Carlos Alcaraz vs Gael Monfils Miami 2024 Preview and Prediction

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Carlos Alcaraz looks to extend his head-to-head record over Gael Monfils to 2-0 on Monday night, with the Frenchman the latest man standing in the way of him and a first Sunshine Double. This year’s Indian Wells champion remains the favourite for the event, especially with having beaten both of the other favourites last week.

Monfils has been having a productive month in North America, making the fourth round at Indian Wells and the third round here. He has beaten three seeds across the two events with the most recent being Jordan Thompson in the last round here, who he secured a 6-7 6-1 6-2 comeback win against.

Alcaraz was dominant in his first match here, crushing Roberto Carballes Baena 6-1 6-2. He hit 22 winners in the match and looked well acclimatised to the slightly faster conditions in Miami. “I had to adapt to the conditions; the ball goes differently to Indian Wells and I had to see how it would be. I’m really happy with my performance and how I hit the ball.” he said.

Monfils has been playing well but will find it near impossible to outlast Alcaraz in these conditions. The Spaniard is playing very smart tennis right now and defensively will be hard to break down. Even if Monfils was in the zone for a good section of this match, it’s unlikely he would be able to maintain it throughout against opponent with far too many ways to harm him.

Prediction – Carlos Alcaraz in straight sets

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Aaron Higgs
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Experienced tennis writer with a focus on event previews and results.
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