French Open Tennis

Brandon Nakashima vs Denis Shapovalov Prediction and Odds: French Open 2023

Sparks will fly as Brandon Nakashima and Denis Shapovalov go toe-to-toe with each other on Monday morning. Which of these players will book a place in the second round of the French Open?

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.

Brandon Nakashima vs Denis Shapovalov – Match Predictions

As these players set their sights on a place in the round of 64, these are our predictions and tips for this match

Brandon Nakashima to Emerge Victorious

We haven’t been too impressed by Denis Shapovalov’s results in recent weeks, or this season for that matter. The Canadian player suffered three losses in his last four singles matches; he has a 7-9 win/loss record so far in 2023. On the other hand, Brandon Nakashima reached the semi-final of the Lyon Open last year, he has fared relatively better than Shapovalov these past few months. Keeping in mind that Nakashima emerged victorious the only other time these players met, we are fairly confident that Nakashima will win this match.

Less Than 40 Total Games

Next, let’s take a look at the over/under games market. Although we don’t expect this match to be very one-sided, we believe that the 39.5 game line is a bit too high for this match. As a matter of fact, this match could end in four sets, and still comfortably go below 40 games. It may interest you to know that nine of Brandon Nakashima’s last 11 matches ended in minimum sets, five of Denis Shapovalov’s last seven singles matches too. On that note, we are taking the under option here.

Brandon Nakashima vs Denis Shapovalov Preview

We’ve sorted out our predictions for Nakashima vs Shapovalov; let’s see how these players have fared ahead of this tournament.

Brandon Nakashima

Brandon Nakashima is coming off a semi-final berth at the Lyon Open; he is starting to pick up some speed, after a slow start to the year. The American player will have a tricky task ahead of him, as he faces former World number 10 Denis Shapovalov in the first round; it’ll be interesting to see how he matches up against the Canadian.

Denis Shapovalov

On the other hand, the past couple of weeks have not been very pleasant for Denis Shapovalov; he suffered three losses in his last four singles matches, with two of those coming in straight sets. Interestingly, the Canadian player has a negative win/loss record this year; he’ll hope to improve that record by winning this match.

Brandon Nakashima vs Denis Shapovalov Head to Head

This will be the second encounter between these players. They previously met at Wimbledon last year, where Nakashima came out on top in four sets.

Brandon Nakashima vs Denis Shapovalov Match Details

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