Berrettini vs Alcaraz Tips, Predictions & Preview

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Berrettini vs Alcaraz Tips

Carlos Alcaraz aims for another top 10 scalp at a major when he comes up against World No. 7 Matteo Berrettini in the third round on Friday.

Matteo Berrettini vs Carlos Alcaraz Australian Open Tips, Predictions & Preview

Matteo Berrettini vs Carlos Alcaraz free Australian Open tips, predictions and preview – Alcaraz won their only previous meeting in Vienna last year…

Matteo Berrettini vs Carlos Alcaraz Tips

Matteo Berrettini vs Carlos Alcaraz Match Details

🎾 Competition: Australian Open R3
🗓 Date: Friday January 20
 Time: TBA
🏟 Stadium: TBA

Matteo Berrettini vs Carlos Alcaraz Head to Head

Alcaraz leads 1-0

  • 2021 | Vienna QF | Alcaraz 6-1 6-7 7-6

Matteo Berrettini vs Carlos Alcaraz Stats

  • Alcaraz is on a seven-match winning streak
  • Alcaraz beat Berrettini in a third set tiebreak in their only previous meeting
  • Alcaraz has won both his matches this AO in straight sets
  • Berrettini has lost four of his last seven matches
  • Berrettini has dropped a set in both of his AO matches this week
  • Alcaraz beat a top 10 player in his last major appearance at the 2021 US Open

Matteo Berrettini vs Carlos Alcaraz Prediction & Preview

Carlos Alcaraz sets his sights on the fourth round of the Australian Open for the first time when he meets Matteo Berrettini on Friday in Melbourne.

Alcaraz has been touted as a future star since breaking through over the last couple of years and the Spaniard – who has predictably been compared to Rafael Nadal – is looking good to deliver on those statements after rising into the world’s top 35.

The Spanish teenager – who is the youngest man to reach this stage of the Australian Open since Bernard Tomic over a decade ago – conquered Stefanos Tsitsipas in the second round of the US Open last year en route to his first major quarter-final, where he was forced to retire against fellow young gun Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Alcaraz swiftly shrugged off that disappointment to make the semi-finals of Vienna – where he beat Berrettini along the way – before ending 2021 by winning the Next Gen Finals.

With a pair of straight sets wins over Alejandro Table and Dusan Lajovic already at the Australian Open, Alcaraz is targeting the second week of a major for the second time.

Meanwhile, Berrettini is looking vulnerable in Melbourne – the Italian finished 2021 on the sidelined with injury and hasn’t looked convincing at all to begin 2022.

Berrettini lost two of his three matches at the ATP Cup to Alex de Minaur and Daniil Medvedev and has needed four sets to get past young Americans Brandon Nakashima and Stefan Kozlov in Melbourne.

Given Alcaraz beat Berrettini on what would be less than favourable conditions indoors, the Spaniard – who has packed on some muscle in the off-season – has certainly got to be feeling confident about repeating that triumph against a top 10 rival who is below his best right now.