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Our favourite Hubert Hurkacz vs Frances Tiafoe predictions
These two players know each other very well and this will be another clash to remember at the Laver Cup.
Hubert Hurkacz to win @ 7/10 (1.70)
Casper Ruud has been among the Top 10 players for a while now, and that puts him in the favourite role going into this match. He also leads in the head to head record against Paul, but none of those wins came easy. This will be a tough match between two players that move excellently on the court, and only Ruud’s experience will make a slight difference, taking home a win for Team Europe.
Over 21.5 games @ 17/20 (1.85)
None of the previous five matches between these two have ended in a straight sets, and even more, two of those have gone into the fifth set. A tough battle is expected tonight as well as both players are in decent shape. This will be a tough battle and will go way over the given line of 20.5 games in total.
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.
Can Tiafoe finally beat Hurkacz?
It’s been five years since Tiafoe’s last win against Hurkacz. Is the Laver Cup the place where the American will finally win?
Hubert Hurkacz is currently 16th in the ATP rankings and his career high is No. 9. The Polish is 34-19 for the season and 16-10 on hard surface.
Last week, Hurkacz played one match for his country in the Davis Cup defeating Kaipo Marhsall from Barbados 7-5, 6-0.
His best result this season was the title in Marseille and he also made it to the semifinal in Cincinnati and Stuttgart.
Tiafoe is currently 11th in the rankings, one spot shy of his career high. The American is 37-20 for the season and 21-9 on hard surface.
He is coming off a difficult week at the Davis Cup losing his both singles matches against Borna Gojo and Tallon Griekspoor.
Tiafoe won the titles in Houston and Stuttgart earlier this year and made it to the semifinals in Indian Wells.
Ruud vs Paul head to head
Hurkacz leads Tiafoe 3-2 in the previous matches, and he has won the last three they played. Last year, in the opening round in Vienna, Hurkacz won 7-6, 3-6, 6-3. In the third round of the 2021 Indian Wells, the Polish had no mercy winning 6-3, 6-2. In the quarterfinals of the 2019 Winston Salem tournament, Tiafoe was close but still Hurkacz won 4-6, 7-6, 6-1. Both of Tiafoe’s wins came in 2018. In the group stage of the Next Gen tournament, the American won 4-1, 4-2, 2-4, 4-3 and in the second round in Washington, the score was 6-2, 6-4.
Key match details
- Venue: Rogers Center
- Date & time: Sunday, 24rd of September, 03:00
- Where to watch in UK: Amazon Prime
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