The Grand Slams are the most alluring prospect considering it makes for the biggest viewership in the tennis world. However, some tournaments have a similar allure because the top-ranked players are involved in a similar fashion. In one of those tournaments, the Indian Wells Open, Carlos Alcaraz is going to take on Tallon Griekspoor.
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Carlos marches into the affair after registering yet another effortless, defeating Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-3, 6-3 in the Round of 64. Carlos had a 73% first serve and a highly impressive 81% win on the first serve. However, it was his return game that made Carlos lethal as he earned a highly impressive 24-7 receiving points edge. After missing more than three months of action, Carlos has resumed where he left off. Alcaraz won the Argentina Open, made it to the Final of the Rio Open, and may be headed for another title run.
Tallon enters the contest after a grueling double tie-breaker 7-6, 7-6 against Guido Pella in the Round of 64. Griekspoor nailed 14 Aces but was mostly pushed around in most of the game. He had just a two points advantage in terms of receiving points with a 30-28 edge. Tallon had a 54-47 service points advantage and this is the area where he made the most of his opportunities. Tallon has played well for some months and has upped his ranking and has done well to make some decent runs.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Tallon Griekspoor Head-to-Head
Tallon and Carlos last met at Wimbledon when Carlos won in straight sets.
Expert Betting Tips
This is a big game for Tallon because while he has been able to fend off early challengers, his performances against elite players leave a lot to be desired. Carlos is usually dialed in against early competition and that is why I expect him to finish this in two sets.