Lorenzo Musetti vs Yoshihito Nishioka Prediction and Odds: Canadian Open 2023

The Canadian Open opens with an enticing showdown between Lorenzo Musetti and Yoshihito Nishioka in the first round. Musetti has continued his meteoric rise in 2023, while Nishioka’s tenacity and ability to reach the semifinals in Adelaide and the fourth round of the Australian Open and French Open add to the intrigue of this matchup. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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Lorenzo Musetti vs Yoshihito Nishioka – Match Predictions

Lorenzo Musetti to Win

With an impressive 26-18 record in the 2023 season, the young Italian has already demonstrated his potential to thrive on the big stage, notably reaching the final of the United Cup. Musetti’s aggressive shot-making, combined with his strategic court coverage, makes him a formidable force on the hard courts. He already lead Nishioka 2-1 in their H2H duels, all of which have taken place on the clay courts and his current momentum shows that he is well-poised to advance to the next round of the tournament at the Japanese ace’s expense.

2-0 to Lorenzo Musetti

As Musetti steps onto the Sobeys Stadium courts, the odds are in his favour to claim a convincing 2-0 victory over Nishioka. Their previous encounters tell a telling tale, with the two players having met thrice, and each time the victor emerged triumphant in straight-set affairs. With the Italian holding a 2-1 advantage in their head-to-head games, it is evident that he has found a winning formula against Nishioka’s game. His aggressive shot selection, powerful groundstrokes, and exceptional court movement should help him claim a 2-0 victory.

Lorenzo Musetti vs Yoshihito Nishioka Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Canadian Open.

Lorenzo Musetti

Musetti has showcased promise on the ATP tour in 2023, accumulating a commendable 26-18 record. The young Italian talent has made significant strides, with his most notable achievement being a memorable run to the final at the United Cup, capturing the tennis world’s attention. Additionally, Musetti reached the semifinals at Barcelona and Bastad, while also securing quarterfinal berths in multiple prestigious events, including Buenos Aires, Marrakech, Monte-Carlo, Stuttgart, London, and Hamburg.

Yoshihito Nishioka

The Japanese ace has been making his presence felt on the ATP tour in 2023, displaying a competitive spirit with a 13-14 record. The Japanese player’s talent was evident as he reached the semifinals in Adelaide, showcasing his ability to compete at a high level. Moreover, Nishioka’s impressive performances saw him reach the fourth round at both the Australian Open and French Open, a testament to his consistent play on the Grand Slam stages.

Lorenzo Musetti vs Yoshihito Nishioka Head to Head

They have met thrice, each time on the clay courts. Nishioka won their first meeting with Musetti claiming bragging rights in the following two meetings. It will be interesting to see how they fare against each other in their first meeting on the fast hard court surface.

Lorenzo Musetti vs Yoshihito Nishioka Match Details

Canadian Open
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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 15:00 GMT on 07 August.
  • What is the prize money for Toronto Open 2023? The total prize money for Canadian Open 2023 is $6,600,000.
  • Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is Sobeys Stadium, Toronto.

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Owais Khan

Profiling the beautiful game for over a decade, Owais is a business analyst turned sports writer. He has covered football in the maidans of Pakistan and has transitioned to watching 1860 Munich in 3. Liga.