Taylor Fritz vs Rinky Hijikata prediction and odds: Delray Beach Open 2024

Taylor Fritz vs Rinky Hijikata prediction and odds: Delray Beach Open 2024

It’s time for the top seed to flex his muscles again in the 2024 Delray Beach Open. Coming up tonight, we have Fritz vs Hijikata, and this is one game we’ve picked to supply some high-value tennis predictions today. So, want to find out which markets to cover? Let me show you now.

Our favourite Taylor Fritz vs Rinky Hijikata predictions

Fritz and Hijikata have never competed against one another on the ATP Tour. However, there is a fairly large rankings difference between the two. Fritz is ranked 9 in the world while Hijikata is ranked 84. At the same time, Taylor Fritz is the number one seed for this event. Taking this into account, I’d like to suggest the following markets for this clash:

Hijikata +5.5 games handicap @ 10/21 (1.48)

So far in this event, Rinky Hijikata has pulled through two tight matches. He won both of these in three sets, and his last victory came against the 6th seed. Therefore, he’s obviously playing well, and Fritz only squeezed past Borges in his opener by a tight margin. Because of that, I feel this is a solid market to cover.

Fritz to win 2-0 @ 8/15 (1.53)

Although I believe that Hijikata can push Fritz close in this match, there is still a big difference in standard between the two players. For that reason, when things get tight in the match, I feel Fritz’s level and experience will help him to pull through. And that’s precisely why I’m shooting for a 2-0 win for the American.

Taylor Fritz vs Rinky Hijikata odds

The probability of Fritz winning this one is 86.70%. As for the chance of Hijikata scoring a victory, this is just 20%.

Fritz eager to cruise into the semis of the Delray Beach Open

You’ve seen my predictions for Taylor Fritz’s next match above. But let me share some other important things about each of these guys before the match kicks off tonight.

Taylor Fritz preview

As an established top 10 player and the number one seed in this tournament, Taylor Fritz is clearly favoured to win here. He has also been enjoying a solid start to the 2024 season, as proven by his quarter-final appearance in Melbourne and his recent Davis Cup performances. So really, all signs point to a Fritz victory here.

Rinky Hijikata preview

With a couple of good wins over Broady followed by Arnaldi, Hijikata must be feeling good about his tennis in Delray Beach. However, one has to wonder whether he has the tools necessary to take out the top dog in the quarters. For me, I’m not too sure that he can, especially since he has lost to players ranked much lower than Fritz in recent times.

Fritz vs Hijikata head to head

This quarter-final clash will be the first time that Fritz and Hijikata compete against each other in an ATP event. So we are heading into this one from a totally blank canvas.

Key match details

Fritz vs Hijikata prediction

  • Match Schedule – February 17th, 01:00 GMT
  • Venue – Delray Beach, USA
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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