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The stage is set for a thrilling encounter at the US Open as Max Purcell and Christopher O’Connell, both riding career-high waves, lock horns in a clash that embodies the essence of hard work and determination in the world of tennis. For the latest insights and betting tips on the US Open 2023, be sure to check out our predictions for the ATP US Open.
Our favourite Max Purcell vs Christopher O’Connell match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Max Purcell vs Christopher O’Connell match predictions
- 2 Australian duo to battle amongst themselves
- 3 Key match details
Purcell and O’Connell’s paths intertwine in a clash that encapsulates the spirit of evolution and growth. As they step onto the grand stage, their journey from underdogs to pretenders becomes the focal point of anticipation.
3-1 to Max Purcell @ 29/10 (3.90)
After going winless in the grass-court swing, Purcell has gone on an impressive run on the North American hard courts. He has an 11-5 record across five events, earning wins over the likes Casper Ruud, Stan Wawrinka, and Felix Auger-Aliassime. With O’Connell losing four of his last five matches, he will fancy his chances to progress to the next round. However, his compatriot can cause him problems, as Daniel Altmaier found out the hard way and had to dig deep to triumph in Cincinnati. O’Connell can take a set off Purcell but the latter should have enough in the tank to get over the line with ease.
Over 39.5 Games @ 41/50 (1.82)
While not the most prodigious of tennis talents, Purcell does not let up. This is why extended matches with tiebreakers are a regularity in his outings. In his last two matches alone, three sets have gone the distance and been decided on tiebreakers. O’Connell shares these characteristics and a tiebreaker was seen in each of his last two matches as well. With important ATP points on the line, we expect the duo to stand their ground in a long-drawn battle. Based on this, we are expecting to see over 39.5 games to be played before a victor is decided.
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Australian duo to battle amongst themselves
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season. For more latest tennis betting tips and predictions follow here.
Max Purcell preview
Max Purcell’s unyielding dedication throughout the year has culminated in a remarkable period of success on the main tour. Back-to-back quarterfinal appearances at the Cincinnati Masters and Winston-Salem have underscored his ascent to the top ranks. His victories over prominent players like Casper Ruud, Stan Wawrinka and Felix Auger Aliassime signal his belated arrival on the big stage. He has three title triumphs to his name in 2023 and finished a further three times as runner-up.
Christopher O’Connell preview
Christopher O’Connell’s career-best season has propelled him to a career-high ranking of #67, a testament to his growth and development on the main tour. However, his recent form leading up to the US Open has been less consistent, with only one victory in his last six matches. As he steps onto the court, he aims to reignite his winning momentum and showcase his true potential. While he was buoyed by semi-final appearances in Split and Munich, followed by quarter-final outings in Doha, Marrakech, Geneva and Stuttgart, his 24-26 overall record does not post a rosy picture.
Max Purcell vs Christopher O’Connell head to head
The head-to-head record between Max Purcell and Christopher O’Connell stands tied at 1-1, including exhibition matches. While Purcell’s current form shines brightly, his extensive match load in recent weeks could potentially be a factor in this closely contested encounter. The match promises to be an evenly-poised battle of determination and skill.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 16:00 GMT on 29 August.
- What is the prize money for US Open 2023? The total prize money for all US Open 2023 events stands at $65,000,020.
- Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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