Fergal Brickley

Tennis Specialist

 

ATP Paris  – Matchup: Carlos Alcaraz v Hugo Gaston

 

Gaston’s style of play has worked effectively in these super slow conditions, his variety and ability to constantly mix up the tempo of the rally is one of the most unique playing styles on tour.

 

Gaston has a loopy lefty topspin forehand which he can craft angles with, opponents also have to deal with plenty of low pace balls and this can cause unforced errors when they have to generate their own pace so often, Gaston cand deprive players of rhythm. 

 

Gaston also has the drop shot which he can execute beautifully. Alcaraz is the overwhelming favorite but this is his first time facing Gaston, he won’t feel particularly comfortable in the early exchanges and the underdog has huge home support.

 

One close set virtually cashes this total, expect Gaston’s variety to pose the young Spaniard a challenge.

 

Over 20.5 Games

 

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