Richard Gasquet v Carlos Alcaraz live stream | Australian Open 2024 preview, H2H and betting tips

Jamie Shaw in Australian Open 15 Jan 2024
Carlos Alcaraz of Spain in action (Credit Image: © Sydney Low/Cal Sport Media)

Carlos Alcaraz commences his 2024 Australian Open campaign with a clash against veteran Richard Gasquet on Tuesday.

Second seed Alcaraz is making only his third appearance in the Australian Open, having withdrawn from last year’s staging due to a foot injury.

The 20-year-old, who claimed Wimbledon glory in 2023, is out to improve on a below-par record in this particular grand slam and start the new calendar year in style with a statement performance against a stalwart of the sport.

Gasquet made his Australian Open debut 21 years ago but his glory days of three grand slam semi-finals seem a distant memory, with the 37-year-old having recently dropped out of the world’s top 100, ending the longest active streak of 956 weeks.

The match gets under way from around 9.30am GMT (8.30pm local time) in the Rod Laver Arena, with either Great Britain’s Dan Evans or Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego awaiting the winner in the Second Round.

Richard Gasquet v Carlos Alcaraz prediction

As the odds suggest, Alcaraz is the overwhelming favourite to cruise to victory and it’s difficult to envisage any other outcome.

Seventeen years separate these two players and that age gap should show, with Alcaraz likely to dominate the rally and put the Frenchman through his paces.

Gasquet suffered First Round exits in all four slams last season and that unwanted run looks set to be extended here, with the box office Spaniard well-fancied to prevail in straight sets.

Richard Gasquet v Carlos Alcaraz betting tip

Carlos Alcaraz to win 3-0 @ 4/11 with Bet365

Richard Gasquet v Carlos Alcaraz odds

Player Bet365 odds
Carlos Alcaraz 1/50
Richard Gasquet 18/1

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Richard Gasquet v Carlos Alcaraz Head-to-head

The only previous meeting between the two players came on clay in the 2021 ATP Umag final, with Alcaraz prevailing 6-2, 6-2 to clinch the title.

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