A spot in the finals of the 2022 Miami Open will be on the line on Friday night when Carlos Alcaraz and Hubert Hurkacz collide in a semifinal at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. An 18-year-old phenom from Spain, Alcaraz is the third youngest player to reach the men's semifinals in Miami. Seeded No. 14, he advanced to the semis by rallying for a three-set victory over Miomir Kecmanovic on Thursday. In the semis he will face the defending champion, Hurkacz, who reached the semifinal by knocking off top seed and world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev in straight sets on Thursday. Over the last two years, Hurkacz is 10-0 in Miami, dropping only three sets. The winner will face sixth-seeded Casper Ruud in the final on Sunday. 

The match is set to begin at 7 p.m. ET. Alcaraz is a -220 favorite (risk $220 to win $100) in the latest Alcaraz vs. Hurkacz odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Hurkacz is a +180 underdog. Before locking in any Hurkacz vs. Alcaraz picks or props, you need to see the 2022 Miami Open predictions and betting advice from internationally acclaimed tennis expert Sean Calvert.

Calvert is the handicapper who called Stan Wawrinka winning the 2014 Australian Open at 60-1. In the Miami Open in 2018, he did even better, correctly calling 100-1 long shot John Isner to win the title. And in 2019, Calvert took down a huge score on Dominic Thiem winning Indian Wells at 80-1. Anyone following his picks is way up.

Now, Calvert has scrutinized the latest Miami Open 2022 odds and released his coveted best bets for the Alcaraz vs. Hurkacz semifinal. He's only sharing his picks and expert tennis analysis at SportsLine.

Carlos Alcaraz vs. Hubert Hurkacz preview

For whatever reason, South Florida has brought out the best of Hurkacz the last two years. Since the beginning of 2021, he is a perfect 10-0 in Miami and just 40-28 everywhere else in the world. To further illustrate his affinity for the conditions in South Florida, he also has made the doubles finals at this year's tournament with partner John Isner.

Much of Hurkacz's success over the last year can be attributed to his serve. He ranks eighth in the world in serve rating (285.2) and ninth in percent of service games won (85.6). In Thursday's win over Medvedev, Hurkacz won 76.4 percent (42 of 55) of his first-serve points and saved three of the four break points he faced.

Meanwhile, no player has risen more over the last 16 months than Alcaraz. The phenom from Spain began 2021 ranked No. 141 in the world. But after going 32-17, winning the clay court title in Umag, Croatia, and reaching the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open, he finished the year No. 32.

Featuring a solid all-around game, Alcaraz has only continued his meteoric rise in 2022. He made the quarterfinals at Indian Wells and, after his run in Miami, became the youngest player to make the men's quarters at both Indian Wells and Miami. The only other teenagers to have accomplished that feat were Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and Andy Murray, who have combined to win 56 grand slam titles.

How to make Carlos Alcaraz vs. Hubert Hurkacz picks 

Calvert is leaning over 22.5 total games (-125), but he has two even stronger bets, including a play on the winner and a prop that returns around 7-1. Be sure to see Calvert's picks and analysis before making your Miami Open 2022 picks for the men's semifinal.

Who wins Hurkacz vs. Alcaraz in the 2022 Miami Open men's semifinal? And what first set wager does Calvert like? Visit SportsLine now to see Sean Calvert's best bets for Alcaraz vs. Hurkacz, all from the tennis handicapper who called Isner winning the 2018 Miami Open at 100-1.