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Two players who are right next to each other in the ATP rankings will collide in the quarterfinals in Chengdu. Their head to head is tied, meaning that this is a very tough match to predict. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Our favourite Jordan Thompson vs Roman Safiullin predictions
Both players were very confident in the previous rounds in Chengdu and neither of them is a clear favourite going into the quarterfinals.
Roman Safiullin to win @ 4/5 (1.80)
This will be a tough match between two players who are searching for a spot in the top 50 by the end of the season. Safiullin has been more consistent compared to Thompson this season and that is the main reason why to chose him to win this match. He has the faster serve while Thompson is the one who moves better on the court. Given the surface, the Russian is in a slight advantage and he is more likely to advance to the semifinals.
First set over 9.5 games @ 7/10 (1.70)
Both players played very well in the previous two rounds in Chendgu. Given the stakes, they will show up ready for the challenge. Neither of them has a significant advantage over the other, so it will take time before someone breaks in this match.
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.
Who is moving on to the semis?
Both players have won lower level titles this season and they are ready to fight for another opportunity to do that. It will be a tight match that can easily go either way.
Jordan Thompson is 56th in the ATP rankings and his career high is No. 43 in the world. The Australian is 39-23 for the season and 21-13 on hard surface.
In the previous rounds in Chengdu, Thompson defeated Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 7-6 and Marc Purcell 6-2, 7-6.
Thompson won two titles so far this season, lifting the trophies at the challengers in Gwangju and Rome.
Roman Safiullin is 55th in the rankings and he has never been higher than No. 43 in the world. The Russian is 32-20 for the season and 9-10 on hard surface.
He is coming off a 6-3, 6-3 win over Daniel Evans in the round of 16 after previously defeating Brandon Nakashima 6-4, 6-4.
Safiullin’s best results this season were the title in Koblenz and reaching the quarterfinal in Wimbledon where he lost to Jannik Sinner.
Thompson vs Safiullin head to head
This will be the third match between Thompson and Safiullin and both of them won one of the previous. At the beginning of the year, they met in the qualifiers in Adelaide where Thompson won 6-4, 6-4. Their first match dates back to 2015 when Safiullin won 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the opening round of the Burnie challenger.
Key match details
- Venue: Center Court
- Date & time: Sunday, 24th of September, 06:00
- Where to watch in UK: Amazon Prime
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