Alexei Popyrin vs Holger Rune Prediction and Odds: Italian Open 2023

Holger Rune is among the top favorites to win the Italian Open and he will go against Popyrin in the round of 16 match. The Australian is having a tough week after coming through the qualifiers.

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Alexei Popyrin vs Holger Rune – Match Predictions

Holger Rune still didn’t face any real challenge in the previous two matches in Rome. He is having a good season and Popyrin will not stand long in his way.

Rune 2-0

After Alcaraz’s loss, Rune’s chances to go all the way in the tournament increases and he will waste no time nor strength in the match against Popyrin. Rune is much better player and will take control of the match early on. Popyrin may have his moments, but the Norwegian will easily win this one in straight sets.

Alexei Popyrin +4.5

Popyrin has a good serve and moves well on the court. This is the first time for him to make it to the main draw in Rome and he will not go out without a fight. The fact that this will be his sixth match in less than a week will take it’s toll but he will still manage to stay long enough in this match to cover the +4.5 games spread.

Alexei Popyrin vs Holger Rune Preview

Holger Rune is among the top seeds in the tournament and so far he has proven his quality. In the round of 16, he will go against Popyrin who already played 5 matches in Rome.

Alexei Popyrin

Popyrin is ranked at No. 77 with his best ranking being at No. 59. The Australian is 23-14 so far in the season and 10-4 on clay. Popyrin went through the qualifiers to defeat two Italian players Riccardo Bonadio and Andrea Pellegrino to make it to the main draw. He didn’t stop there as he defeated Chris O’Connell, Felix Auger Aliassime and Roman Safiulin to make it this far in the tournament. Earlier this season, Popyrin made it to two semifinals in the challenger tour, in Phoenix and Manama.

Holger Rune

Rune is currently having his best ranking in his young career being at No. 7. The Danish player is 24-9 for the season including 10-2 on clay. He has been dominant in the first two rounds in Rome defeating Arthur Flis and Fabio Fognini, both in straight sets. Earlier this season, Rune won the title in Munich defeating Botic Van Den Zandschulp in a close match that went into the decisive tie-break. This is Rune’s second time playing in Rome after last year when he didn’t pass the qualifiers.

Alexei Popyrin vs Holger Rune Head to Head

This will be the first match between these two players.

Rome Masters / Italian Open

Alexei Popyrin vs Holger Rune Match Details

  • Date and Time: The match will start on Tuesday, May 16 at 11 AM
  • Venue: The match will be played on Grand Stand Arena
  • Where to watch the match in UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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