Daniel Evans vs Lorenzo Musetti prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

Daniel Evans shocked the tennis world with a recent title in Washington and he is ready to fight at the Cincinnati Open. Evans has never defeated Lorenzo Musetti before and this looks like a real opportunity to do that.

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

Daniel Evans vs Lorenzo Musetti – match predictions

Daniel Evans is one of the top stories in the tennis world after the huge upset he made at the Citi Open. Now he has another challenge in front of him as he faces world No. 19, Lorenzo Musetti in the opening round of the Western & Southern Open.

Daniel Evans to win

Evans is playing like he is in his prime and he has nothing to lose in this match. He proved that he could compete against the best players in the world and has legit chance against Musetti. The Italian won both of the previous matches against Evans but those two were played in clay. Evans serves well and can stay long in the point which definitely gives him some sort of advantage over Musetti. This match is at least 50-50, so why not go with Evans to win?

Over 22.5 games

The last five matches Evans played finished in two sets, so it is about that time to go the distance. Both players faced early exits in Toronto and will play with a chip on their shoulder in Cincinnati. This will be a tough battle that will go over 22.5 games.

Daniel Evans vs Lorenzo Musetti preview

Both players have never went past the opening round at the Western & Southern Open and one of them definitely will this time.

Daniel Evans

Daniel Evans is enjoying the highest ranking in his career as he is 21st in the world. The 33-year-old is 15-20 for the season and 8-10 on hard.

After he won the Citi Open in Washington DC defeating Tallon Griekspoor in the final, Evans lost in the opening round in Toronto to Gabriel Diallo 7-6, 7-5.

Besides the title in DC, Evans best result this season were the semifinals in Barcelona and Marrakech.

Lorenzo Musetti

Lorenzo Musetti is 19th in the world, four spots lower than his career high. The 21-year-old is 29-20 for the season and 6-5 on hard.

He is coming off a round of 16 loss to Daniil Medvedev in Toronto, 6-4, 6-4.

Musetti’s best results this season were the semifinals in Barcelona and Bastad.

Daniel Evans vs Lorenzo Musetti head to head

Lorenzo Musetti has won both of the previous matches against Daniel Evans. In the second round in Barcelona last year, the Italian won 6-4, 7-6 and the year before in the round of 16 in Cagliari, it was 6-1, 1-6, 7-6.

Cincinnati Open
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Daniel Evans vs Lorenzo Musetti match details

  • When will the match between Evans vs Musetti be played? The match is scheduled for August 14 .
  • Who is the favorite in the match between Evans vs Musetti? Given the odds, Musetti is a slight favorite to win this match.
  • How many ATP titles Daniel Evans has won in his career? Evans has won two ATP titles in his career, recently in Washington DC and in Melbourne in 2021.

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