Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Hubert Hurkacz prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

Here we have the 4th seed, Stefanos Tsitsipas, taking on the unseeded, yet in-form, Hubert Hurkacz. The winner will take a spot in the quarter-finals of the Western & Southern Open. Yet how do the betting markets stack up and what should you cover? Find out here.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Tsitsipas vs Hurkacz – match predictions

Stefanos Tsitsipas is the number 4 in the world, and as a result, he’s the 4th seed at the Western & Southern Open. With that said, it’s not going to be easy for Tsitsipas to secure a safe path into the quarter-finals. I say that as he is going up against Hubert Hurkacz, a man that is playing great, and who also took out the defending champion in his last match.

Cincinnati Open 2023

Of course, this sets the stage for an intriguing contest, and I feel that the ultimate result might not be what many are anticipating. On that note, let me reveal my tennis predictions today ahead of this third-round battle.

Hurkacz to win

Hubert Hurkacz is not the higher-ranked of the two players, as you’ll already know by the fact that he isn’t one of the Cincinnati Open seeds this year. Yet in my opinion, when he does bring his A-game, he is certainly a top-10 player. And since he almost beat Alcaraz last week, combined with the fact that he just took out Borna Coric, I feel he will cause an upset here.

Hurkacz to win a set – yes

For those who think that a Hurkacz win is just a little too ‘risky’, I’ve produced this next tip for you. Not only does this market serve as a bit of a cover bet in case Stefanos Tsitsipas comes out and plays great, but it also provides the opportunity for both markets to pull through. After all, if Hurkacz wins, he will obviously win two sets – making this market a winner.

Tsitsipas vs Hurkacz preview

These two are quite different in terms of how they play the game, and their recent results are quite different too. Therefore, the previews below should come in handy:

Stefanos Tsitsipas preview

It goes without saying that you don’t get to be a top 5 player without being pretty spectacular. Of course, Stefanos Tsitsipas is a beast when he plays at his best. However, he did lose in the second round last week, and he only beat Shelton in a tight match last round. 

Hubert Hurkacz preview

Hurkacz might have lost in the third round at the Canadian Open, but he beat both Bublik and Kecmanovic to get there. He then played a phenomenal match with Carlos Alcaraz, losing in a third-set breaker. As for the Western & Southern Open, he has beaten Kokkinakis and Coric, both in three sets to reach this point.

Tsitsipas vs Hurkacz head to head

Tsitsipas and Hurkacz have enjoyed many battles in the past, and the head-to-head sits at 7-2 in favor of Tsitsipas. However, both times that Hurkacz won, they played on an outdoor hard court. Additionally, in four of the wins that Tsitsipas earned against Hurkacz, they went the distance.

Tsitsipas vs Hurkacz match details

  • Match Schedule – August 17th, 18:15 GMT
  • Venue – Cincinnati, USA
  • Viewing Options – Amazon Prime

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About the author

Gavin Davison

Gavin is a full-time copywriter based in the United Kingdom. He has previously played NCAA college tennis in the USA and competed in many international events throughout his younger days. He still plays competitively and follows both the ATP & WTA Tours closely. His favourite player is Roger Federer.