Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jiri Lehecka Prediction and Odds: Australian Open

Third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas takes on the un-seeded Jiri Lehecka in a fascinating Quarter Final clash at the 2023 Australian Open. On paper, it looks like Tsitsipas should win this easily, but how do we think this will actually play out?

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

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jiri Lehecka – Match Predictions

Both Stefanos Trsitsipas and Jiri Lehecka have had five-setters across their last two rounds in Melbourne. With a semi-final place up for grabs, read our tennis predictions ahead of this last-eight match.

Total Sets – Five

Stefanos Tsitispas appeared to be cruising to another straight sets win when he went 2-0 up against Jannik Sinner in the Fourth Round. However, he then lost the next two as his performance levels and fitness levels dropped. There is no doubting the quality of the Greek, but are the requirements of a Grand Slam starting to catch up with him?

Jiri Lehecka was taken to four sets by 22 year old Felix Auger Aliassime in the Fourth Round with the final two sets both going to tie-breaks. There is no doubting that Lehecka fights to the death of every set and will not give up this match in a hurry.

With the previous clash between the pair going to a final set, we expect the same in Melbourne.

Tsitsipas to Win the 1st Set and Win the Match

With straight-set wins in the First, Second and Third Rounds, before going 2-0 up in the Fourth, it goes without saying that Tsitsipas is a fast starter. He did lose the first set in the only previous match with Lehecka but we think that Tsitsipas is playing some of the best tennis of his career in this tournament.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jiri Lehecka Preview

With these two players both in their early 20s, we could be seeing the start of a rivalry which will last for a decade. Let’s learn some more about their careers so far.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

The 24 year old Greek is ranked fourth in the world but will take over at number one if he goes all the way to the final and wins in Melbourne. So far in his career he has earnt $23,655,204 and has won nine career titles. He has reached four Grand Slam semi-finals (three in Australia) and one final (2021 French Open).

Jiri Lehecka

At 21, Jiri Lehecka has come from nowhere to grab the attention of tennis fans. He only made his Grand Slam debut in Melbourne last year and was dumped out in the first round of all four majors. Ranked number 71 in the world, Lehecka may well look back at this tournament as the one where his career started to click.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jiri Lehecka Head to Head

This is only the second time that these two players have met and it is Tsitsipas who comes into this match with a 1-0 lead. Their previous game was in Rotterdam last February with the Greek right-hander coming back from a one-set deficit to win in three.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jiri Lehecka Match Details

Australian Open Balls

When will the match start? The match will start from 09:15 am GMT on Tuesday, January 24th.
On which court will the match be played? Rod Laver Arena
Where to watch AO 2023 in the UK? You can watch Australian Open on Eurosport broadcast and online, or stream it on Discovery +.

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