Queen's Club 2024: Carlos Alcaraz vs Jack Draper preview, head-to-head, prediction, and pick | Cinch Championships

 Carlos Alcaraz vs Jack Draper - img source - getty
Carlos Alcaraz vs Jack Draper - img source - getty

Match Details

Fixture: (1) Carlos Alcaraz vs Jack Draper

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024

Tournament: Cinch Championships 2024

Round: Second round (Round of 16)

Venue: London, United Kingdom

Category: ATP 500

Surface: Grass

Prize money: €2,411,390

Live telecast: USA - Tennis Channel | Canada - TSN | UK - Amazon Prime Video

Carlos Alcaraz vs Jack Draper preview

Alcaraz at the cinch Championships - Day Two
Alcaraz at the cinch Championships - Day Two

Top seed Carlos Alcaraz will square off against Jack Draper in the second round of the Queens Club Championships on Thursday, June 20, 2024.

Alcaraz has raised the bar for his peers in the last couple of years. He's chalked up 26 wins from 31 matches this season, including title-winning runs in the BNP Paribas Open and the 2024 French Open. He also reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, where he lost to Alexander Zverev in four sets.

The Spaniard started his campaign in London by cruising past Francisco Cerundolo in the first round. He defeated the Argentine in one hour and 22 minutes, 6-1, 7-5. Alcaraz will be hoping to make a significant impact on his second appearance at the Queens Club Championships.

Draper at the cinch Championships - Day One
Draper at the cinch Championships - Day One

Jack Draper, meanwhile, is among the most talented players on the men's tour at the moment. He's made a propitious start to the season by amassing 19 wins from 31 matches, including a title-winning run at the Stuttgart Open. Further, in the Munich Open quarterfinals, he lost to Taylor Fritz in three sets.

The Brit captured his first title on the main tour by defeating Matteo Berrettini at the Stuttgart Open last week. He continued his rich vein of form and outmuscled Mariano Navone 6-3, 6-2 in the Queens Club Championships. Draper will be keen to present a stern challenge to Alcaraz.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Jack Draper head-to-head

Alcaraz leads the head-to-head against Draper 2-0. He defeated the Brit most recently at the 2023 BNP Paribas Open.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Jack Draper odds

Player Name Moneyline Handicap Bets Total Games
Carlos Alcaraz
Jack Draper

Odds will be updated when available.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Jack Draper prediction

Draper cinch Championships - Day Two
Draper cinch Championships - Day Two

Alcaraz kicked off his title defence in London with a comfortable win over Francisco Cerundolo. He won 79% of his first serve points and hardly put a foot wrong against the Argentine. With eight wins on the trot, he will be fancying his chances of making a deep run in London.

Draper, on the contrary, is also on a six-match winning streak on the tour. Despite an early setback in Paris, he turned things around and captured his maiden ATP title in Stuttgart. The Brit put up a flawless performance in the first round and won 85% of his first serve points.

Not a lot of people would bet against Alcaraz, who's in sublime form at the moment. His powerful all-round game, eagle-eyed precision and versatile skill-set allows him to dominate most opponents on tour. Draper's morale and handy serve could make this an interesting contest. However, getting past the top seed will still be a demanding task for the Brit.

Pick: Carlos Alcaraz to win in three sets.

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