Jordan Thompson vs Brandon Nakashima Prediction and Odds: Wimbledon 2023

In one of the more interesting matches of the opening round at Wimbledon, we will see Thompson and Nakashima go against each other for the second time this year.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Jordan Thompson vs Brandon Nakashima – Match Predictions

Thompson and Nakashima are players that are tough to predict and their performance often depends on the inspiration. Knowing that this is Wimbledon, none of them will lack inspiration which is everything we need for a good match.

Brandon Nakashima to win

If we look at the head to head record, it is obvious that Nakashima knows how to beat Thompson. He is eight years younger, with a much stronger forehand, and most importantly, he moves better on grass. Knowing that, Nakashima will find a way to win this match.

Total sets 5

Nakashima is definitely the better player between the two, but Thompson is the one that has a better season. His confidence is high and he will put up a fight. This macth is of a huge importance for both players and it can go all the way to the fifth set.

Jordan Thompson vs Brandon Nakashima Preview

These two players know each other very well and are ranked quite closely which guarantees a interesting match to watch.

Jordan Thompson

Thompson is ranked at No. 71 in the world and he has never been higher than 43rd place. The Australian is 28-17 for the season and 9-4 on grass.

A couple of weeks ago, Thompson made it to the final at the Rosmalen Open where he lost to Tallon Griekspoor. In the next two weeks, he lost in the round of 16 in Queen’s to Cameron Norrie and in Mallorca to Feliciano Lopez.

Earlier this year, Thompson won two challengers in Gwangju and Rome. His best result at Wimbledon was the third round in 2021.

Brandon Nakashima

Nakashima is currently ranked at No. 51 in the world, eight places lower than his career high. The American is 8-12 for the season and only 1-3 on grass.

Nakashima was active in the last couple of weeks before Wimbledon but without much success. He is coming off a tough loss in the opening round of Eastbourne International as he lost to Aleksander Vukic after winning the first set in a match that saw three tie breaks.

Last year, Nakashima made it to the round of 16 at Wimbledon losing to Nick Kyrgios in five sets.

His best result this season was reaching the semifinals in Lyon where he lost to Arthur Fils.

Jordan Thompson vs Brandon Nakashima Head to Head

This will be the sixth time Thompson and Nakashima will play against each other. Nakashima leads 4-1 in their previous head to head matches. They played earlier this year in Kooyong when Nakashima won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. The only time Thompson was able to beat the American was last year in the round of 16 in Dallas, when the score was 7-5, 6-1.

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Jordan Thompson vs Brandon Nakashima Match Details

  • When will the match between Thompson vs Nakashima be played? The match is scheduled for July 3.
  • Who is the favorite in the Thompson vs Nakashima match? According to the bookies, Nakashima is a slight favorite to win this match.
  • Who is the top seed in the Wimbledon men’s event? Carlos Alcaraz is the top seeded player at Wimbledon this year.

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