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The Astana Open second round kicks off with an exciting showdown between Nuno Borges and Sebastian Korda, promising tennis fans a thrilling start to the tournament. The duo earned applause for their dogged performances in the first round and will surely put up a show in their first meeting ever.
Our favourite Nuno Borges vs Sebastian Korda – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Nuno Borges vs Sebastian Korda – match predictions
- 2 Borges and Korda face off in Astana Open second round
- 3 Key match details
Borges needed a deciding set to get past Mikhail Kukushkin while Korda got over the line in three sets against Alexei Popyrin. Their gas tanks took a hit in this duel and it remains to be seen whether they can keep up the intensity this time around.
2-0 to Sebastian Korda @ 1/2 (1.50)
Both Borge and Korda have been involved in three-setters but we do not expect that trend to continue. While Korda was dealing with an inspired Popyrin, Borges struggled to get past an ageing Kukuhkin. Add to the fact that prior to his win against the Kazakh ace, Borges had lost his last eight matches. Korda has been doing much better with two semi-final appearances in his last three tournament outings and should triumph in straight sets.
Under 21.5 Games @ 4/5 (1.80)
Borges’ last three matches have required a deciding set to find a victor. He was on the right side of these matchups only once and we believe that statistic will remain the same. Korda is coming into this encounter after semi-final finishes in Winston-Salem and Zhuhai. The American has risen to the task when called upon and should finish off his rival who is 58 ranking slots behind him within 21.5 games.
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Borges and Korda face off in Astana Open second round
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Nuno Borges preview
Nuno Borges enters the Astana Open with an indifferent recent form, having displayed his prowess on various court surfaces. He has struggled to get over the line but will be relieved at making his rivals work extra hard to get-by him. His last two defeats saw him take a set off his rivals and this was the case in two of his last three defeats as well.
Sebastian Korda preview
Korda arrived at the Astana Open in top-notch form, showcasing his versatility and skill across different courts. He reached the semi-final in the Zhuhai Championships and reached the same stage in Winston-Salem but had to retire. This impacted him at the US Open, where he bowed out in the first round but did impress in a fighting 3-2 defeat.
Nuno Borges vs Sebastian Korda head to head
This is the first meeting between Nuno and Sebastian on the ATP tour.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 08:30 GMT on 30th September.
- Where is the match being played? National Tennis Center Astana will host the Astana Open 2023.
- Who is the reigning Astana Open champion? Novak Djokovic is the reigning Astana Open champion.
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