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The Austrian Open kicks off with an exciting first-round clash between Alexei Popyrin and Arthur Rinderknech. Popyrin, after a challenging period last year, has turned his fortunes around with solid performances, culminating in a title win at Umag. On the other hand, Rinderknech comes into this match fresh off a confidence-boosting title victory at the Challenger level. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
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Alexei Popyrin vs Arthur Rinderknech – Match Predictions
Alexei Popyrin to Win
Both Popyrin and Rinderknech arrive on the back of tournament wins. It leaves little imagination to separate them on the basis of form or momentum. Looking back, their h2h is at 1-1 apiece, making the task more difficult. We are siding with Popyrin, who overcome the stiffer challenges of Ofner and Wawrinka in Umag. Moreover, he earned a 2-0 win over Rinderknech in Hertogenbosch and should have enough in the tank to deliver a second victory against him.
2-1 to Alexei Popyrin
Popyrin’s wins over Warrinka and Arnaldi in Umag’s final championship matches were three-set affairs. Interstingly, Rinderknech has also showcased his tendency to stay in the match with three of his last four wins coming with a 2-1 scoreline. The French ace will make it difficult for Popyrin but after overcoming Wawrinka in Umag, he should have enough to respond in kind and triumph with a 2-1 scorecard.
Alexei Popyrin vs Arthur Rinderknech Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Austrian Open.
Lately, Popyrin’s tennis game has been on fire. He showcased his exceptional skills and determination in his most recent outing at Umag, where he clinched the title. His proficiency on clay was evident when he defeated Stan Wawrinka, who still remains a force to be reckoned with on the red surface. Popyrin’s impressive run during the European clay swing, including victories against Felix Auger-Aliassime, Sebastian Ofner and Tallon Griekspoor, further solidified his position as a competitive force on this surface.
Like Popyrin, Rinderknech has been enjoying a fantastic run of form recently. Despite facing some struggles earlier in the year, he managed to turn things around with an incredible title-winning campaign at the Challenger level in Zug. The victory served as a significant boost to his confidence, and he has shown immense determination in bouncing back. With his recent success, Rinderknech is primed to take on new challenges and continue his journey towards even greater achievements.
Alexei Popyrin vs Arthur Rinderknech Head to Head
The head-to-head record between Popyrin and Rinderknech stands at 1-1, making their upcoming clash at the Austrian Open all the more intriguing. The French ace triumphed in their 2022 Australian Open meeting while Popyrin brought their record on parity with a 2-0 win in Hertogenbosch this year.
Alexei Popyrin vs Arthur Rinderknech Match Details
- What is the prize money for Austrian Open 2023? The total prize money for Austrian Open 2023 is €562,815.
- Who is the top seed of the Austrian Open? Tomas Martin Etcheverry & Yannick Hanfmann have top billing at Austrian Open 2023.
- Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is Raiffeisen Sportpark Graz.
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