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Grigor Dimitrov is one of the favourites to win the tournament in Chendgu and in the quarterfinal, he will go against Christopher O’Connell. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Our favourite Grigor Dimitrov vs Christopher O’Connell predictions
This will be the second time these two players face each other this season and O’Connell proved to be a tough opponent for Dimitrov who is considered a major favourite in this one.
Grigor Dimitrov 2-0 @ 17/20 (1.85)
Dimtrov is having solid summer behind him despite failing to go all the way to the finals in any of the tournaments. The Bulgarian seems focused and maybe Chengdu will be the place for him to win his first title since 2017. On his way there, Dimitrov have to go past Christopher O’Connell in the quarterfinals. The Australian is not on the level of Dimitrov and the former world No. 3 will win this one in straight sets.
First set over 9.5 games @ 17/20 (1.85)
There is no doubt that Dimitrov is a huge favourite in this match. However, O’Connell has solid serve and will be able to stay close at the beginning of the match. He went over 9.5 games in the first sets of his last five matches and both of the previous matches between him and Dimitrov saw a tiebreak in the opening set. Knowing all that, going over 9.5 games in the first set seems like the right choice.
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.
Will Dimitrov finally win a tournament?
The last time Grigor Dimitrov won an ATP tournament was back in 2017 at the Masters Cup. Can he finally win one after six years?
Grigor Dimitrov is 20th in the ATP rankings and his career high was No. 3 in the world. The Bulgarian is 31-16 for the season and 10-7 on hard surface.
In the opening round in Chengdu, Dimitrov defeated Juan Pablo Varillas 6-3, 6-4. That was his first match since losing to Alexander Zverev in the third round of the US Open.
Dimitrov’s best result this season was the final in Geneve where he lost to Nicolas Jarry.
O’Connell is having the best ranking of his career sitting in 53rd place in the rankings. The Australian is 34-28 for the season and 19-15 on hard surface.
He defeated ALibek Chakmazov and Taro Daniel in the first two rounds in Chengdu, both by 7-6, 6-4.
At the beginning of September, O’Connell won the challenger in Shanghai defeating Yosuke Watanuki 6-3, 7-5. After that, he reached the quarterfinals in Guangzhou losing to Terence Atmane.
Dimitrov vs O’Connell head to head
Dimtrov won both previous matches against O’Connell.. In the quarterfinals of the ATP Geneve earlier this year, the Bulgarian won 6-7, 7-5, 6-4. In the opening round of the 2017 Australian Open, Dimitrov won 7-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Key match details
- Venue: Center Court
- Date & time: Sunday, 24th of September, 03:00
- Where to watch in UK: Amazon Prime
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