Juan Pablo Varillas vs Taylor Fritz prediction and odds: US Open 2023

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World number 9, Taylor Fritz takes on the challenge of Juan Pablo Varillas in the second round of the US Open. Fritz’s groundstrokes all around court coverage were too much for compatriot Steven Johnson and will hope it has a similar impact on the Peruvian ace.

Our favourite Juan Pablo Varillas vs Taylor Fritz – match predictions

Johnson had no answer for Fritz as he succumbed to a straight-sets defeat. Varillas also was in impeccable form as he made little work of Miomir Kecmanovic. The duo’s battle for a place in the third round will surely have the fans’ attention, making it a much-watch action for neutrals and casuals. Don’t miss out on the latest updates and expert betting advice for the US Open 2023.

Under 28.5 Games @ 4/5 (1.80)

Alex Michelsen highlighted Varilla’s issues in their Winston-Salem first-round meeting. The match saw three sets with a tiebreaker in the second set that kept the Peruvian alive. Given Fritz’s recent form, he will not make the same mistakes as his teenage counterpart. The American number 1 was in ruthless form against Johnson and finished the match in 23 games. As he comes across Varillas in the second round, we expect him to continue his fine form and finish the match early, within 28.5 games.

3-0 to Taylor Fritz @ 9/25 (1.36)

Varillas was forced into a corner as he lost the first set to Miomir Kecmanovic. His come-from-behind victory would surely add to his confidence but he will not get another chance against the in-form American. Fritz was ruthless in his match against Johnson and looks unlikely to take off steam after taking the lead. He only conceded five games to his compatriot and we believe Varillas will not have much luck either. Based on this, we expect a straight-sets win for Fritz in this encounter.

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.

Juan Pablo Varillas vs Taylor Fritz: American number 1 to steamroll the Peruvian?

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.

Juan Pablo Varillas preview

Varillas turned his attention to his preferred clay court surface at the culmination of the European grass-court swing. A week before the final Grand Slam of the year, the Peruvian ace started his transition to the North American hard courts. He gave a fighting display of his abilities but the result went against him in a three-set defeat to Michelsen. The match would have finished earlier had the American teenager taken his chances in the second round tiebreaker but failure to do so gave Varillas extra breathing room.

Taylor Fritz preview

The top-ranked American star has been on an impressive form ahead of the US Open. He reached the semi-finals of the Citi Open but was on the wrong side of a 2-1 result against Tallon Griekspoor. In the Canadian Open, he faced a similar quandary and went down fighting against runner-up Alex de Minaur. His fortunes did not change in the familiar surroundings of Cincinnati where he reached the quarter-finals but succumbed to eventual champion Novak Djokovic.

Juan Pablo Varillas vs Taylor Fritz head to head

This is the first time paths of Varillas and Fritz will cross on the ATP tour.

Key match details

US Open 2023
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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 16:00 GMT on 30 August.
  • Who is the reigning US Open champion? Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek are the reigning US Open champions.
  • Where can you watch the US Open? Fans in the UK can tune into Sky Sports to catch US Open action. Australian fans are also in luck with Channel 9 broadcasting action from Flushing Meadows for free.

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