Alex De Minaur vs Jack Draper prediction and odds: Japan Open 2023

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The Japan Open is set to kick off with a thrilling encounter between Alex De Minaur and Jack Draper. The Australian is in his third tournament of the ATP Asian swing while this is Draper’s first event in the far east.

Our favourite Alex De Minaur vs Jack Draper – match predictions

De Minaur enters Tokyo Open after a first-round exit in Shanghai while Draper had a quarter-final exit in Mouilleron-le-Captif.

2 Total Sets @ 4/7 (1.57)

Results have come in straight sets for matches involving Alex. Four of his last five matches have come in this fashion, two straight-set defeats and as many defeats in this period. Draper’s results have come in the same manner with four of his last five matches also finishing in two sets. As they meet in the first round, we expect the match to finish early and conclude without needing a deciding set.

Under 22.5 Games @ 17/20 (1.85)

De Minaur’s last couple of matches have seen 21 and 22 games, respectively. On the other hand, Draper has been efficient in his outings, conceding only 9 games in the process. Against Jurij Rodionov he only played 13 games while Yuta Shimizu gave him a tougher task in 20 games. As De Minaur and Draper meet, we expect the trend to continue and finished with under 22.5 games.

Alex De Minaur vs Jack Draper odds

De Minaur, with a 57.1% chance of winning, enters the contest as the favorite, but he will need to bring his A-game against the determined Draper, who boasts a 48.8% chance of securing victory.

De Minaur takes on Draper in Japan Open showdown

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Alex De Minaur preview

De Minaur has been active on the ATP tour in 2023, impressing with his 39-22 win/loss record. He claimed silverware success in Acapulco and finished runner-up in Queen’s Club, Los Cabos and Toronto Masters. However, he has been on a poor run of form since the fourth-round exit at the US Open, getting knocked out of the China Open in the second round and was shoved out of the Shanghai Masters on the first hurdle.

Jack Draper preview

Draper was in the news recently for annoying Sir Andy Murray while returning from their Davis Cup tie. He defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis 2-1 and followed it up with a run to the final of the Orleans Challenger. Following the 2-1 defeat to Tomas Machac, he impressed in the Mouilleron-Le-Captif Challenger where he earned a quarter-final finish. In Japan, he has impressed with straight sets victory in the qualifying rounds, conceding only 9 games in the process.

Alex De Minaur vs Jack Draper head to head

Duels between Alex De Minaur vs Jack Draper have gone in one, in favour of the British star.
This is the first meeting between Alex De Minaur vs Jack Draper on the ATP tour.

Key match details

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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 03:00 GMT on 17 October.
  • What is the prize money for Japan Open 2023? The total prize money for the Japan Open 2023 is $2,013,940.
  • Who is the reigning Japan Open champion? Taylor Fritz is the reigning Japan Open champion.

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