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As the Shanghai Masters kicks off, tennis fans are in for a thrilling showdown as Stan Wawrinka and Dusan Lajovic go head-to-head in the first round. Both players bring their unique strengths and weaknesses to the court, setting the stage for an exciting clash of styles.
Our favourite Dusan Lajovic vs Stan Wawrinka – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Dusan Lajovic vs Stan Wawrinka – match predictions
- 2 Wawrinka faces Lajovic challenge in Shanghai Masters first round
- 3 Key match details
Both Dusan and Stan have struggled on the court in recent weeks. Both have three defeats from their last four matches and are in dire need of a positive result in the Shanghai Masters opening round.
2-0 to Stan Wawrinka @ 1/1 (2.00)
Lajovic and Wawrinka have played against each other twice, both resulting in 3-1 defeats for the Serbian. On both occasions, the third set went Lajovic’s way with Wawrinka dominating in the earlier exchanges. As they meet again and Wawrinka’s physicality wanes, we expect him to put the pedal to the metal and finish the match in straight sets, the same manner in which his win over Cameron Norrie came in.
Under 22.5 Games @ 4/5 (1.80)
Lajovic’s last two defeats have come in under 22 games. On the other hand, Wawrinka get past Norrie in 22 games. As the duo play in a best-of-three meeting for the first time, we expect their recent trends to continue and the match to finish Under 22.5 games.
Dusan Lajovic vs Stan Wawrinka odds
According to most bookies, the Swiss tennis player has a 71.4% chance of winning. Lajovic cannot be counted out given his experience and has an outside chance of making it to the next round with a 34.5% implied chance of triumphing.
The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.
Wawrinka faces Lajovic challenge in Shanghai Masters first round
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Dusan Lajovic preview
Lajovic has displayed his prowess on clay courts earlier this year, delivering impressive performances. However, his hardcourt record in 2023 shows room for improvement, with just seven wins out of 15 matches. It was in Miami and Cincinnati that he showcased his brilliance, and will feel confident in Shanghai with six of his seven hardcourt wins in 2023 coming at the Masters level. However, the Serbian faces an intriguing challenge in Shanghai against Wawrinka, against whom he has not played since May 2015.
Stan Wawrinka preview
Wawrinka was once known for his physical prowess and title-winning performances but has faced a decline in recent years due to fitness issues. However, he’s shown glimpses of his past brilliance by advancing past the first round in all five Masters events he’s participated in during 2023.
Despite his fitness struggles, he reached the Round of 16 at both the Indian Wells and Cincinnati Masters this year, underlining his determination to compete at the highest level.
Dusan Lajovic vs Stan Wawrinka head to head
Stan Wawrinka leads the H2H series 2-0, with their last meeting taking place in the 2015 French Open.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 05:30 GMT on 4th October.
- Who is the top seed of the Shanghai Masters? Carlos Alcaraz has the top billing at Shanghai Masters 2023.
- Who is the reigning Shanghai Masters champion? Second-seed Daniil Medvedev is the reigning Shanghai Masters champion.
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