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Christopher O’Connell and Taro Daniel will faceoff in the opening round of the French Open. This matchup has all the makings of a thrilling battle that could go down to the wire, making it an exciting fixture for fans and neutrals alike. Read our ATP French Open predictions in this article.
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Christopher O’Connell vs Taro Daniel – Match Predictions
- 1 Christopher O’Connell vs Taro Daniel – Match Predictions
- 2 Christopher O’Connell vs Taro Daniel Preview
- 3 Christopher O’Connell vs Taro Daniel Match Details
Christopher O’Connell to Win
Out of the two, it is O’Connell we believe should claim passage into the next round. The Australian arrived in Paris with a strong sense of momentum, having achieved notable success on clay courts in recent tournaments. He reached the quarterfinals or better in Marrakech, Munich and Geneva. In contrast, Daniel has encountered difficulties in securing victories, struggling in both challenger and ATP events after a promising quarterfinal run in Acapulco and back-to-back third-round appearances in the Indian Wells and Miami Masters. Given O’Connell’s better form and recent success, he is the clear favourite to claim victory in this match against Daniel.
Over 37.5 Games
Despite their differing results, the first-round duel between O’Connell and Daniel is expected to be a highly competitive battle, with a prediction of over 37.5 games. Both players have been involved in three-set affairs leading up to their French Open encounter, showcasing their ability to push their opponents to the limit. Despite the results not always going in their favour, O’Connell and Daniel have consistently forced the issue into long battles on the court. Considering their resilience and previous experiences, it is anticipated that the race to three sets will lead to a lengthy and intense match, resulting in over 37.5 games played.
Christopher O’Connell vs Taro Daniel Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the French Open.
Christopher O’Connell arrives in Paris with strong momentum and a series of victories on clay courts. In the past month, he achieved notable success by reaching the quarterfinals or better in three consecutive tournaments: Marrakech, Split Challenger, and Munich. Although he faced an unfortunate outcome in Geneva, where he held a set and a break lead against Grigor Dimitrov before ultimately losing, his overall performance has been impressive.
Taro Daniel is known for delivering high-quality performances during his peak moments but has faced challenges in securing victories recently. His recent successful period came to an end a couple of months ago after an impressive quarterfinal run in Acapulco and back-to-back third-round appearances at the Indian Wells Masters and Miami Masters. Since then, he has struggled to find success on the main tour and has lost four of his last five matches at this level.
Christopher O’Connell vs Taro Daniel Head to Head
This is the first meeting between O’Connell and Daniel on the ATP tour.
Christopher O’Connell vs Taro Daniel Match Details
- When will this match start? This match starts not before 11:30 GMT on 29 May.
- What is the prize money for Roland Garros in 2023? The total prize money for the 2023 edition of the French Open stands at €43.9 million.
- Where can I watch French Open 2023 in the UK? Fans in the UK can watch this match on Eurosport.
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