‘Big match’ Alcalas VS Tsitsipas face off for the Barcelona Open championship
Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour world ranking second place Carlos Alkaras (20, Spain) and fifth place Stefanos Tsitsipas (24, Greece) will face off in the final of the Barcelona Open.
Alcalas defeated Daniel Evans (33, England, world No. 26) 2-0 (6-2 6-2) in the ATP Tour 500 Series Barcelona Open singles semifinal held in Barcelona, Spain on the 22nd (Korean time).
Alkaras won the Masters 1000 Series BNP Paribas Open last month. At the Miami Open that followed, he reached the quarterfinals, but failed to advance to the final.
Alcaras, the top seed of this tournament held in Barcelona, Spain, advanced to the finals for the second year in a row. As the ‘defending champion’, he will challenge for a second consecutive victory in this event.
Tsitsipas also advanced to the final by defeating Lorenzo Musetti (21, Italy, world No. 20) 2-1 (6-4 5-7 6-3) in the semifinals.
Tsitsipas finished runner-up at this year’s Australian Open. In the final, he faced Novak Djokovic (36, Serbia, world No. 1) for his first Grand Slam title. However, he had to be satisfied with the runner-up, failing to overcome the wall of Djokovic, the ‘Man of the Australian Open’.
Chichipas, who reached the final of the Barcelona Open this year, will challenge for his first title of the year.
As for the opponent record between Alkaras and Chichipas, Alkaras has the upper hand with 3 wins. In the quarterfinals of last year’s Barcelona Open, Alkaras won 2-1 (6-4 5-7 6-2) 토스카지노.
“It’s really comfortable to play for Barcelona. Stefanos (Chitsipas) is also playing great,” said Alcaras, who confirmed his place in the final. “I know he’s a really good guy off the court. In the final, I’ll focus on my game and try to win.”
Tsitsipas reached the final of the 2021 Barcelona Open, but lost the championship cup to Rafael Nadal (37, Spain) of the’soil god’.
He said, “For my first win at Barcelona, my will is strong and my heart is the same. I will try to do the best I can.”
Meanwhile, TV channels SPOTV and SPOTV ON, and sports OTT service SPOTV NOW will broadcast the ATP Tour Barcelona Open and Sprska Open finals live via satellite. It will also be broadcast live on SPOTV ASIA (Spotv Asia). Sporty Asia is a channel broadcasting to 13 countries in Southeast Asia, and broadcasts tennis grand slam tournaments such as Wimbledon and US Open, men’s professional tennis ATP tour, motorcycle racing competition MotoGP (GP), WTT (World Table Tennis) table tennis competition, and BWF ( World Badminton Federation) Badminton competition, International Sports Climbing (IFSC), Sports Climbing World Cup, etc. are provided.