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A place in the second round of the Western & Southern Open is at stake as Alex de Minaur and J J Wolf draw swords on Tuesday. Which of these players will be left standing at the end of this tie?
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Alex de Minaur vs J J Wolf – match predictions
As Alex de Minaur and Jeffrey John Wolf battle for a round of 32 spot, these are our predictions and tips for this match
Alex de Minaur to come out on top
We would like to point out that Jeffrey John Wolf is coming off back-to-back straight sets losses against Tallon Griekspoor and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. The American player has not been very consistent lately; he has as many wins as he has losses in his last 18 matches. On the other hand, Alex de Minaur earned his place in the final of the Canadian Open last week, defeating players like Daniil Medvedev, Cameron Norrie and Taylor Fritz. Considering the Australian won the only other encounter between these players, we believe he’ll advance to the next round when it’s all said and done.
Next, let’s take a look at the ‘total sets’ market. It’s worth mentioning that these players have been involved in a lot of three-setters lately. While six of Alex de Minaur’s last seven singles matches ended in two sets, all of Jeffrey John Wolf’s last 10 matches ended in minimum sets (including best-of-five tournaments). Bearing in mind that these two played out a two-setter when they met last year, we should expect this match to end in straight sets.
Alex de Minaur vs J J Wolf preview
Now that we’ve gotten our Alex de Minaur vs J J Wolf predictions out of the way, let’s see how these players have fared in recent weeks.
Alex de Minaur
Alex de Minaur looked really solid at the Canadian Open last week; as he held his own against Daniil Medvedev, Cameron Norrie and Taylor Fritz en route to the final. The Australian player has five wins in his last six matches, and he’ll fancy his chances against J J Wolf.
Jeffrey John Wolf
Unlike today’s opponent, J J Wolf has not particularly enjoyed his best form lately; as he lost his last two matches in straight sets. The American player will hope to avenge his loss to Alex de Minaur at the Stockholm Open last year; it’ll be interesting to see how he matches up against the Australian.
Alex de Minaur vs J J Wolf head to head
This will be the second encounter between Alex de Minaur and J J Wolf. These players previously clashed at the Stockholm Open last year, where de Minaur won in straight sets.
Alex de Minaur vs J J Wolf match details
- Who won the last time these players met? Alex de Minaur won the previous clash between these players in straight sets.
- When will this match start? This match is scheduled for Tuesday 15th August.
- On which surface will this match be played? The de Minaur vs Wolf match will be played on an outdoor hard court.
- Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? Alex de Minaur is favoured over his American opponent.
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