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It’s time for the battle of the Cincinnati Open wildcards – Nakashima vs Wawrinka is a particularly interesting first-round match-up. And when it comes to backing the most likely outcomes with enticing odds, I’ve got you covered with the information shared below.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Nakashima vs Wawrinka – match predictions
You’ve got to love the matches that involve veterans of the game taking on the young guns. And that’s precisely what’s coming up with Wawrinka vs Nakashima in the Western & Southern Open. This is a first-round match with plenty on the line for both guys, and since they are both wildcards, this makes it all the more interesting. Additionally, Nakashima is 74 in the world while Wawrinka is 49 in the world, so they aren’t too different in rankings either.
As for the top tennis predictions today that you should consider covering for this game, I’ve got two markets for you:
Wawrinka to win
Although this could well be a very tight contest, I’m going for the underdog, Stan Wawrinka, to get the win. In fact, I find it interesting that Wawrinka is the underdog given his form in recent times. Anyway, with such odds available for Wawrinka to win, I believe this shows great value.
Total sets – three
Wawrinka has beaten Nakashima in their previous meeting, yet this was a tight three-set contest. Based on this, it’s logical to expect that this contest could also go the distance. Additionally, Nakashima went out in the first round of the Canadian Open while Wawrinka last competed in a clay court event. This also bodes well for a three-set battle.
Nakashima vs Wawrinka preview
You now know which markets to consider covering for this match, but this information is more useful when you’ve got some player previews to go with the suggestions. So please see the previous for each player below.
Brandon Nakashima preview
Nakashima is just 22 years of age, yet he is one of the top prospects for American tennis. With that said, he is ranked lower than Wawrinka at 74 in the world, and he failed to get beyond the first round last week in Toronto.
Stan Wawrinka preview
Wawrinka didn’t compete in the Canadian Open last week. Yet this wasn’t through a problematic injury – it was due to his efforts in Croatia the week before. Therefore, Stan the Man simply chose to rest up to make sure he is ready for the Western & Southern Open this week. So he should be 100% ready to roll against Nakashima, and he has the advantage, as you will see in the head-to-head section.
Nakashima vs Wawrinka head to head
As referenced above, Wawrinka holds an advantage over Nakashima as he has beaten him previously. In fact, these two guys have only played once, and this was an indoor hardcourt match played in 2022. Wawrinka won this encounter in three sets, yet it was a very close game. Anyway, this 1-0 head-to-head lead could give him the mental edge for this match.
Nakashima vs Wawrinka match details
- Match Schedule – August 14th, 15:00 GMT
- Venue – Cincinnati, USA
- Viewing Options – Amazon Prime
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