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Vukic is having the best season in his career and he can go even higher in the rankings by the end of the season. In the opening round in Chengdu, the Australian will face Taro Daniel. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Our favourite Taro Daniel vs Aleksandar Vukic predictions
Given the odds, both players have equal chances of winning this match but the different styles of their play will make the difference in Chengdu.
Aleksandar Vukic to win @ 9/10 (1.90)
Vukic is having a breakout season, and given the surface and current form, he is the favorite to win this match. He relies on his serve a lot, and it has been functioning very well in recent months. Daniel is the more experienced one, but that will make no difference in this match, as Vukic will serve his way to victory.
First set over 9.5 games @ 13/20 (1.65)
Daniel is a more versatile player than Vukic, and that will keep him long enough in the opening set and maybe in the match in general. Vukic has played over 9.5 games in 9 of his last 11 sets, and that will be the case in the opener in Chengdu as well.
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.
Who is moving forward in China?
Both players are coming off a first-round exit at the US Open. The tournaments in Asia are the favorite ones of both players and whoever wins this match can go deep in Chengdu.
Taro Daniel is 95th in the ATP rankings and he has never been ranked higher than 64th place. The 30-year-old is 29-24 for the season and 19-11 on hard surface.
Daniel is coming off a first-round loss at the US Open against Gael Monfils 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 7-6. Previously, he lost only one set in three qualifying rounds in New York. Going into the US Open, he went through the qualifiers in Toronto and lost in the second round of the main draw to Milos Raonic.
His best results this season featured the second round at the Australian Open, the third round in Indian Wells and the quarterfinals in Cagliari and Acapulco.
Vukic is 50th in the ATP rankings, two spots lower than his career high. The 27-year-old is having the best season in his career and has been very active this year, having a 46-28 record, including 32-16 on hard surface.
Vukic is coming to Chengdu after losing in the first round at the US Open to Alexander Zverev in straight sets.
Vukic’s best result this season as the final in Atlanta, where he lost to Taylor Fritz in three sets. He also made it to finals in Oeiras, Busan and Seoul, losing in all three occasions.
Daniel vs Vukic head to head
This will be the first match between Taro Daniel and Aleksandar Vukic.
Key match details
- Venue: Center Court
- Date & time: Wednesday, 20th of September, TBD
- Where to watch in UK: Amazon Prime
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