Jiri Lehecka Australian Open 2023: Odds, Next Match and Predictions

Jiri Lehecka was largely unknown up until late last year, where he reached the final of the ATP Next Gen Finals. To be fair, the 21 year old has mostly participated in Challenger events in the past; however, he now finds himself in the Australian Open quarterfinals. How far can Lehecka go in this tournament? Let’s find out.

Jiri Lehecka Australian Open 2023 Odds

These are Jiri Lehecka’s outright odds ahead of this year’s Australian Open;

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.

At a massive 40/1, Jiri Lehecka is one of the biggest underdogs in this tournament. As a matter of fact, only one player is favoured less than Lehecka heading into the quarterfinals. On that note, let’s dig into the 21 year old’s performance in this competition.

Previous Rounds – Jiri Lehecka Australian Open 2023

Jiri Lehecka’s 2023 Australian Open journey has been quite an interesting one. He took on Borna Coric in the first round; but despite being an underdog, Lehecka cruised through in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.

The 21 year old proceeded to face Chris Eubanks and Cameron Norrie in the next two rounds. While both players put up a much better fight than Coric did, Jiri Lehecka still came out on top.

In perhaps his most impressive win of the tournament, Jiri Lehecka had to win three consecutive sets against Felix Auger-Aliassime after having trailed by a set. This win put him in the quarter-final of a grand slam for the first time in his career.

Upcoming Match vs Tsitsipas – Jiri Lehecka Australian Open 2023

Jiri Lehecka will have to navigate through another hurdle that is Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Greek player has a lot of experience here, reaching the semi-final three times, including the last two years. However, these players clashed at Rotterdam last year, and Lehecka held his own against the former World number 3, taking one set. That said, it’ll be interesting to see how Jiri Lehecka will fare against Tsitsipas.

Jiri Lehecka’s Form Prior to Australian Open 2023

Jiri Lehecka participated in two tournaments in preparation for this year’s Australian Open. He represented his country at the United Cup, before placing at the Auckland Open, where he lost in the second round.

  • Lehecka vs Norrie – lost 1-2
  • Lehecka vs Monteiro – won 2-0
  • Lehecka vs Bagnis – won 2-1
  • Lehecka vs Choinski – won 2-1
  • Lehecka vs Zverev – won 2-0

Jiri Lehecka’s Performance At Australian Open in the Past

Prior to this year’s Australian Open, Jiri Lehecka had never gotten past the first round of any grand slam. The Czech player played in the first round of all four grand slams in 2022, and lost all of them. Lehecka’s best result here in Melbourne was a four sets loss to Grigor Dimitrov last year.

Jiri Lehecka Australian Open 2023 Prediction – Quarter-final

Jiri Lehecka AO23 vs FAA

Jiri Lehecka is responsible for the exit of three of the seeded players in this draw. His victims include Felix Auger-Aliassime, Cameron Norrie and Borna Coric. In spite of his impressive run, we’re not entirely sure of Lehecka’s chances against Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Should he beat the Greek player, Jiri Lehecka would have to go through Karen Khachanov or Sebastian Korda for a place in the Australian Open final. All in all, we think the road ends in the quarter-final for Lehecka.

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