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French Open 2024: Carlos Alcaraz vs Jesper de Jong preview, head-to-head, prediction, live streaming details

Published at :May 29, 2024 at 12:36 AM
Modified at :May 29, 2024 at 12:36 AM
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This will be the first meeting between both players.

The third-seeded Carlos Alcaraz will take on Jesper de Jong of the Netherlands in the second round at the French Open 2024. The Spaniard is making a comeback from an injury layoff and his performances will be keenly watched. The 21-year-old got off to a steady start with a straight-sets win over JJ Wolf.

Alcaraz was in full flow, notching up the victory in two hours. It was quite the opposite for his opponent, as De Jong had to undergo a grueling five-setter in his opening match at Roland-Garros. The Dutchman’s challenger was Jack Draper from Great Britain, who stretched the qualifier to the limit. De Jong won the first two sets but allowed his opponent to mount a comeback, losing the next two sets before clinching the final set.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Jesper de Jong match details

  • Date: May 29
  • Time: 4:45 PM (Tentative)
  • Venue: Paris, France

Carlos Alcaraz vs Jesper de Jong Preview

While it was good to see the two-time Grand Slam champion Carlos Alcaraz back in action, the supportive sleeve on his forearm still raised some noise among fans. However, Alcaraz was at his best, moving all around the court and displaying an array of shots to showcase his forearm’s fitness. The more time he spends on the court, the better his body will get equipped to move ahead.

The 21-year-old Spaniard would be happy with his performance and would want to repeat it in the second round. Alcaraz’s challenger will be the young Dutch player, Jesper de Jong. The newcomer from the Netherlands has had an impressive start to 2024, making his Grand Slam debut at the Australian Open earlier this year.

De Jong made his presence felt with a win against Jack Draper and the 2024 French Open is his second major event. The first round saw him register the biggest win of his career, beating the 35th-ranked Jack Draper. For someone who is used to playing in challenger series events, facing one of the favourites is a huge opportunity and De Jong would want to be at his best.

Head-to-Head

Matches – 0

Carlos Alcaraz – 0

Jesper de Jong – 0

This will be the first meeting between the qualifier Jesper de Jong and the World No.3 Carlos Alcaraz.

Where and how to watch live streaming and TV broadcast of the French Open second round match between Carlos Alcaraz and Jesper de Jong in India?

The second-round match between Carlos Alcaraz and Jesper de Jong will be available for Indian viewers courtesy of Sony Sports Network’s TV channel bouquet and its streaming service SonyLiv.

Prediction

While Carlos Alcaraz showed some rust in his French Open opener against JJ Wolf, conceding two breaks of serve, the data suggests the World No.3 is primed to find his best form against the resurgent Jesper de Jong in the second round.

The 21-year-old Spaniard has been utterly dominant on his day over the past year, amassing an impressive 80.6% overall win rate. Crucially, his ability to wrap up matches swiftly cannot be underestimated, with a stellar 73.1% first set win percentage during this period.

De Jong has been in inspired form himself lately, not dropping a set en route to qualifying before battling through a marathon five-setter against Jack Draper in round one. However, Alcaraz’s recent numbers in deciding sets will give the Dutchman cause for thought. The Spaniard has prevailed in an emphatic 75% of his matches across his last 10 outings, losing just one deciding set during that span.

Moreover, Alcaraz has demonstrated a propensity for straight-set victories when firing on all cylinders over the past year, claiming 42.6% of his wins without being extended to a decider. With matches under his belt following an injury layoff, he should prove too consistent across all facets of the game for the plucky De Jong

While the Dutch upstart will aim to extend his dream run, all signs point towards Alcaraz reasserting his dominance with an impressive straight-sets victory to cruise into the third round at Roland-Garros.

Result: Carlos Alcaraz to win in straight sets

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