Carlos Alcaraz vs Alejandro Tabilo – First Round – Preview & Prediction | 2022 Australian Open
When is Carlos Alcaraz vs Alejandro Tabilo on and what time does it start? Carlos Alcaraz vs Alejandro Tabilo will take place on Monday 17th January, 2022 – not before 00:00 (UK)
Where is Carlos Alcaraz vs Alejandro Tabilo taking place? Carlos Alcaraz vs Alejandro Tabilo will take place at Melbourne Mark in Melbourne, Australia
What surface is Carlos Alcaraz vs Alejandro Tabilo being played on? Carlos Alcaraz vs Alejandro Tabilo will take place on an outdoor hard court
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What channel is Carlos Alcaraz vs Alejandro Tabilo on in the UK? Carlos Alcaraz vs Alejandro Tabilo will be televised live on Eurosport
Where can I stream Carlos Alcaraz vs Alejandro Tabilo in the UK? Eurosport subscribers can stream Carlos Alcaraz vs Alejandro Tabilo live on their website, while Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live on Sky Go
World number 33 Carlos Alcaraz will be seeded at a major for the first time in his young career after a blistering run to the Next Gen ATP Finals title late last season. The 18-year-old also won his first ATP tour title last season at the Umag Open on clay but his exploits at the US Open, where he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas handily over five sets, to reach the quarter-finals. Barring serious injury or other outside influences, the teenager is almost certainly a future world number one in training.
World number 136 Alejandro Tabilo enjoyed an impressive ATP Cup campaign with Chile last week in Sydney and he took that form into the Australian Open qualifiers to qualify as the 16th seed. The 24-year-old found some success on the Challenger circuit last season on clay. Tabilo reached the second round of the Australian Open two years ago before an exit to John Isner in what was his only previous major appearance.
This is no gimme for 18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz against a player who exceeded expectations for Chile at the ATP Cup. Furthermore, Alcaraz is coming into Melbourne a little cold with his last match a title-winning victory over Sebastian Korda at the Next Gen ATP Finals last November. Alejandro Tabilo has played well enough this year to snatch a set here and that makes taking Alcaraz as the outright winner here a necessary concession.