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Marton Fucsovics vs Jannik Sinner Prediction and Odds: Australian Open

The world number 16 Jannik Sinner breezed past the opening 2 rounds and he will seek another quick and convincing win now. His opponent the world number 78 Fucsovics has been struggling for form in the last 12 months and he needed luck to reach round 3. Below is our preview of the match, as well as some betting predictions.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing

Marton Fucsovics vs Jannik Sinner– Match Predictions

Sinner cemented his top 20 status in 2022 with at least quarterfinals reached in all 4 Grand Slams last year. During the 2022 Australian Open he reached the last 8 dropping just 1 set in 5 matches. Fucsovics has struggled on the other hand and lately he was forced to play Challenger tournaments. Now a closer look at our tennis predictions for this game:

Set 1 Score After 2 Games: 1:1

The players haven’t met for nearly 2 years so we expect they will be testing each other early on, without taking too many risks. With that in mind we think the most likely scoreline after just 2 games is 1:1, with both players likely to do their best to hold their opening service games.

Fucsovics has had some serious issues on his serve throughout 2022 and so far in 2023, so if one of them is to suffer an early break it’s much more likely to be him.

Set Betting: Sinner 3:0

Sinner achieved 3:0 wins in 4 of the 5 matches during last year’s Australian Open on route to the quarterfinals. He also started this year’s tournament with consecutive 3:0 wins. He dominated easily both in round 1 vs Edmund and round 2 vs Etcheverry. Combined in those 2 matches he lost just 13 games and was never even threatened of losing a set.

At the same time Fucsovics had to go through a 5-set thriller in round 1 against a modest opponent like Coria. In round 2 he was lucky to face an injured Harris and that was the main reason why he progressed. The Hungarian has been having some serious issues holding his serve in recent months. Against one of the best returners of the game this is likely to be devastating for him.

Marton Fucsovics vs Jannik Sinner Preview

After making our Fucsovics vs Sinner predictions it’s time to take a closer look at the two players individually as they enter Australian Open 2023:

Marton Fucsovics

On paper Fucsovics looks in great form so far in 2023 with his 7 wins in 8 games. However, closer look shows that most of these wins were in a Challenger tournament in Canberra he won and against players outside the top 100. Even in those matches Fucsovics was pushed often to deciding sets, so he had been far from convincing.

In 2022 the Hungarian struggled in most of his ATP appearances and his results definitely declined during the last 12 months. He remained inside the world top 100 only thanks to his 2 deep runs in modest tournaments in which none of the world’s top 20 took part.

Jannik Sinner

Sinner firmly established his name as one of the top talents for the future over the last 12 months. The Italian also proved his is an excellent all-rounder after reaching at least the quarterfinals on all 4 Slams last year. In fact he made at least the quarterfinals in 10 of the 17 tournaments he entered in 2022, which is undeniably impressive achievement and testimant of his consistency.

Sinner’s aggressive style, very solid serve and excellent return skills often see him win matches without dropping a set. He has done that in 78% of his wins in 2022. Only the world number 1 Alcaraz has better percentage for clean wins than the Italian over the last 12 months.

Marton Fucsovics vs Jannik Sinner Head to Head

Fucsovics actually leads the head-to-head 2:1. Interestingly both his wins were in Grand Slams – 2020 Australian Open and 2021 Wimbledon. However, the 3:1 win during the 2021 Wimbledon was the last meeting between the players and since then their respectful careers have taken very different turns.

Marton Fucsovics vs Jannik Sinner Match Detail

Marton Fucsovics vs Jannik Sinner

  • When will the match start? The match is scheduled to start at 00:00 am GMT on Friday, January 20th.
  • On which court will the match be played? The match will be played on Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne.
  • Where to watch AO 2023 in UK? You can watch Australian Open on Eurosport broadcast and online, or stream it on Discovery+.

About the author

Iskra

Iskra had a promising, at least she believed so, tennis and volleyball careers as a junior but a series of injuries ended her hopes to become a professional athlete very early.

Instead, she focused all her energy on her other passion, writing. For over a decade, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football, basketball and tennis are the main fields of her expertise.