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The Shanghai Masters promises an electrifying second-round encounter as Frances Tiafoe faces off against Lorenzo Sonego. It will be a battle of contrasting playing styles and recent successes, making it an exciting watch for fans and neutrals alike.
Our favourite Frances Tiafoe vs Lorenzo Sonego – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Frances Tiafoe vs Lorenzo Sonego – match predictions
- 2 Shanghai Showdown: Tiafoe vs Sonego in thrilling second round clash
- 3 Key match details
Big Foe impressed in his last outing, earning a straight-sets victory over Hubert Hurkacz. He will want a similar result against Lorenzo Sonego, who defeated Philip Sekulic to book this meeting.
2-0 to Lorenzo Sonego @ 14/5 (3.80)
Against the ATP Top 20, Sonego comes into his own and Big Foe will attend to it. He defeated him earlier in the year in Miami and will have designs to repeat his heroics. Sonego earned a straight-sets victory back then as was the case against Sekulic. With Tiafoe losing three of his last four matches, we expect Sonego to claim a 2-0 victory.
Under 22.5 Games @ 19/20 (1.95)
The American ace has struggled to give his best after reaching the US Open quarter-finals. Despite that, he has given a fighting account of his abilities, stretching the games with indifferent results coming his way. On the other hand, Sonego has not trifled with his rivals, going to the jugular and finishing games off. The past three duels between Sonego and Tiafoe have finished with under 22.5 games being played and we believe this trend will continue in this battle.
Frances Tiafoe vs Lorenzo Sonego odds
According to most bookies, the American ace a 63.7% chance of winning. On the other hand, Sonego’s chances of success stand at 42.6% and will be able to mount an upset.
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.
Shanghai Showdown: Tiafoe vs Sonego in thrilling second round clash
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 has been on an upward trajectory, showcased by his strong performances at the US Open and his pivotal role in Team World’s Laver Cup victory. In 2023, Tiafoe boasts an impressive record of 15 wins and only 2 losses in tour-level events, firmly establishing himself as a top-10 player. He will want to carry his excellent form and newfound confidence into the Shanghai Masters, a tournament where he seeks to improve on poor past performances.
Lorenzo Sonego preview
Lorenzo Sonego began his Asian swing with a straightforward win over Philip Sekulic, aiming to build momentum in Shanghai. With a win-loss record of 24-25 this year, the Italian has struggled to give his best but has displayed an upward trend in performances against top-20 players, Auger-Aliassime, Tiafoe, and Rublev. He has struggled to get past underdogs and will need to improve on this statistic to cap off the year.
Frances Tiafoe vs Lorenzo Sonego head to head
Sonego leads the head-to-head record 2-1 against Big Foe, setting the stage for a compelling contest in Shanghai.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 07:00 GMT on 7th October.
- What is the prize money for Shanghai Masters 2023? The total prize money for Shanghai Masters 2023 is $8,800,000.
- Who is the top seed of the Shanghai Masters? Carlos Alcaraz has the top billing at Shanghai Masters 2023.
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