Sebastian Ofner vs Frances Tiafoe prediction and odds: US Open 2023

Sebastian Ofner vs Frances Tiafoe prediction and odds: US Open 2023

Last year’s semi-finalist, Frances Tiafoe, is looking to continue his tournament run into the third round against Sebastian Ofner at the US Open. But will he beat the Austrian and ensure a safe passage through or is there an upset on the cards? My tennis predictions today will give you the answer.

Our favourite Sebastian Ofner vs Frances Tiafoe predictions

As I’m sure you know, Frances Tiafoe is the home favourite at the US Open in terms of his popularity with the crowd. He is one of the great entertainers in the men’s game, and yes, he is a top-tier player too. In contrast, Sebastian Ofner is ranked outside of the top 50, and the Austrian isn’t known for his deep draw runs at Grand Slams. Therefore, I’m going with the following two ATP US Open 2023 predictions for this match:

Under 35.5 games @ 17/20 (1.85)

For starters, I think that Tiafoe will win this contest quite comfortably, as reflected in the second of my two tips. Yet for the first tip, I am going for the match to have fewer than 35.5 games. Assuming Tiafoe gets the job done quite easily, this market seems logical.

Tiafoe to win 3-0 @ 1/1 (2.00)

Due to Frances Tiafoe’s level of tennis at the moment, combined with his ranking of number 10 in the world, it is likely that he will beat Ofner in straight sets. And for this market, you can get odds of ‘evens’ at the moment, which means you’d double your money if he wins 3-0. For me, this price is competitive enough to go for this market. 

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.

A nice matchup for Frances Tiafoe to reach round three

Before these guys do battle at the US Open, let me take you through a very quick preview.

Sebastian Ofner preview

Sebastian Ofner is a 27-year-old player from Austria who is ranked 58 at the moment. Because of this ranking, he gained a direct entry into the main draw of the 2023 US Open. And he got a decent draw too, as he took out Borges in the opening round in four sets. Now, Borges isn’t in the same league as Tiafoe on a hard court, so Ofner will face a much tougher contest against the American.

Frances Tiafoe preview

Can you remember when Frances Tiafoe made it through to the semi-finals of the 2022 US Open? He is the first American to make it that deep in the draw for quite some time, so obviously, he has great memories of playing at Flushing Meadows. Additionally, he is one of the favourites for the tournament since he is seeded 10th. 

Ofner vs Tiafoe head to head

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Tiafoe and Ofner have never played each other. These two guys aren’t always in the same events, as Ofner isn’t always a feature in 500, 1000, or Grand Slam tournaments. Yet that will all change when they play one another in the US Open second round.

Key match details

Sebastian Ofner US Open

  • Match Schedule – August 30th, 16:00 GMT
  • Venue – New York, USA
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports

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