Match-fitness of the favorites
If you analyze the match-fitness in the current season of the top favorites to reach the final of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell next Sunday, the names of the players that will face each other in the potential quarterfinals stand out: Stefanos Tsisipas and Carlos Alcaraz. The Greek native arrives in Barcelona having defended his title in Montecarlo and holds a record of 22 matches won so far in 2022, having also reached the semifinals of the Australian Open and the final in Rotterdam. In the case of the El Palmar, Murcia native has already won 18 matches and two titles, having lifted the trophy in Rio de Janeiro and the recent Masters 1000 in Miami.
They are followed by Diego Schwartzman and Felix Auger-Aliassime in terms of victories with 16 matches won ( the Argentine has one more if you also count his debut on the Barcelona clay), and one title for the Canadian ( Marsella).
Other two tennis players which will for sure advance in the main draw of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell are Cameron Norrie and Casper Ruud. The Brit, who struggled in his first match in Barcelona, lifted the trophy in Delray Beach and fell in the Acapulco final to Rafa Nadal, scoring 15 victories. Meanwhile the second seed of the tournament, the Norwegian Ruud, is one victory short but won the title in Buenos Aires and reached the final in Miami where he lost to Alcaraz.
In summary, the biggest names of the tournament come with a lot of match play. With a lot of battles among them. With lots of hard fought wins and eager to continue to do well under the sun of the Catalan capital. They will give it their all and the crowd of the RCTB will appreciate it.