for this game.
Alcaraz and Medvedev, the previous two champions of the US Open, are set to engage in a series of thrilling showdowns in the future. Both players possess contrasting playing styles, with Alcaraz being more agile and having the ability to cover the entire court, while Medvedev tends to remain on the baseline and his game depends more on how deep he crosses the ball in the opposition court.
Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev's run in Wimbledon 2023
Alcaraz commenced his Wimbledon campaign with a remarkable start, thanks to consecutive straight-set victories against Jeremy Chardy and Alexandre Muller. The third round presented a tense battle, where he emerged on top with a hard-fought 6-3, 6-7(8), 6-3, 7-5 win over Nicolas Jarry. Alcaraz continued his impressive run in the fourth round, delivering a one-sided performance against Matteo Berrettini. The Spaniard then faced a tough challenge in the form of the sixth seed Holger Rune in the quarters but managed to win the match in three sets.
Medvedev also showcased a strong start, securing straight-set victories in his first two matches. He continued his impressive run with a four-set win over Marton Fucsovics, setting the stage for a fourth-round clash against Jiri Lehecka. The Russian took control early on, winning the first set 6-4 and claiming the second set 6-2 before the Czech player retired due to injury. Advancing to the quarterfinals, the 27-year-old faced Christopher Eubanks. The match went to the five sets but in the end, the Russian kept his nerve and entered the semis.
Head to Head
The head-to-head record between the two players stands at 1-1, indicating an equal share of victories for each. The duo's most recent meeting took place in the final of this season's BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. The World No.1 displayed a dominant performance, securing a commanding 6-3, 6-2 win.
Both the players are in tremendous form and we expect this to be a nail-biter. Alcaraz has had an exceptional grass-court season thus far, maintaining an undefeated record on the surface in 2023. Meanwhile, World No.3 is not that good when it comes to grass. Medvedev faced a challenging grass-court season leading up to Wimbledon, experiencing a mixed performance with only two wins out of four matches. However, he has found rhythm back in the ongoing Grand Slam.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Daniil Medvedev Prediction
Carlos Alcaraz will adopt an aggressive approach right from the start, utilizing his powerful groundstrokes and showcasing his exceptional drop-shot skills, which are considered among the finest in the current game. Medvedev's exceptional counter-punching abilities will prove valuable in handling Alcaraz's relentless intensity on the court. However, we predict Carlos Alcaraz to win the match in four sets.
Here are some useful Wimbledon Betting tips for Carlos Alcaraz vs Daniil Medvedev:
🎾 Total match games to be over 39.5: 1.83
🎾 Total Sets in the match to be 4: 2.60
🎾 Carlos Alcaraz to win first set and match: 1.72