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Round one of the Shanghai Masters pits together Rinky Hijikata and Laslo Djere. The Australian ace had to work hard for his main draw place and will not make it easy for his Serbian rival.
Our favourite Rinky Hijikata vs Laslo Djere – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Rinky Hijikata vs Laslo Djere – match predictions
- 2 Rinky to test Laslo’s physical resolve in Shanghai Masters opener
- 3 Key match details
Hijikata arrives on the back of straight-set victories in the qualifiers and will look to pile on Djere’s miseries. Since his third-round exit at the hands of Novak Djokovic, Djere has two wins in Davis Cup and two losses, with his most recent in Astana did not see him complete the match.
2-1 to Laslo Djere @ 3/1 (4.00)
Djere is the better player of the two and showcased his pedigree in his last completed competitive fixture, the five-set defeat to Djokovic in Flushing Meadows. He has struggled with fitness in recent weeks and this can pose him problems against Hijikata, the Cary 2 Challenger runner-up. We expect a tough duel but one in which the Serbian will eventually triumph.
Over 22.5 Games @ 83/100 (1.83)
Hijikata only conceded five games in each of his Shanghai Masters qualifiers. He now has a tough task in Djere but after strong showings in Cary, we believe he has the physicality to take the game to the Serbian. Blows will be exchanged and the game can see tiebreakers as well as needing a deciding set to separate the two. Based on this, we have confidence in the over 22.5 games selection.
Rinky Hijikata vs Laslo Djere odds
With odds hovering around 3/5 (1.60) by most bookmakers, Djere is the favourite to triumph in this meeting. The Serbian ace has a 62.5% chance of winning and should have enough in the tank to get over the line in this first-round encounter.
The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.
Rinky to test Laslo’s physical resolve in Shanghai Masters opener
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.
Rinky Hijikata preview
The Australian ace has a 38-29 record in 2023, impressing on the faster hard and grass courts while tasting defeat in each of his three clay counter tournament entries. He has title success in Burnie and will rue his defeat to Zachary Svajda in the Cary 2 Challenger. He impressed in his straight-set victories over Marek Gengel and Benjamin Lock in the qualifiers and will have to rise to the occasion on the main draw.
Laslo Djere preview
Like the Championships, Djere finished in the third round at the US Open. However, it was in New York did he captured the fans attention as he took a 2-0 lead against compatriot Novak Djokovic. Despite giving his all, he could not get the better of the Djoker but showed that the then 23-Grand Slam winner could bleed. While the Cagliari Challenger and Hamburg winner impressed in subsequent Davis Cup fixtures but his physical fitness has been suspect since.
Rinky Hijikata vs Laslo Djere head to head
This is the first meeting between Rinky Hijikata and Laslo Djere on the ATP tour.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 07:00 GMT on 5th October.
- What is the prize money for Shanghai Masters 2023? The total prize money for Shanghai Masters 2023 is $8,800,000.
- Who is the reigning Shanghai Masters champion? Daniil Medvedev is the reigning Shanghai Masters champion.
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