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Two young stars will get a chance to renew their rivalry at the Australian Open. Tsitsipas and Sinner face off in a rematch from last year’s quarterfinals. Take a look at the predictions and best bets for the sixth encounter between the two.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jannik Sinner Match Predictions
We are witnessing what promises to be one of the biggest rivalries on the ATP Tour for the coming years. The two young stars have already faced off five times, including a quarterfinals matchup in last year’s Australian Open.
This is a very safe line for Tsitsipas to cover, especially in a best of 5. All of his four wins over Sinner came with margins well over the -3.5 handicap. That was also the case during last year’s Australian Open, in which the Greek finished with a nine-game advantage over the Italian.
Tsitsipas is also serving at a very high level in Melbourne. He has only given up two breaks so far, both in his first round win over Quentin Halys. That’s another reason to believe the Greek can make up for the handicap in this bet.
Total 3 Sets
Unlike the previous bet, this one is slightly riskier. But there is a good reason behind it: Tsitsipas didn’t drop a single set in all his four wins over Sinner. That was once again the case in their quarterfinals encounter last year, which saw the Greek wrap the match in straight sets.
He has also been in better form than Sinner in this year’s edition. The Italian had to come back from a two-set deficit against Fucsovics in the third round to avoid an upset, while Tsitsipas closed out his three matches without much trouble.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jannik Sinner Preview
With our predictions for the Tsitsipas versus Sinner match, let’s now take a look at what each player did to make it to round 4.
Still undefeated in 2023, Tsitsipas won all four of his singles rubber in the inaugural United Cup, helping Greece reach the semifinals. He has yet to drop a set this Australian Open, having only given up two breaks all tournament.
And there will be some extra incentive for the Greek: aside from chasing his elusive first major title, lifting the trophy in Melbourne would automatically move Tsitsipas to the top of the ATP ranking. And with Ruud and Nadal out, Tsitsipas is currently the highest seeded player left in the tournament.
Jannik Sinner faced an unexpected five-set marathon in the third round. The Italian had to pull off a massive comeback against Marton Fucsovics. Sinner went down two sets, won the third, but then went down a break in the fourth before finally hitting the stride.
A win over Tsitsipas would allow the Italian to repeat last year’s quarterfinals bid. It would also mark Sinner’s third consecutive quarterfinals appearance in a major, making it four over the last five slams.
Tsitsipas vs Sinner Head to Head
Tsitsipas and Sinner will go head to head for an impressive sixth time in four years. The Greek has a significant advantage with four wins to Sinner’s one. Their most recent meeting, at the Rome Masters 1000 last year, went his way. Tsitsipas also came out on top in last year’s Australian Open quarterfinals.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jannik Sinner Match Details
- On which court will this match take place? The match will be played on Rod Laver Arena.
- Is the AO 2023 available to watch in the UK? The 2023 Australian Open is available for UK viewers on Eurosport (TV and online) and Discovery + (online).
- What is the start time for the match? This match is currently set for a 2:00 am GMT start.