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Round two of the Chengdu Open brings together Roman Safiullin and Daniel Evans together after a four-year hiatus. It is the duo’s first tournament outing since the US Open, Safiullin will look to put it behind him after a second-round exit while Evans exited after one round further.
Our favourite Roman Safiullin vs Daniel Evans – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Roman Safiullin vs Daniel Evans – match predictions
- 2 Roman and Daniel renew hostilities after a four-year hiatus
- 3 Key match details
Evans is seeded fourth here and got a first-round bye while Safiullin made little work of Brandon Nakashima to book his place. Don’t miss out on the latest updates and expert betting advice for the Chengdu Open 2023.
Daniel Evans to win @ 91/100 (1.91)
Safiullin has had time to adapt in Chengdu, registering an impressive straight-set win over Nakashima. He will have a tougher time against Evans, whose dogged ability can unnerve rivals. The British ace earned impressive wins over Alex de Minaur and Arthur Fils in the Davis Cup and will fancy his chances. We are anticipating him to get past the Russian, whom he has beaten in their prior meeting.
2-1 to Daniel Evans @ 21/10 (3.10)
Watching Dan in action leaves fans with a sense of fulfilment. The British ace does not let up even when out of form and has a tendency to surprise his rivals. With nine wins from his last 12 outings, Evans has form on his side, although his last four matches have seen a deciding set required. His last duel with Safiullin also saw this as he eventually triumphed 2-1 in Quimper 2019. As they meet in Chengdu, we expect to see a 2-1 conclusion in his favour.
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 and Daniel renew hostilities after a four-year hiatus
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
It has been a struggling season for Roman with 31-20 win/loss record. While he has had success triumphing in Koblenz and reaching the quarter-finals of the Championships, his other tournament outings have been subpar. He could not get out of the qualifiers in Dubai and Monte Carlo, while first-round exits in the Australian Open, Indian Wells, Miami and Cincinnati added to his frustrations. In Chengdu, the mercurial Russian ace will look to build on his 2-0 win over Brandon Nakashima and avenge his prior defeat against Evans.
Daniel Evans preview
While Cameron Norrie and Andy Murray struggled to live up to expectations, Daniel Evans impressed beyond means. The second-ranked British ace has been on an impressive run so far, battling with the best, accruing and taking sets against the best. Alongside Daniil Medvedev, he was the only other athlete to take a set of Carlos Alcaraz. His fighting spirit was also on display in the Davis Cup, where he registered three-setter wins against Alex de Minaur and Arthur Fils.
Roman Safiullin vs Daniel Evans head to head
This is the second meeting between Roman and Evans on the ATP tour. It was a tense showdown that saw the British ace triumph 2-1 in the 2019 ATP Quimper.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 07:30 GMT on 22 September.
- What is the prize money for the Chengdu Open 2023? The total prize money for Chengdu Open 2023 is $1,152,805.
- How much will the Chengdu Open 2023 winner get? The ATP Chengdu Open winner will get $175,340.
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