Taylor Fritz vs Denis Shapovalov Prediction and Odds: Miami Open 2023

It’s the USA vs Canada in Miami on Sunday as Taylor Fritz takes on Denis Shapovalov in what looks set to be one the best matches of round three at the Miami Open. The pair are both seeded in the tournament and should serve up a cracker if they’re both playing at their highest level. Here are some predictions ahead of the big match:

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

Taylor Fritz vs Denis Shapovalov – Match Predictions

Set 1 result – Taylor Fritz

Going off their natural talent with a tennis racket, it’s very close to call but Taylor Fritz is the slightly better of the two players purely based on consistency and temperament which is why we’re picking him to win the opening set. The support of the home crowd, particularly when he’s facing a Canadian, should also give him an edge.

The American has won the opening set in three of his last four games while his opponent has lost the opening set in three of his last four games. While we are expecting a close affair, expert Fritz to start better than Shapovalov.

Over 22.5 games

Both men are seeded for this event which tells you straight away that they are both top players. Over 22.5 games not only covers you for a three-set match, which is absolutely on the table, but it also covers you for two long-winded sets, which is also entirely plausible with this pair.

The key to the game will likely be how well Shapovalov serves. On its day, the Canadian’s out-swinging lefty serve is almost impossible to return, however, he is also prone to excessive double faults.

Taylor Fritz vs Denis Shapovalov Preview

With our predictions sealed, let’s take a closer look at both players

Taylor Fritz

Taylor Fritz has enjoyed a roller-coaster 12 months. After lifting his first ATP 1000 event last year at Indian Wells, many expected the American to kick on and become a serious threat at major championships. While he has failed to do that, he has still enjoyed moderate success elsewhere and has retained his place in the world’s top ten as a result.

His form this year has also been up and down. After being knocked out of round two at the Australian Open he bounced back to win the Delray Beach Open a month later. He will be hopeful of a deep run here in Miami as the hard court season comes towards an end.

Denis Shapovalov

Big things were expected of Denis Shapovalov when he burst onto the scene as a teenager but things haven’t quite materialised as planned so far for the Canadian. However, he is still just 23 so time is on his side to reach his potential. He only has one career title to his name and seems to save his best performances for grand slams, where he’s enjoyed far more success than Fritz.

This year, hasn’t made it past the third round of any tournament and will be desperate to change that on Sunday.

Taylor Fritz vs Denis Shapovalov Head to Head

The pair have played each other on nine previous occasions with Shapovalov coming out on top in six of them.

Taylor Fritz vs Denis Shapovalov Match Details

Miami Open

  • How can I watch the match? Fans in the UK can stream the match on Amazon Prime.
  • Who is the bookies’ favourite for the match? Taylor Fritz is the favourite with bookmakers.
  • When is the match scheduled for? As per the schedule, Fritz vs Shapovalov will take place on Sunday, March 26th.

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