Spain’s highly-talented teenager will face French wild card Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the first round of the 2021 Paris Masters on Monday, November 1. Get the live streaming options of this Carlos Alcaraz v Pierre-Hugues Herbert match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Carlos Alcaraz v Pierre-Hugues Herbert Head to Head
This will be the first career meeting between Carlos Alcaraz, the World No. 42 and French veteran Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
Alcaraz Comes Off Age In Vienna
When you are good enough, you are old enough. And for Carlos Alcaraz, 18 is just a number and not a mere representation of his rookie status in the ATP rooster.
Alcaraz came off age at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna where he reached his first indoor hard court semifinal, escaping the shackles of experienced heads such as Dan Evans, Andy Murray and Matteo Berrettini.
His stirring victory over the Italian which took nearly three hours was a contender for match of the year. Alcaraz registered his second Top-10 win in as many weeks following his dramatic five-set win over Tsitsipas at the US Open.
There was so much praise for the nifty Spaniard that some social media users went ballistic over Alcaraz’s abilities. The Spaniard embodied the notion that he a was transfusion of the extraordinary defense of Nadal and the outrageous power of Del Potro as one user claimed.
How could an 18-year-old hit the a ball so pure that leaves not just fans, but his opponents gawking? I guess the answer is that Alcaraz is a special talent.
Herbert Looks To Impress On Home Soil
Pierre-Hugues Herbert is chasing his first main draw win at tour level for more than two months. The 31-year-old Frenchman has fallen outside the world’s Top 100 and only got his slot in Paris courtesy of a wild card entrant.
Lately, the World No. 104 has played a handful of Challenger tournaments in order to summon his gumption and restore his confidence that has been torn from his lack of wins.
This is in stark contrast to the first half of the year where the big-serving Herbert reached his fourth ATP final beating a quartet of seasoned pros such as Tsitsipas, Cameron Norrie, Ugo Humbert, and Kei Nishikori en route to the final.
Herbert fell in the first round of the Brest Challenger in his most recent bout at the hands of Federico Gaio. This will be Herbert’s eighth main draw appearance at the Paris Masters. But incredibly, he has won just matches down the years.
Alcaraz v Herbert Prediction and Tip
Herbert is yet to win a main draw match at tour level since Winston-Salem towards the end of August. And he is coming up against the tour’s bone-crushing forehand. Expect smooth sailing for the Spanish teenager.