Caroline Garcia vs Madison Keys, Australian Open R4 Prediction

Australian Open ?? R4 Prediction
?? (8) Caroline Garcia vs ?? (17) Madison Keys

This is going to be an exciting match between two players with extreme potential, both are right on the verge of taking the next step an solidifying their spot in the top 10. Both Garcia and Keys have very attacking games, both love to dictate play and are at their best when on the front foot. It is Keys who has more firepower but it is Garcia who has a more versatile game. Both players will have similar plans heading into this match, both will want to get on the front foot and dictate play from up in the court.

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I’m going to give the edge to Garcia here. I think Garcia is battle hardened heading into this match having already come through some very tough tests this week. Conversely, Keys has not really been challenged and therefore has not had to execute her game under pressure. I think Garcia has more to her game and therefore has the slight edge. If Madison’s attacking game is not firing, there is still not really a plan B. Conversely. Garcia doesn’t mind paying with more margin, the Frenchwoman has more shape on her ground strokes, has better movement around the court and is more capable at the net. In what should be a really close match, I think Garcia will emerge victorious.

Prediction: Caroline Garcia to defeat Madison Keys in 3 sets

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