Lorenzo Sonego vs Taylor Fritz prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

After an unexpected loss in Toronto, Taylor Fritz is back in action at the Cincinnati Open. The highest-ranked American had a good start and now will face Lorenzo Sonego in the second round.

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

Lorenzo Sonego vs Taylor Fritz – match predictions

Taylor Fritz quickly recovered after a tough loss in Toronto and hopes to go deep in Cincinnati. In order to do that, he first needs to go past Lorenzo Sonego.

Taylor Fritz 2-0

Fritz has defeated Sonego four times before and he should not have any problems doing once again. Sonego has a losing record this season and his current form will not allow him to win a set in this match.

First set over 9.5 games

Fritz is a player than can confidently win his serving games and Sonego also has a solid serve and the opening set will be a long one going at least over 9.5 games.

Lorenzo Sonego vs Taylor Fritz preview

Taylor Fritz is ninth seed at the Western & Southern Open and has everything that he needs to go deep in the tournament.

Lorenzo Sonego

Lorenzo Sonego is 39th in the ATP rankings and he has never been higher than the 21st position. The Italian is 20-21 for the season and 7-8 on hard surface.

Sonego is coming off a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over Alexander Shevchenko in the opening round. Last week in Toronto, the Italian lost in the first round against Andy Murray 7-6, 6-0.

His best result this season is the semifinal in Umag where he lost to Stan Wawrinka.

Taylor Fritz

Taylor Fritz is the highest ranked American player sitting in No. 9 in the world. He is 44-18 for the season and 28-7 on hard.

Fritz is coming off a 7-6, 6-2 win over Jiri Lehecka in the opening round. Last week in Toronto, he lost 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 loss to Alex de Minaur in the round of 16.

Fritz has won two titles this season in Delray Beach and Atlanta and also made it to five more semifinals.

Lorenzo Sonego vs Taylor Fritz head to head

This will be the 7th match between Sonego and Fritz and the American leads 4-2. The last time they played was in the opening round of the 2021 Paris Masters when Fritz won 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Previously that year, Sonego won 6-4, 5-7, 6-1 in the semifinal in Cagliari and Fritz won 7-6, 6-4 in the opening round in Doha. In the third round of the 2020 Roland Garros, Sonego won in straight sets,7-6, 6-3, 7-6. Fritz won their first meeting at Grand Slams, in the opening round of the 2018 Wimbledon, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Just before that, he also won at the Queen’s Club Championships qualifiers, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.

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Lorenzo Sonego vs Taylor Fritz match details

  • When will the match between Sonego vs Fritz be played? The match is scheduled for August 16 at 17:30 GMT.
  • Who is the favorite in the match between Sonego vs Fritz? Given the odds, Fritz is a major favorite to win this match.
  • What is Taylor Fritz’s best result at the Western & Southern Open? Fritz’s best result in Cincinnati is last year’s quarterfinal.

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