Frances Tiafoe vs Yibing Wu Prediction and Odds: Wimbledon 2023

Yibing Wu has a tough assignment on his hands in the first round of the Wimbledon Open. The 59-ranked Chinese ace has to overcome world number 10, Frances Tiafoe to progress. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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Frances Tiafoe vs Yibing Wu – Match Predictions

Over 37.5 Games

Frances Tiafoe claimed the Stuttgart Open title but not without a hiccup. Jan-Lennard Struff took him deep in the final but could not stop in the deciding set. The American complicates matters on the court and his matches have gone into overtime recently. Three of his last five matches being three-set affairs, we are backing an extended outing against Yibing Wu. The Chinese is also fond of spending time on the court with three of his last four fixtures being three-set affairs. As the dogged counterparts face-off, we expect to see Over 37.5 Games to find a conclusion to their first-round duel.

3-1 to Yibing Wu

Despite heading into Wimbledon after losing his last four matches on grass in 2023, there is an aura about Wu. The 23-year-old does not go down without a fight. It is evident from the fact that three of these four defeats have required a deciding set. While it looks unlikely that he will triumph over the Stuttgart Open winner, Wu can steal a set in the meeting. Based on this, we are backing a 3-1 conclusion to this first-round duel at the All England Club.

Frances Tiafoe vs Yibing Wu Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Wimbledon.

Frances Tiafoe

On the back of his semi-final appearance a the 2022 US Open, it has been a fortunate year for Tiafoe. He has risen to tenth in the ATP rankings, challenging Taylor Fritz for the title of American number 1. He has accumulated silverware in Houston and Stuttgart, taking his career titles tally to three in the process. At the Australian and French Open, he reached the third round and will be looking to do the same at Wimbledon, the feat he achieved in the 2022 edition of the competition as well.

Yibing Wu

The last time Wu played at Wimbledon, he was featured in the Wimbledon’s Boys event back in 2017. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina knocked him out at the quarter-final stage and that was it. Wu did not feature on the grass court and his results in 2023 explain why. He has lost four of his five matches, his solitary triumph thwarting Nick Kyrgios’ return in Stuttgart. However, his defeats have not been one-sided affairs with three of these coming in three sets, forcing the likes of Andriy Rublev into deep waters.

Frances Tiafoe vs Yibing Wu Head to Head

This is the first meeting between Frances Tiafoe and Yibing Wu on the ATP tour.

Frances Tiafoe vs Yibing Wu Match Details

Wimbledon court
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  • What is the prize money for Wimbledon 2023? The total prize money slated for the different Wimbledon events stands at £44,700,000.
  • Who is the top seed of Wimbledon? Carlos Alcaraz is the top seed for the men’s singles tournament while Iga Swiatek has top billing in the women’s singles at Wimbledon 2023.
  • Where can you watch Wimbledon for free? Fans in the UK can tune into BBC/BBC iPlayer while Australian fans are also in luck with Channel 9.

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