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The Japan Open kicks off with a thrilling first-round showdown between Alexander Zverev and Jordan Thompson, setting the stage for an exciting battle on the hard courts of Tokyo. Don’t miss out on the latest updates and expert betting advice for the Japan Open 2023.
Our favourite Jordan Thompson vs Alexander Zverev – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Jordan Thompson vs Alexander Zverev – match predictions
- 2 Zverev aims for dominance in Japan Open: First test against Thompson
- 3 Key match details
2-0 to Alexander Zverev @ 4/5 (1.80)
The last time Zverev and Thompson came across each other, it was a three-set battle. Zverev is coming into this match after two 2-0 defeats, a semi-final defeat to Daniil Medvedev in the China Open and a first-round defeat to Roman Safiullin in the Shanghai Masters, following his success in Chengdu against the latter. With Thompson struggling to give a decent account of his abilities against lower-ranked rivals, we expect Zverev to get his mojo back and earn a straight-set victory against him.
Under 21.5 Games @ 1/1 (2.00)
In Chengdu, where Zverev reigned supreme, defeating Roman Safiullin in the quarter-final, Thompson had to retire against the same rival while trailing 1-0. This was the same case at Flushing Meadows with the Australian retiring against Botic van de Zandschulp. While their last duel was a lengthy battle back in 2017, we do not expect a similar outcome. Based on this, expect a swift conclusion to this meeting with under 21.5 games being played.
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Zverev aims for dominance in Japan Open: First test against Thompson
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Jordan Thompson preview
Thompson was supposed to go deep at the US Open after his fourth-round finish at Cincinnati. It did not go according to plan as he had to retire from the first round as he trailed Botic van de Zandschulp 1-0. His next port of call was the Chengdu Open, where he was ousted at the quarter-final stage. More of the same was expected at the Shanghai Masters but it did not go according to plan. Terence Atmane was at hand to end his ambitions at the ATP 1000 event after coming through the qualifiers, earning a 2-1 victory in the first round.
Alexander Zverev preview
Since his quarter-final exit at the US Open, Alexander has been on a terrific run on the Asian swing. Chengdu was his first stop where he overcame all and claimed title success. More of the same was expected in Beijing where his seven-match winning streak came to a conclusion against Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals. This was followed by a first-round exit at the Shanghai Masters and the German ace will be gunning to get on the winning run again.
Jordan Thompson vs Alexander Zverev head to head
These two competitors have met once before, in a memorable clash at the Washington Open in 2017, with Zverev emerging victorious in a hard-fought three-set battle.
Key match details
- What is the prize money for the Japan Open 2023? The total prize money for Japan Open 2023 is $1,953,285.
- Who is the top seed of the Japan Open? Taylor Fritz is the first seed at the Japan Open 2023.
- Where is the match being played? Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo will host the Japan Open 2023.
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