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Novak Djokovic vs Carlos Alcaraz - French Open Semi Final 2023 Preview

Novak Djokovic vs Carlos Alcaraz is the first Semi Final match of the 2023 French Open. Check out the match preview here.

Harsh Chopra
Last updated: 07.06.2023
Novak Djokovic vs Carlos Alcaraz French Open Semi Final 2023 Preview

This is the first Semi Final match of the 2023 French Open and this could be the match that decides who will be the French Open Champion for 2023 as the two best players in the world will go at it to earn the right to take part in the final of the Grand Slam and this will be a mouth watering contest which will see the World number 1 in Carlos Alcaraz facing against the best in history and World Number 3 in Novak Djokovic. It was expected that these two would meet in the semi final and on 9th June it will be decided as to who will get one step closer.

These are the reasons the Grand Slams are the pinnacle in tennis and these types of matches are seen in Grand Slams and these two are different stages of their careers and the age gap between them is also huge. 

So, let’s preview this crucial semi final match:

Their journeys to the semi final

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has lost only one set in this whole Grand Slam so far and he has comprehensively beaten all his opponents and he has stormed his way to the semi final of the French Open. In the first round he beat Aleksandar Kovasevic in straight sets 6-3,6-2 and 7-6. In the second round he beat Marton Fuscovics again in 3 sets 7-6,6-0 and 6-3 and then in the third round he beat the Spanish opponent by 7-6,7-6 and 6-2 and in the Quarter Final is where he lost the first set but he beat Karen Khachanov 4-6, 7-6,6-2 and 6-4 and he is now ready for his toughest test of the year.

Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz has also lost only one set this entire French Open and he is the best player in the world now and the only one with a shot at stopping Novak Djokovic. He beat Flavio Coboli in 3 sets 6-0,6-2 and 7-5 and in the second round he beat Taro Daniel in 4 sets 6-1,3-6,6-1 and 6-2 and this has been the toughest match for the Spanish player so far. In the third round he beat Denis Shapalov in 3 sets Again by 6-1,6-4 and 6-2. Then in the fourth round he beat Lorenzo Musseti 6-3,6-2 and 6-2. And in the Quarter Final he easily beat Stephanos Tsitsipas in 3 sets 6-2,6-1 and 7-6 and now he will be tested like he has never been before.

Head to Head

Carlos Alcaraz has won the only meeting they had in Madrid last year. And this will be their second meeting and the records of both men are incredible.

Match Prediction

The match prediction for this match is very hard because both these are the two best tennis players in the world right now and it would be an incredibly difficult semi final but the records of both men this year on clay suggest that Carlos Alcaraz will have the slight advantage but only slight but the prediction for this match is Novak Djokovic because he has done this many many times before and he will not feel the nerves as much as the young player for whom it will be one of his biggest matches.

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