Carlos Alcaraz vs Frances Tiafoe: 2024 Wimbledon - Preview & Prediction

Carlos Alcaraz vs Frances Tiafoe: 2024 Wimbledon - Preview & Prediction

by Zachary Wimer

Carlos Alcaraz will face Frances Tiafoe in the third round of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships, with both wanting to make it to the second round.

The American said in an interview ahead of the tournament that he was disappointed to have never played on the Centre Court in London. He's likely about to get his wish as he will be facing Alcaraz in the third round of the Championships, and it promises to be a great match.

The American promised a show once he finally got there, and fans will be hoping that he'll truly give them and his opponent a show. The Spaniard has been both shaky and brilliant in London so far.

He struggled in both matches a bit but also played some really strong tennis. Tiafoe did his part quite convincingly by playing some of the best tennis he's played this year, especially after going down 0-2 in his opening-round match, and winning six consecutive sets after that.


The American often rises up to challenges like these. The last time they played against each other was in the 2022 US Open semi-final, which was a spectacular match that went the distance.

Alcaraz won it in five sets, but the American was fairly close to winning, and he's been wanting a chance to redeem himself ever since. Grass is an interesting detail of this matchup, which can benefit and hurt both. Alcaraz is the far more stable player, but a very motivated Tiafoe is very hard to beat.

Carlos Alcaraz Frances Tiafoe
1 H2H 1
3 Rank 29
21 Age 26
28-6 2024 W/L 15-14
183-49 Career W/L 192-179


The crucial part will be how seriously Tiafoe plays. It's never a sure thing, but if he plays well, especially on his serve, then the third seed might face some issues.

The Spaniard has better shot-making, but Tiafoe's speed is not to be underestimated. Still, fans at SW19 should get at least four sets of action, with Alcaraz as the likely winner of the match.

Prediction: Carlos Alcaraz to win in four sets.


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