Roman Safiullin vs Brandon Nakashima prediction and odds: Chengdu Open 2023

Roman Safiullin
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The Chengdu Open kicks off with a compelling first-round encounter between Roman Safiullin and Brandon Nakashima, both eager to turn their 2023 seasons around. With their seasons marked by ups and downs, this match promises to be a rollercoaster of emotions, where redemption and ranking points hang in the balance.

Our favourite Roman Safiullin vs Brandon Nakashima – match predictions

Nakashima and Safiullin enter this meeting after short stints at the US Open. As they vie for supremacy on the hard courts, the question lingers: who will seize the moment and kickstart their journey to tennis resurgence?

Roman Safiullin to win @ 51/50 (2.02)

Since making the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon Championships, Roman has struggled to give a decent account of his abilities. After first-round exits in Cincinnati and Winston-Salem, he could only get to the second round of the US Open. However, he gave a fighting display of his abilities against Tommy Paul, coming second in a five-goal thriller with the crowd against him. On the other hand, it was a first-round exit for Nakashima and we believe he will be routed in a similar manner in Chengdu by Safiullin.

Over 22.5 Games @ 67/100 (1.67)

With the exception of his defeat to Lazlo Djere, Nakashima has taken a set off his rivals in the preceding five matches. While Safiullin is not in the best of form, he does not lay down his weapons as evidenced by his five-set thriller against Paul at Flushing Meadows. As the duo face off against each other, do not expect to see a swift result. The duo will battle for each point and we should see an extended number of games played. Based on this, we are backing to see at least 22.5 games in this first-round duel.

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.

Roman Safiullin vs Brandon Nakashima: Battle for redemption in Chengdu showdown

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.

Roman Safiullin preview

Roman Safiullin’s 2023 season has been marked by flashes of brilliance but marred by inconsistency. He achieved a career-best ranking of #43 in July and reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals and third-round appearances in Madrid and Rome. However, his Achilles’ heel remains his struggle on hard courts, with six out of eight tour-level events ending in early exits. It is a hurdle he aims to overcome in Chengdu to finish the season on a high note.

Brandon Nakashima preview

The 22-year-old American, known for his reliability in past seasons, has seen a stark decline in 2023, with consecutive wins achieved only twice this year. Nakashima finds himself at a critical juncture in his career, with his top-100 ranking at risk due to a challenging 2023 season. With only 12 wins and 19 losses, Nakashima faces a pivotal moment in Chengdu as he strives to regain his form and secure a much-needed victory.

Roman Safiullin vs Brandon Nakashima head to head

Roman and Brandon have never crossed paths on the tennis court, setting the stage for an intriguing and unpredictable first encounter.

Key match details

Brandon Nakashima
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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 07:30 GMT on 20 September.
  • What is the prize money for Chengdu Open 2023? The total prize money for Chengdu Open 2023 is $1,152,805.
  • Who is the top seed of the Chengdu Open? Alexander Zverev is the top seed at Chengdu Open 2023.

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