Christopher O’Connell vs Jiri Vesely Prediction and Odds: Wimbledon 2023

Wimbledon third round will bring us a match between two players who are still looking for a spot under the tennis spotlight. They both played well in the opening round and this will be another great match.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Christopher O’Connell vs Jiri Vesely – Match Predictions

Christopher O’Connell is in the second round of Wimbledon for the first time in his career and he is considered a slight favorite against Jiri Vesely who has a bigger experience on grass in general.

Jiri Vesely to win

Vesely has a difficult year and has barely played before Wimbledon this year. However, in the opening round he defeated one of the best players from the next generation, Sebastin Korda, and he did that in big style. This will be a tough match with both players going hard but Vesely is the more experienced one and he showed a great dose of confidence which will put him through to the next round.

First set over 10.5 games

This is an epic chance for both O’Connell and Vesely to make a huge success moving on to the third round and they are ready for the challenge. They both serve well and on this surface, it will take a while before any of them makes a break.

Christopher O’Connell vs Jiri Vesely Preview

This will be the first match between the two and knowing they both have had many ups and down, makes this one a really tough match to predict.

Christopher O’Connell

O’Connell is coming off a 7-5, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 win over qualifier Hamed Medjenovic in the opening round. This was O’Connell’s first ever main draw win in Wimbledon after he lost in the opening round two years ago.

The Australian in currently 73rd in the ATP rankings, three spots lower than his career high. He is 22-21 for the season and 3-3 on grass. he reached the quarterfinal in Stuttgart losing to Hubert Hurkacz and after that failed to make it past the opening round in Mallorca.

O’Connell’s best result this season is the semifinal in Split.

Jiri Vesely

Vesely is coming back from injury and he is currently 528th player in the world. The former world No. 35 is coming off a 7-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Sebastian Korda in the opening round. Last year at Wimbledon, Vesely made it to the third round where he lost to Tommy Paul.

The player from the Czech Republic is 3-5 for the season and 1-2 on grass. He lost in the opening round in both previous tournaments on grass this season. In Mallorca he lost to Lloyd Harris and previously in Surbiton to Ryan Peniston.

Christopher O’Connell vs Jiri Vesely Head to Head

This will be the first match between O’Connell and Vesely.

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Christopher O’Connell vs Jiri Vesely Match Details

  • When will the match between O’Connell vs Vesely be played? The match is scheduled for July 8.
  • Who is the favorite in the O’Connell vs Vesely match? According to the bookies, O’Connell is a slight favorite to win this match.
  • How much will the Wimbledon winner earn? Given the Wimbledon Prize Money, the winners in both singles tournaments will earn £2,350,000 each.

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