Jack Draper vs Tommy Paul prediction and odds: Acapulco Open 2024

Jack Draper vs Tommy Paul prediction and odds: Acapulco Open 2024

The second professional tournament in as many weeks is due to start in Mexico on February 26th. And we have plenty of tennis predictions today for you to check out that relate to day one matches. This includes Draper vs Paul predictions, of course, for which you can read through these specific tips below.

Our favourite Jack Draper vs Tommy Paul predictions

If you’ve had a chance to read through my ATP Acapulco Open preview, you’ll know that Tommy Paul is one of the top seeds. However, he does have a tough first-round draw against Jack Draper, especially since Draper has a big game with plenty of firepower. To add to that, Draper has beaten Paul twice in the past.

So, with these factors in mind, what are the best markets to cover for this match? Let me show you now.

Paul to win @ 4/5 (1.80)

In my opinion, based on the kind of form that Tommy Paul is in, I believe he will beat Draper in this match. He is playing great tennis at the moment, and he beat Draper in four sets just last month. So the signs point to a win for Paul here.

Paul -0.5 games handicap @ 17/20 (1.85)

Given the way that Paul is playing, there is every chance that he can put this kind of margin between himself and Draper in this match. After all, he only needs to secure a break in each set, and this market should pull through – assuming he wins!

Jack Draper vs Tommy Paul odds

The most recent odds indicate that Paul has a 55.60% chance of winning this match, while the probability for Draper is 52.40%.

Will Paul successfully navigate his tricky opener against Draper in Acapulco?

Although Tommy Paul is ranked 14 in the world, which is much higher than Draper, this match does have potential for fireworks. And the following previews give further evidence for this:

Jack Draper preview

Coming into the Acapulco Open, Jack Draper is ranked 53 in the world, hence he has been drawn against a seed in the opening round. That said, Draper has enjoyed a decent season to date, reaching the finals in Adelaide in January with some big wins in the process. But he has tailed off somewhat since, and Paul did beat him in the Australian Open. 

Tommy Paul preview

Paul has had a fantastic few weeks on the ATP Tour. He won the Dallas Open a couple of weeks back, and he followed this with a finals appearance in the Delray Beach Open. So really, he is the man to beat at the moment, and I’m sure his win over Draper in January will give him confidence for this one.

Draper vs Paul head to head

As it stands, despite Draper being the lower-ranked player, he has actually beaten Paul in two of their three matches. Both of these came on outdoor hard courts, yet Paul beat Draper in four sets in their most recent clash in Melbourne. So, the head-to-head stands at 2-1 in Draper’s favour.

Key match details

Draper vs Paul Prediction

  • Match Schedule – February 27th, 00:00 GMT
  • Venue – Acapulco, Mexico
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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