TennisSection previews the 2022 Basel Open as Carlos Alcaraz takes on Jack Draper in the Round of 32 on Monday, October 24th, 2022.
Will Carlos Alcaraz get the win? Will Jack Draper pull off the upset? This will be a fascinating one, where we have two next gen stars, but one who’s already at the very top of the game taking on a fellow young talent looking to make his way up the ranks. Who will triumph and move through to the Round of 16 at the 2022 Basel Open?
Carlos Alcaraz has been having the year of his dreams, claiming the World No. 1 ranking and lifting the trophy at the US Open. As he enters Basel, he hopes to clinch the year end no. 1 ranking, which is looking very likely. It’s a tough draw, but it’s as you’d expect from an event of this caliber, and while I certainly don’t expect Alcaraz to fly through this one with ease, he should come through to book his place in the last 16 of the 2022 Basel Open.
Jack Draper has been playing some amazing tennis this year, but unfortunately has gotten really unlucky with constant injuries, forcing him out of the game for extended periods of time and forcing him out of tournaments. As he comes up against Carlos Alcaraz, he’ll know not only to focus on blasting him off the court, but seeing if he’ll be able to stay with him physically here at the 2022 Basel Open.
Carlos Alcaraz and Jack Draper have never met before, with this being their first career meeting. It’s a really cool matchup, with two massive hitters with loads of talent. Draper serves massively, and I think on this court, he’ll really be able to get some free points there and try to punish Alcaraz. While I do think Draper has what it takes to win this match, Alcaraz has proven really tough in these kinds of matches, and I expect him to get over the line here at the 2022 Basel Open.
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