Taylor Fritz vs Nikoloz Basilashvili Prediction and Odds: Australian Open 2023

An interesting fixture is on the cards as Taylor Fritz and Nikoloz Basilashvili draw swords at the John Cain Arena on Tuesday. This will be the fifth meeting between these two. On that note, which of these players will book a place in the second round of the Australian Open after this match?

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.

Taylor Fritz vs Nikoloz Basilashvili- Match Predictions

Deciding the right bet can be a challenge, we know. That’s why we dig into every detail surrounding the best tennis players in the world. In this way, we offer you real data and pick objectively. To set the right bet for Taylor Fritz vs Nikoloz Basilashvili, read our free predictions and tips for this match

Nikoloz Basilashvili to Win At Least a Set

We feel the odds on Taylor Fritz are overpriced here. To be fair, Nikoloz Basilashvili has lost three in a row; however, the Georgian player has held his own against Fritz in the past. As a matter of fact, Basilashvili won two of four encounters with Taylor Fritz; he has taken at least one set in all four clashes between these players. Considering the odds offered here, there’s a lot of value in backing Basilashvili to win at least one set.

Nikoloz Basilashvili +8.5 Games

Although Taylor Fritz has enjoyed some fine form in recent weeks, it’s fair to point out that most of those wins were close contests. In fact, Fritz won his last two matches in straight sets, but all four sets ended in tie-breaks. It’s also worth mentioning that Basilashvili has covered the handicap spread in all of his meetings with Taylor Fritz; and for these reasons, we believe the Georgian will cover +8.5 games.

Taylor Fritz vs Nikoloz Basilashvili Preview

As these players go head to head, let’s look at their recent form.

Taylor Fritz

Taylor Fritz won seven of eight matches across singles and mixed doubles, helping the United States to win the United Cup. The American has been on fire recently, winning 11 of his last 12 matches in singles and mixed doubles, including four in a row. Fritz will look to continue his hot streak here, and he’ll fancy his chances against Basilashvili.

Nikoloz Basilashvili

Nikoloz Basilashvili, on the other hand, has played two matches so far this year, losing both. The Georgian player recently recovered from an injury, which he sustained in his match against Mikael Ymer last week. That said, it’ll be interesting to see how he matches up against an in-form Taylor Fritz.

Taylor Fritz vs Nikoloz Basilashvili Head to Head

Taylor Fritz has faced Nikoloz Basilashvili four times in the past, and those encounters were not one-sided. Both players have two wins apiece in four clashes between them.

  • 16/10/2021 Basilashvili won 2-0 (Indian Wells, Hard)
  • 16/03/2021 Fritz won 2-1 (Dubai, Hard)
  • 12/03/2021 Basilashvili won 2-0 (Doha, Hard)
  • 28/09/2017 Fritz won 2-1 (Chengdu, Hard)

Taylor Fritz vs Nikoloz Basilashvili Match Details

Taylor Fritz vs Nikoloz Basilashvili

  • Where will this match take place? The John Cain Arena will host this match
  • What time does Fritz vs Basilashvili start? This match will start not before 02:00 GMT on Tuesday, 17th January
  • Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? At 1/20 (1.05), Taylor Fritz is the favourite, while Nikoloz Basilashvili is priced at a massive 10/1 (11.00)

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Kelechi Udoka

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years.