Frances Tiafoe vs Borna Coric prediction and odds: Australian Open 2024

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As the Australian Open 2024 unfolds, tennis fans brace themselves for a gripping clash between two players seeking to reclaim lost glory. Frances Tiafoe and Borna Coric, once soaring high, now find themselves in a precarious position, eager to reignite their sparks in the opening round showdown.

Our favourite Frances Tiafoe vs Borna Coric – match predictions

Tiafoe’s exhibition match losses should not impact his outlook for AO but it is his defeat to Coric in their only prior match that can play tricks. Don’t miss out on the latest updates and expert betting advice for the Australian Open 2024.

Frances Tiafoe to win @ 53/100 (1.53)

Tiafoe has struggled to give his best, getting struck out in each of his three defeats in 2024. While Coric did show resilience in his 2-0 win over Tallon Griekspoor. However, on paper, it is the American ace who is favoured to win and with good reason. He does not have physical issues coming into this duel and will fancy his chances. Moreover, the lack of competitive action leading up to the AO can negatively impact Coric. Based on this, we are backing Tiafoe to triumph in this duel, as despite his struggles he managed to reach the third round in each of the slams in 2023.

Under 39.5 Games @ 19/20 (1.95)

Only one of the last nine matches involving Tiafoe have needed a deciding set, with one part of the equation being whitewashed in their duels. On the other hand, there have been two deciding sets in Coric’s last 10 matches, with one finishing in his favour in Winston-Salem and one against him in Cincinnati. As they meet, we expect a swift conclusion to this duel, one that does not sees 39.5 games.

Frances Tiafoe vs Borna Coric odds

With a 65.4% chance, Frances Tiafoe enters the Australian Open 2024 first-round clash as the favoured contender. Borna Coric trails with a 40% chance, adding an extra layer of anticipation to the matchup.

Tiafoe vs Coric: A battle for resurgence in the Australian Open kickoff

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.

Frances Tiafoe preview

Frances Tiafoe, once a fixture in the top 10 after a stellar run in 2022, has encountered a turbulent period lately. The latter half of 2023 witnessed early exits in three of the last four tournaments, and 2024 has brought its own share of challenges, with setbacks in three out of four matches, including exhibition events. As it stands, he has lost four of his last five matches, entering the AO on a run of three successive losses.

Borna Coric preview

While Borna Coric experienced a triumphant return in 2022, clinching the Cincinnati Masters title, the subsequent months brought unforeseen challenges. Struggling to maintain peak physical condition, Coric faced sporadic high-level performances in 2023 and had to cut short his season prematurely due to fitness reasons. After the US Open first-round exit, he made his comeback in the United Cup, suffering at the hands of Casper Ruud but getting the better of Tallon Griekspoor in 2024.

Frances Tiafoe vs Borna Coric head to head

Borna Coric holds a 1-0 lead in their head-to-head record, securing a five-set victory at the Davis Cup in 2018.

Key match details

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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 09:30 on 14th January.
  • Where is the match being played? Melbourne Park will host the Australian Open 202.
  • Who is the reigning Australian Open 2024 champion? Novak Djokovic is the reigning Australian Open champion.

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