Novak Djokovic will play against Carlos Alcaraz in the semifinals of the Madrid Open 2022 on May 7. Here, you will know all the information about the Djokovic vs Alcaraz match.
On Friday, Djokovic defeated Hubert Hurkacz 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semifinals. He beat Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-2 in the third round of the Madrid Open. Andy Murray was to face him in the last 16, but he withdrew due to sickness. In 2022, he played in just 10 games, winning seven. He lost to Jiri Vesely in the Dubai Tennis Championships quarterfinals. Djokovic then lost in the second round of the Monte-Carlo Masters. At the Serbia Open, he failed Andrey Rublev in the final.
Alcaraz entered the Madrid Open as the seventh seed in the tournament. In little under three hours, he defeated Cameron Norrie in three sets to reach the quarterfinals versus Nadal. In the Madrid Open semifinals, he overcame his hero 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. The player has 26 victories out of 29 matches so far this season. In the final of the Rio Open, he overcame Diego Schwartzman. Then he fell to Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of the Indian Wells Masters. Alcaraz’s greatest season result came at the Miami Masters when he defeated Casper Ruud in the final.
When is Djokovic vs Alcaraz?
- Date: Friday, May 8
- Time: 10 am ET.
- Venue: La Caja Mágica, Madrid
- Capacity: 12,442
The Djokovic vs Alcaraz match will be played at the La Caja Mágica in Madrid. This venue can hold up to 12,442 people.
How to watch Djokovic vs Alcaraz?
You can watch the Djokovic vs Alcaraz match on the tennis channel from the USA. The Livestream will be available on their website.
Amazon Prime Video:
Amazon Prime Video will show the live coverage of the first semifinal of the Madrid Open. The monthly subscription fee is $8.99
TSN will show the Djokovic vs Alcaraz match on television, whereas DAZN has the right to offer the event on online platforms.
Djokovic vs Alcaraz Head to Head:
This will be the first meeting between the two. So, the head to head stat is currently 0-0.
Here are the odds of the Djokovic vs Alcaraz match:
- Novak Djokovic: +100
- Carlos Alcaraz: -120
- Novak Djokovic: +1.5 (-120)
- Carlos Alcaraz: -1.5 (-110)
Total Games (Over and Under):
- Novak Djokovic: Under 22.5 (-105)
- Carlos Alcaraz: Over 22.5 (-135)
Djokovic vs Alcaraz Prediction:
Carlos Alcaraz will be the favourite due to his current form. Alcaraz’s poise on the court, outstanding movement and foot speed and confidence, and motivation after beating Nadal will represent a real danger to Djokovic. The Serb’s increased match count seems to be helping him reach his previous level. Djokovic may not serve as many aces against Alcaraz despite his strong overall game. The Serb is in great form right now, but Alcaraz has a decent chance of winning the match and reaching his second ATP 1000 final.
Prediction: Carlos Alcaraz will win the match