Friday is the day of the Miami Open semifinals, and a replay of the Australian Open’s final is likely to occur. The Grigor Dimitrov vs Carlos Alcaraz is going to be an exciting clash.

After shocking World No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz in Thursday night’s quarterfinals, Grigor Dimitrov will face Alexander Zverev in the semifinals to reach his third ATP Masters 1000 final. Daniil Medvedev, who tragically lost a two-set lead to Jannik Sinner in Melbourne, will be aiming for retribution in the other semifinal match.

Previous Games and Head to Head

The confidence of Grigor Dimitrov, who defeated Carlos Alcaraz 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday, will carry over into this encounter. This was his second straight victory against the Spaniard; he had previously won in October. On Friday, however, Zverev will play a very different tennis. The German will rely on his strong serve and backhand to slow Dimitrov’s groundstrokes. 

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In their four 2023 meetings, Zverev came out on top, with three victories coming in straight sets. Even worse for Dimitrov, Zverev hasn’t lost to him since 2014, when he was seventeen. Dimitrov must perform high while serving and unleashing his lethal one-handed backhand. Yet

Our Predictions

Zverev to win in three sets

Given his commanding advantage in the head-to-head matchup versus Dimitrov, Zverev will enter the court as the clear favorite. The German’s unbeatable serve has been critical to his success in Miami. He has gone two matches without encountering a breakpoint and has only lost service once during the whole event. Additionally, he has a commanding lead over Dimitrov, who ranks 25th in the ATP serve rating, sitting at No. 4.

With his victory against Alcaraz, the Bulgarian will be riding high in confidence, but Zverev presents another ballgame. Without a doubt, Dimitrov has the flair and baseline prowess to defeat Zverev in rallies. However, he has failed to capitalize on break opportunities since his conversion percentage is below 50%. 

Although he will undoubtedly be confident in his prospects, he will need better statistics than that to pull off an upset on the fast hardcourts of Miami against a great serve like Zverev. On out Grigor Dimitrov vs Carlos Alcaraz, we believe Zverev will win in three sets