Winston-Salem Open 2021: Carlos Alcaraz vs Marcos Giron Tennis Pick and Prediction

Winston-Salem Open 2021: Carlos Alcaraz vs Marcos Giron Tennis Pick and Prediction

TennisSection previews the 2021 Winston-Salem Open as Carlos Alcaraz [15] takes on Marcos Giron in the Quarter-Finals on Thursday, August 26th, 2021.

Will Carlos Alcaraz move on? Will Marcos Giron pull off the upset? This match will be an interesting one, where we have the youngster in Carlos Alcaraz as the favorite to win the match, let’s see if he can live up to the expectations. Who will move on to the Semi-Finals at the 2021 Winston-Salem Open?

Carlos Alcaraz played a great match against Marton Fucsovics, despite dropping the second set 6-0, he played a very consistent performance throughout, firing forehands and backhands from all corners of the court, hitting spots from crazy positions on the court. He was able to turn defense into offense so well, really utilizing his power and speed to his advantage. He was also able to grind really well from the baseline, all of this will certainly help him and make him the favorite going into this quarterfinal match against Marcos Giron. He is definitely the favorite to win this one, playing at a much higher level at the moment, with his ranking showing it. He’s serving rather well too, making it even harder to stop him, his return is also a great emulation of his baseline game, being able to turn aggressive and powerful but also being able to just put it back into the court. I expect him to get a solid win here and to carry this momentum and level into the semifinals of the 2021 Winston-Salem Open.

Marcos Giron is a bit of a surprise quarterfinalist himself, taking out a dangerous opponent in Herbert in his last match in three sets. It will be a very tough one for him in Carlos Alcaraz. He will definitely need to play some very aggressive, lights out tennis. He will have to play super powerful groundstrokes, going corner to corner, of course this all sounds ideal, but it is much easier said than done. In order to set up situations where he can do that, He should serve a lot to Alcaraz’s backhand, on both the ad and deuce sides, he will want to make a lot of first serves and in the case that he doesn’t, kick it into those areas, it’s definitely harder for him to get attacked if he does that, in which he will have to try and attempt the task of then going from side to side with powerful groundstrokes to stay strong on serve. On return, he will need to also rip the ball, Alcaraz does miss a lot of first serves, however, his second serve is backed up exceptionally well, despite that, there still will be weaknesses to exploit, he will want to try and fire that return anywhere he can get it, if he does all of this successfully, he can definitely pull off the upset, although it is rather unlikely.

Carlos Alcaraz and Marcos Giron have never met before, with this being their first career meeting. The match-up is rather common between these two, with two baseline players who love to go for winners when they can going head to head. However, Alcaraz simply executes this playstyle better, being able to hit harder and hit much more winners, additionally serving and returning better. I do expect him to do what he’s been doing all tournament, as he has incredible mental resolve as well, and I definitely think he can come through this one in a relatively straightforward manner to get a spot in the semifinals at the 2021 Winston-Salem Open and potentially go all the way to the title.

Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Carlos Alcaraz in 2 Sets.

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