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Alfie Hewett Australian Open 2023: Odds, next match and predictions

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Hewett Australian Open 2023

The world number 1 in singles and 22-Grand Slam champion (6 singles titles and now 16 in doubles) Brit Alfie Hewett is having another excellent tournament Down Under. He has reached the finals both in Wheelchair Singles and Wheelchair Doubles of the 2023 Australian Open. Hewett is yet to drop a set in either singles or doubles and he looks primed to achieve his first ever double in Melbourne.

Upcoming match vs Oda – Hewett Australian Open 2023

Hewett is hungry to finally win his first ever Australian Open title after being in the losing side of the last 2 finals Down Under. He lost both those finals against Japanese opponents and now he faces another in the world number 3 Oda.

Hewett and Oda met 4 times in 2022 with the Brit winning 3 of those matches, all of his wins in straight sets. This should give Hewett more than enough confidence and we believe his long wait for first Australian Open title is finally coming to an end.

Hewett is the world number 1 and he has played some very dominant tennis in this tournament. Not only he is yet to drop a set, but he has accumulated the most breaks, the most breakpoints and the most winners. All this only affirms our confidence that Hewett will be able to achieve an impressive double after already securing the Men’s Wheelchair Doubles title on Thursday in emphatic style.

Alfie Hewett Form During the 2023 Australian Open

It had been an impressive ride for Alfie Hewett in Melbourne this year and he is yet to even get close to losing a set. Here are his results both in singles and doubles:

Hewett Australian Open 2023 Wheelchair Singles Results

  • Hewett vs Arai – Won – 6-1, 6-0 (2023 Australia Open 1st Round)

  • Hewett vs Reid – Won – 6-2, 6-4 (2023 Australian Open quarterfinals)
  • Hewett vs Miki – Won – 6-1, 6-1 (2023 Australian Open semifinals)

Hewett cruised past his first game against the inexperienced Japanese Arai. He dropped just 1 game in that match and hit 7 aces.

His toughest test so far was in the quarterfinal against his doubles partner and best friend Reid. The battle of the two Brits didn’t produce a surprise though and Hewett won in 2 sets. He got tested in the second of those when had to come from a break down before winning 6-4.

In the semifinal Hewett was up against another Japanese and just like in round 1 he breezed past Miki 6-1, 6-1. Hewett again amassed lots of winners and aces in this match. The most impressive part of his displays so far had been his precision from the baseline and ability to win more than 91% of the rallies that go above 5 shots.

Hewett Australian Open 2023 Wheelchair Doubles Results

  • Hewett/Reid vs Gerard/Miki – Won – 6-0, 6-3 (2023 Australian Open quarterfinals)
  • Hewett/Reid vs Arai/Sanada – Won – 6-4, 6-4 (2023 Australian Open semifinals)
  • Hewett/Reid vs Scheffers/Spaargaren – Won – 6-1, 6-2 (2023 Australian Open final)

The 3-time defending champions Hewett/Reid opened their 2023 Australian Open with a relatively easy win over Gerard/Miki in straight sets. Hewett was the main reason why they won this game as he had 68% of the winners the duo recorded.

In the semifinal much tougher tests had to be endured against the Japanese Arai/Sanada. In the end Hewett/Reid’s experience proved decisive for them to win 6-4, 6-4. In both those sets the Japanese pair threatened to run away with things but again some crucial winners hit by Hewett kept the Brits in control. In the end this was enough, but it was certainly not easy with Reid not in his best form so far in this tournament.

The impressive duo kept their best for last though and in the final they cruised past their Dutch opponents Scheffers/Spaargaren on way to their fourth consecutive Australian Open title and 16th as a pair. Hewett/Reid allowed only 3 games to their opponents in this match so Hewett hardly spent too much energy ahead of his singles final and potential double.

Hewett Injury update: Healthy and fully fit

Looking perfectly fit. Moving great on the court and his hands have been as strong as ever, allowing him to hit lots of winners.

Hewett Past Australian Open Performances

Hewett has 6 singles Grand Slams, but he is yet to win the Australian Open.

In his first 3 appearances between 2017 and 2019 Hewett struggled with the heat of Melbourne and never made it past the quarterfinals. Then in 2020 he lost a dramatic semifinal. He went a step further both in 2021 and 2022 but both times he was defeated in the match for the title.

In doubles Hewett had been much more successful. Not only he and his partner Reid have won 15 Grand Slams at doubles, but they managed to win all of the last 3 Australian Open titles. Hewett/Reid had made the final in 5 of their 6 previous Australian Open appearances. They lost the first 2 of those, then in 2019 were eliminated in the semifinals, but since then they triumphed 3 times in a row.

Alfie Hewett

 

Hewett Australian Open 2023 Prediction – winner both in singles and doubles

We believe that Alfie Hewett’s long wait for the Wheelchairs Singles Australian Open title will finally come to an end this year. He and his partner Reid are also the favourites to win the doubles even. They already won their fourth consecutive Australian Open doubles title on Thursday so that trophy was confirmed. We think Hewett will fly back home with 2 trophies in his bag.

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