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The Astana Open roars to life with a marquee first-round matchup that pits two young and dynamic talents, Alexei Popyrin and Sebastian Korda, against each other. With both players hungry for success after disappointing US Open results, making this an exciting spectacle for fans and neutrals alike.
Our favourite Alexei Popyrin vs Sebastian Korda – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Alexei Popyrin vs Sebastian Korda – match predictions
- 2 Astana Open opener promises fireworks as Popyrin takes on Korda in thrilling encounter
- 3 Key match details
The duo will be to make their mark in Kazakhstan, this contest promises a thrilling start to the Astana Open. Both Popyrin and Korda bring a unique blend of power and finesse to the court, making this first-round encounter a must-watch affair.
2-0 to Sebastian Korda @ 19/20 (1.95)
Korda is the more established star and has been active since his US Open disappointment. Popyrin went into his shell after the Flushing Meadows heartache and only returning to the competitive fold now. It is Korda who defeated Popyrin in straight sets while the duo were plying their trade on the Challenger circuit and we are anticipating a similar conclusion to this meeting.
Under 22.5 Games @ 9/10 (1.90)
Popyrin has struggled to punch above his weight, struggling against players higher than him. The Umag Open winner has a tough task on his hands as Korda arrives after a semi-final finish in the Zhuhai Championships. His last win over Tomas Martin Etcheverry saw him only concede three games, while Popyrin could only take 8 games from him in their battle in 2020. With Popyrn being out of action and Korda active on the tour, we expect an early finish to this duel.
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Astana Open opener promises fireworks as Popyrin takes on Korda in thrilling encounter
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.
Alexei Popyrin preview
The Australian ace has been licking his wounds since his first round exit at the hands of Dominic Strciker in the US Open. Stricker imposed his will in that duel, pouring water on Popyrin’s ambitions as he entered on the back of a quarter-final exit in the Cincinnati Masters. The Australian ace does not have fond memories against Korda after tasting defeat against him on the Challenger circuit and will be gunning to avenge his defeat.
Sebastian Korda preview
After an early exit at the US Open, Korda travelled to Zhuhai for the final stretch of the 2023 campaign. He impressed in his journey to the semi-finals but could not get the better of the returning Karen Khachanov. The Russian ace claimed a straight-sets victory to book a final meeting and defeated Yoshito Nishioka in the final. Korda will rue the missed opportunity and will be gunning to avenge it against Popyrin in Astana.
Alexei Popyrin vs Sebastian Korda head to head
This is the second meeting between Alexei and Sebastian on the ATP tour, the latter triumphing in straight sets in the Exkental quarter-finals.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 05:00 GMT on 28 September.
- Who is the top seed of the Astana Open? Tallon Griekspoor is the top seed at the Astana Open 2023.
- Who is the reigning Astana Open champion? Novak Djokovic is the reigning Astana Open champion.
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