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I think they will play on Wednesday exactly on Carlos' 18th birthday.

Would be nice if Carlos could work himself a nice birthday present and make it "the passing of the torch" moment. But I think Rafa will not give anything for free to his younger countryman.

What have you got, MTF?
 

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Rafa will take him to school, but that's alright.

Pushing for Carlos here, though. Boy is an exciting young player. Not many of those for the last few -not that few tbh- years!
 

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Something like 6-2 6-2 if Rafa takes it seriously. Maybe I am a little bit biased, because the last 3 matches of Alcaraz I watched were 3 defeats (Cilic, Tiafoe, Munar), but I cannot believe he can even get to the tiebreak here.
 

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A passing of the torch is too much to ask, but maybe Carlos can keep it interesting for some time? An exciting match-up nonetheless. How big is the difference between the top 18-year-old and the (soon to be) top 35-year-old?
 

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Would be wonderful if Carlos could win of course, but Nadal will have his number probably something like 6/2 6/2 lets not forget he is a Spaniard and idolises Nadal.
 

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I added my vote to make it more varied, not because I think Carlos has a chance. 😂
 

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We'll see what Alcaraz is made of, no?

Will he fight or will he simper?

Will he make his mark or will he bow to his elder?
 

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Cool,Alcarazz has game to trouble current Rafa.4 years ago this match would've been ez pz,but now everything psb
 

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Would be nice to see the moment, but very unlikely.

We will definitely learn something about Alcaraz though - if he bends over as it’s his idol, that’s not a great look. If he ups his game as it’s his rival and a legend on his home court, then I think that’s a positive for the future.

Nadal 6-4, 6-3.
 

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This match has Hamburg 2003 Nadal vs Moya vibes, though I expect the same outcome: Rafa d. Carlos in straight sets
 
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