Hijikata Australian Open 2023: Odds, next match and predictions

To be fair, Rinky Hijikata’s Australian Open singles campaign ended in the second round at the hands of Stefanos Tsitsipas. However, the Australian has enjoyed a fairytale run in the doubles section, reaching the final alongside compatriot Jason Kubler. Can the Australian pair win their first ever doubles grand slam title today? Please read along as we preview their chances.

Rinky Hijikata Australian Open 2023 Odds

These are the odds offered on Hijikata and Kubler to win the title:

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.

Ahead of their final match, Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler are slight underdogs; this makes sense considering they haven’t been a team for very long. As a matter of fact, these players just started playing together at this tournament. On that note, let’s see how they’ve fared in this competition so far.

Previous Rounds – Rinky Hijikata Australian Open Doubles 2023

Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler took on Isner/Hach Verdugo in the first round. Although this was a tightly contested fixture, the Australian pair looked really solid the entire match, facing no breakpoints. In contrast, they had six breakpoints, converting five of them in a straight sets victory.

Next, Hijikata/Kubler went up against Heliövaara/Glasspool, in a match where they were overwhelming underdogs. Despite surrendering the first set however, the Australians clawed their way back into the match, ultimately winning in three sets.

In the round of 16, Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler were underdogs once again, as they faced Escobar/Brkic. Like their previous match, they lost the first set, but came from behind to win the next two.

The pair’s most impressive performance in this tournament came in the quarterfinals, where they clashed with the top seeded team of Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof. In a shocking turn of events, it was the unseeded pair of Australians who knocked out the number 1 seeds in straight sets, surrendering just four games along the way.

Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler met Granollers/Zeballos, the only seeded team left in the semifinals. Coming off a straight sets victory over the top seeded team, the Australian pair had a lot of confidence going into this match, and they won in straight sets.

Upcoming Match vs Nys/Zielinski – Rinky Hijikata Australian Open Doubles 2023

With their win over Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos, Hijikata/Kubler booked a place in the final of a grand slam for the first time in their respective careers. They’ll have to contend with Nys/Zielinski for the title. It’s important to point out that Nys and Zielinski have been really solid in this tournament; they’ve beaten their fair share of tough teams, including second seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury. On that note, it’ll be interesting to see how the Australian pair will match-up against these two.

Rinky Hijikata’s Performance At Australian Open in the Past

Interestingly, Rinky Hijikata had never played a doubles grand slam match prior to this tournament. He has been on an impressive run so far, so we hope to see him participate in other doubles tournaments in the future.

Rinky Hijikata Australian Open Doubles 2023 Prediction – Champion

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Although Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler aren’t the favourites here, it’s fair to point out that they’ve been underdogs in every match they’ve played in this tournament. That said, these two have defeated some of the toughest teams in this competition, and we believe their fairytale run will continue here, with their first ever doubles grand slam title.

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Kelechi Udoka

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years.