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The 2021 Wimbledon semifinalist Denis Shapovalov is trying to go for another deep run in the tournament, and Frenchman Gregoire Barrere is standing in his way to the third round.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Denis Shapovalov vs Gregoire Barrere – Match Predictions
Both players are having a chance for significant success after a while, and this will be a great fight. Shapovalov is the better overall player, but he lacks stability in the game, something where Barrere will search for his opportunity.
Denis Shapovalov to win
Denis Shapovalov has achieved the biggest success of his career in 2021 when he made it all the way to the Wimbledon semifinals. He is far from that form, but the 24-year-old looked very good in the opening round. Barrere has never made it past the second round of any Grand Slam tournament, so this is definitely a historic opportunity for him. At the end of the day, Shapovalov is the better player and Barrere will have a tough time finding an answer for the quickness of the Canadian and his versatility which at the end will get Shapovalov through to the third round.
Over 40.5 games
As mentioned above, both players will bite strongly in this match. Knowing that neither of them is able to play consistency well throughout the entire match, they will both manage to win at least a set which will take the match over 40.5 games.
Denis Shapovalov vs Gregoire Barrere Preview
Shapovalov was one of the brightest young stars on the tour and he will have to go deep into the tournament to prove that his best tennis has yet to come.
Shapovalov is coming off a 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 win over qualifier Radu Albot from Moldova. The Canadian is currently ranked 29th in the world which is far behind his career best No. 10.
He is 11-12 for the season and 2-2 on grass. Shapovalov’s best results this season was the third round at the Australian Open where he lost to Hubert Hurkacz in five sets.
Barrere is enjoying the best ranking in his career being at No. 49 in the world. The Frenchman is 26-19 for the season and 5-3 on grass.
In the opening round of Wimbledon, he defeated Lloyd Harris from South Africa, 7-5, 6-7, 7-5, 6-3 which was his second win at Wimbledon ever.
His best result this season was the title at the Quimper Challenger and the semifinals last week in Eastbourne where he lost to Tommy Paul.
Denis Shapovalov vs Gregoire Barrere Head to Head
This will be the second match between Shapovalov and Barrere. The Canadian won the first one back in 2016, in the round of 16 in Granby Challenger by 6-4, 6-1.
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Denis Shapovalov vs Gregoire Barrere Match Details
- When will the match between Shapovalov vs Barrere be played? The match is scheduled for July 6.
- Who is the favorite in the Shapovalov vs Barrere match? According to the bookies, Shapovalov is a slight favorite to win this match.
- Who is the defending champion of Wimbledon? Novak Djokovic won the 2022 Wimbledon tournament.
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