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One of the tournament favourites will look to move one step closer to another big title on Tuesday with Carlos Alcaraz facing Jack Draper for a spot in the quarter finals. The Spaniard made the semi finals here last year with that run being a sign of things to come for the rest of the year.
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Alcaraz picked up the 100th win of his career in the previous round, defeating Tallon Griekspoor in straight sets. He became the second fastest player to reach this milestone, only being beaten by John McEnroe who needed just one match less at 131 to get the record. A return to No.1 is possible but he must win the title to take over Novak Djokovic once more.
Draper attacked well throughout his straight sets win over Andy Murray, successfully approaching the net on a number of occasions. It has been a great week for him so far with back-to-back wins over fellow Brits. “I want to keep on trying to impose my game and use my weapons,” Draper said after. “It’s not easy in these conditions. It’s quite slow tonight, the wind was a bit swirly and obviously playing against Andy, he makes it incredibly awkward for you. It’s something I’m looking to improve with my coach and it’s definitely starting to pay off a little bit more.”
Alcaraz was pushed all the way in the only meeting between these two last time, taking the deciding set 7-5 in Basel last year. Draper has improved since then and has a smart attacking game but he may find it difficult to impose on Alcaraz in the same way as he did on Murray in particular. You would still fancy Alcaraz in the longer rallies where his athleticism becomes a huge positive.
Prediction – Carlos Alacaraz in straight sets
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