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Richard Gasquet vs Christopher O’Connell Prediction and Odds: Miami Open 2023

An interesting fixture is on the cards as Richard Gasquet and Christopher O’Connell go toe-to-toe at the Miami Open. Which of these players will reign supreme at the end of this match?

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Richard Gasquet vs Christopher O’Connell – Match Predictions

With Richard Gasquet and Christopher O’Connell both setting their sights on a place in the second round of the Miami Open, these are our predictions and tips for this match

Richard Gasquet to Win

It’s important to point out that Christopher O’Connell didn’t make it through the qualifying rounds of this tournament; as he only reached the main draw as a lucky loser. Interestingly, the Australian has struggled to find his form recently, losing four of his last five singles matches. By comparison, Richard Gasquet has fared relatively better than his Australian opponent in recent months. He won the Auckland title in January, beating players like Cameron Norrie and David Goffin in the process. Taking everything into account, the French player should advance to the next round.

Over 22.5 Total Games

Although we expect Chris O’Connell to lose this match, we don’t think he’ll go down in straight sets. For one, despite his recent shortcomings, the Australian won at least one set in six of his last eight matches. In the same vein, Richard Gasquet surrendered at least one set in 11 of his last 12 matches. It’s worth noting that 10 of Gasquet’s last 11 matches featured 22 or more games; six of O’Connell’s last seven matches too. On that note, we are fairly confident that this match will go over 22.5.

Richard Gasquet vs Christopher O’Connell Preview

Now that we’ve sorted out our predictions for this match, let’s see how these unseeded players have fared in recent weeks.

Richard Gasquet

Richard Gasquet has not been very consistent recently. He exited in the second round of the last four tournaments he participated in. The 36 year old will hope for a deeper run at this year’s Miami Open; he’ll be eyeing a second round spot as he takes on Christopher O’Connell.

Christopher O’Connell

Unlike his opponent, Christopher O’Connell had to play in the qualifying rounds of this event. Despite crashing out in the second round of qualies, he reached the main draw as a lucky loser. Heading into this match, the Australian has lost four of his last five; and it’ll be interesting to see how he matches up against his French opponent.

Richard Gasquet vs Christopher O’Connell Head to Head

Although both players have been on tour for a very long time, this will be their first ever meeting.

Richard Gasquet vs Christopher O’Connell Match Details

Miami Open 2023