Denis Shapovalov vs Lloyd Harris Prediction and Odds: Halle Open 2023

The Halle Open tournament is underway, and in the opening round, we will see Denis Shapovalov going against Lloyd Harris. These two players know each other very well and have much to prove, which means we will enjoy a great match.

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

Denis Shapovalov vs Lloyd Harris – Match Predictions

Shapovalov and Harris have played each other before, and a fun fact is that the player that never won more than a set is considered the favorite in this match.

Lloyd Harris +1.5 sets

Harris is returning to full shape, and the grass court is his favorite. Shapovalov is considered the favorite in this one, but Harris is the one who has never lost against the Canadian. Harris has an excellent serve which Shapovalov will have a tough time dealing with, and given that, the South African will win at least a set.

Over 23.5 total games

Both players are going into the grass season with high hopes. They both lost in last week’s opening rounds and will fight to avoid early exits. They both have excellent serves, and we will not see many breaks in this one, which will take us over 23.5 games.

Denis Shapovalov vs Lloyd Harris Preview

Both players were projected to be much better than they are now, but they are both very young and ahead of their prime. Shapovalov is considered the favorite in this one, but if we look back at their previous head to head matches, things look quite different.

Denis Shapovalov

Shapovalov is currently 29th in the world while his career best is no. 10. The Canadian player is 9-11 for the season, 0-1 on grass. Shapovalov is coming off a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 loss to Marton Fucsovics in the opening round in Stuttgart. The 24-year-old will make his debut at the Halle Open and he has a winning record on grass in his career with 21 wins and 19 losses.

Shapovalov’s best result this season is the third round of the Australian Open where he lost to the defending champion of Halle Open, Hubert Hurkacz in five sets.

Lloyd Harris

Harris returned to full competitive shape after playing only 21 matches last year. The South African is currently ranked at No. 296 in the world and his career best is no. 31. The 26-year-old is 13-10 for the season and 0-1 on grass. He is coming off a first round 6-4. 6-4 loss to Arthur Fils at the Rosmalen Open.

The last time Harris played in Halle was in 2021 when he reached the quarterfinals and lost to Nikoloz Basilashvili. His best result this season is the final at the Nothabury challenger event where he lost to Arthur Cazaux.

Denis Shapovalov vs Lloyd Harris Head to Head

This will be the fourth match between Shapovalov and Harris and the player from the South African Republic has won all of the previous. The last time they, met was in the second round of the Miami tournament in 2022 when Harris won 6-3, 6-4. They played twice in 2021. In the third round of the US Open, it was 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 and in the semifinals in Dubai, Harris won 6-7, 6-4, 7-6. 

Halle Open
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Denis Shapovalov vs Lloyd Harris Match Details

  • When will the match between Shapovalov vs Harris be played? The match is scheduled for June 19.
  • Who is the favorite in the Shapovalov vs Harris match? According to the bookies, Shapovalov is the favorite to win this one.
  • On what surface the Halle Open is played? The tournament is played on grass.

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