Frances Tiafoe vs Stan Wawrinka prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

All eyes will be on Grandstand Court as Frances Tiafoe and Stan Wawrinka go toe-to-toe with each other on Thursday morning. Which of these players will advance to the next round when it’s all said and done?

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Frances Tiafoe vs Stan Wawrinka – match predictions

As Frances Tiafoe and Stan Wawrinka battle it out for a place in the Western & Southern Open round of 16, these are our predictions and tips for this match

Frances Tiafoe to win at least one set

Although Frances Tiafoe is the favourite to win this match, his recent form doesn’t inspire too much confidence. The American crashed out in the first round of the Canadian Open, and has lost three of his last six singles matches. Furthermore, Tiafoe doesn’t particularly have a great track record against Stan Wawrinka; he faced the Swiss player on three occasions, and lost all three encounters. Keeping in mind that Wawrinka has five wins in his last six matches, we are backing the three-time grand slam champion to take at least one set from this match.

Over 23.5 total games

Granted, 23.5 seems a bit high for a best-of-three event. However, it’s important to note that while these players met three times in the past, all three skirmishes ended in maximum sets. As a matter of fact, there have been at least two tiebreaks in the last two encounters between these players, and their most recent clash last year ended in three tiebreaks, comfortably going over 35 games. Keeping in mind that these players are coming off back-to-back three-setters, we should expect this match to end in maximum sets, and go above the 23.5 games line.

Frances Tiafoe vs Stan Wawrinka preview

Now that our Frances Tiafoe vs Stan Wawrinka predictions have been established, let’s see how these players fared in recent weeks.

Frances Tiafoe

Frances Tiafoe needed three sets in order to beat Tallon Griekspoor in the previous round of this tournament; he had lost back-to-back matches before that victory, both on this surface. The American will set his sights on his first victory over Stan Wawrinka as he faces the Swiss veteran today.

Stan Wawrinka

On the other hand, Stan Wawrinka defeated Brandon Nakashima in three sets a couple of days ago; he had previously participated at the Umag Open last month, where he reached the final. The former World number 3 will be eyeing a round of 16 spot, and he’ll fancy his chances against Frances Tiafoe.

Frances Tiafoe vs Stan Wawrinka head to head

Frances Tiafoe will take on Stan Wawrinka for the fourth time in his career today. Interestingly, the American is still hunting for his first victory over Wawrinka; he’s currently 0 for 3 vs the Swiss player, with all three losses coming in maximum sets.

Frances Tiafoe vs Stan Wawrinka match details

Aug 16, 2022; Cincinnati, OH, USA; General view of of Center Court for the Serena Willams (USA) and Emma Raducanu (GBR) match at the Western & Southern Open at the at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA - Photo by Icon sport
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  • Is it possible to watch the Cincinnati Open in the United Kingdom? Yes. You can catch all the action live on Amazon Prime if you reside in the UK.
  • When will the Tiafoe vs Wawrinka match start? This match is scheduled for Thursday 17th August, not before 01:15 BST.
  • On which court will this match be played? The Frances Tiafoe vs Stan Wawrinka match will take place on Cincinnati’s Grandstand Court.
  • Between Frances Tiafoe and Stan Wawrinka, who is the favourite to win this match? Frances Tiafoe is favoured over Stan Wawrinka.

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