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The Chengdu Open semifinals are set to witness an exhilarating clash between Roman Safiullin and Lorenzo Musetti. With both players showing exceptional form, this match promises to be a showcase of talent and determination on the hard courts of Chengdu.
Our favourite Roman Safiullin vs Lorenzo Musetti – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Roman Safiullin vs Lorenzo Musetti – match predictions
- 2 Safiullin’s resurgence vs Musetti’s ascent: a semi-final showdown in Chengdu
- 3 Key match details
Chengdu is abuzz with anticipation as Safiullin arrives after putting an end to Jordan Thompson, Dan Evans and Brandon Nakashima’s dreams. He has a tough task on his hands to stop ATP number 18 impressive ascent in Chengdu.
Roman Safiullin to win @ 9/10 (1.90)
Prior to coming to Chengdu, Musetti had been on a poor run of form. He had suffered three successive defeats and was struggling to get going. Against Philip Sekulic, it was on show. However, he has come into his own against Arthur Rinderknech. Roman’s trajectory has been different. The Russian has trudged on the challenger circuit to make his mark and will fancy his chances in this duel. Roman also defeated Musetti on the Challenger circuit and given his good form, should double his H2H lead.
Over 22.5 Games @ 17/20 (1.85)
Safiullin will be fresh in this meeting after his early win over Jordan Thompson, who had to retire after the first set tie-breaker. Musetti impressed in his 18-game win over Arthur Rinderknech. Prior to that, he was involved in a 32-game triumph over Sekulic. Both pros have been dogged in their outings and will make this a difficult outing for each. With tiebreakers in their last outings, expect a long and tiring affair as they battle amongst each other for a place in the final.
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Safiullin’s resurgence vs Musetti’s ascent: a semi-final showdown in Chengdu
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
Safiullin’s recent form has been nothing short of remarkable, as he continues to make strides in the tennis world. With a string of impressive victories and a newfound spot in the top 50 of the ATP rankings, he arrives in Chengdu with confidence and the ability to challenge even the best in the game. He has registered impressive wins against top-level players like Stefanos Tsitsipas and Denis Shapovalov, with his recent triumphs over quality opponents signalling his readiness to compete at the highest level.
Lorenzo Musetti preview
The Italian has been on an upward trajectory, defying expectations with his recent performances at the Chengdu Open. After struggling to secure wins earlier in the season, he arrived in China after a string of four losses in three matches. He has found his stride, reaching the quarterfinals without dropping a set and securing a straight-set victory over Arthur Rinderknech and a gruelling triumph over Philip Sekulic in three sets. Musetti’s Chengdu campaign represents a turning point in his 2023 season, as he aims to reach his best result of the year.
Roman Safiullin vs Lorenzo Musetti head to head
Their head-to-head history is a single encounter that took place at the Bergamo Challenger in 2019, where Roman emerged victorious with a scoreline of 7-5, 6-4.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 10:30 GMT on 25 September.
- What is the prize money for the 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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