Taylor Fritz vs Christopher O’Connell Prediction and Odds: Mutua Madrid Open 2023

The Madrid Open 2023 continues with an exciting second-round match between Taylor Fritz and Christopher O’Connell. Fritz, the 25-year-old American, will face off against O’Connell, the 28-year-old Australian, in what promises to be a thrilling encounter. Both players are in good form and will be looking to progress to the third round of this prestigious tournament. Read our ATP Madrid Open predictions in this article.

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Taylor Fritz vs Christopher O’Connell – Match Predictions

Taylor Fritz vs Christopher O’Connell to Win

The match between Fritz and O’Connell is likely to be a short one. With both players playing an aggressive style of tennis and having strong serves, it is expected that there will be few long rallies and points. This could lead to the match being over quickly and possibly seeing less than 22.5 games played. O’Connell’s last meeting with a top-10 ranked player finished in 17 games and fans will be forewarned that this intense and fast-paced encounter in Madrid will finish sooner than they think.

2-0 to Taylor Fritz

The American ace enters the second-round match against O’Connell as the favourite. On the other hand, the Australian journeyman was made to work hard by Filip Krajinovic in the first round where his inability to save break points and win second-serve points was highlighted. With his big serve and powerful groundstrokes, Fritz is expected to dominate the match and come out on top in straight sets.

Taylor Fritz vs Christopher O’Connell Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in this tournament.

Taylor Fritz

After his ousting from the Miami Open at the hands of Carlos Alcaraz, it was expected that Taylor Fritz will take a rest during the European clay court swing of the ATP tour. His decision to continue has helped his cause, impressing in Monte Carlo Masters where his path was only stopped by eventual winner Andrey Rublev. In Munich Open, he forced his way to the semi-finals, further boosting his red surface credentials.

Christopher O’Connell

While Fritz was outsmarted by Botic Van De Zandschulp, Christopher O’Connell was ousted by Holger Rune in the Munich Open. The Australian has impressed in April, making to the quarterfinals of the Marakkesh Open and then following it with a semi-final placement in ATP Split. He has form on his side and Fritz will be ill-advised to take this match lightly despite the 70 ranking difference between them.

Taylor Fritz vs Christopher O’Connell Head to Head

This is the first meeting between Taylor Fritz and Christopher O’Connell on the ATP tour.

Taylor Fritz vs Christopher O’Connell Match Details

Madrid Open

  • When will this match start? This match starts not before 13:00 GMT on 29 April.
  • What is the prize money for Madrid Open? ATP Madrid Open’s total prize money stands at €7,705,780.
  • Where can I watch Madrid Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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