Top seed Carlos Alcaraz and seventh seed Alex de Minaur will contest the final at the Queen’s Club Championship on Sunday. Alcaraz defeated unseeded Sebastian Korda in the semifinals while de Minaur outplayed second-seed Holger Rune. For Alcaraz, this will be his sixth final of the season but the first ever on grass. He has won four titles to take his tally to 10 in just 13 finals played in his career. The young Spaniard burst onto the scene last season as he won five of the seven finals he contested including two Masters and a Grand Slam. He has picked up this season from where he left off and if he wins on Sunday, will move back up to number one in the ATP. Alcaraz is currently ranked second. He switched to grass for the season in London where four of his 39 total wins have come. This will be the second meeting between him and de Minaur after his semifinal win in Barcelona last season.
Alex de Minaur has not played a final yet this season but has won his last four tournament deciders. This should have him confident, especially as one of those finals was on grass in Eastbourne. The Australian has performed exceptionally well in tour finals and has won seven titles out of the 11 he has contested. So far this year he has managed 21 wins in the 33 matches he has played with five of those coming on grass. In London, where he is making his fourth appearance, he has dominated and has dropped only one set in four matches. Having defeated five-time champion Andy Murray and current world number six Holger Rune, de Minaur will fancy his chances even more. He is now up two places to 16th in the live ranking.
This is a final that could go either way, looking at how both players have played in the tournament. De Minaur has however had title-winning outings on grass before in his career. That, and a good understanding of the grass surface should give him the favorite’s status. Our prediction for Carlos Alcaraz v Alex de Minaur is for de Minaur to win.