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As the US Open unfolds, the collision between Timofey Skatov and Alex De Minaur lock horns. The duel offers a narrative of emerging talent against seasoned accomplishment.
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Our favourite Timofey Skatov vs Alex De Minaur – match predictions
De Minaur’s breakthrough moments and Skatov’s tenacious journey intertwine to create an unpredictable opening-round spectacle. While the Australian has come up runner-up against the current top-four, the young Kazakh’s pursuit of opportunities paints a canvas of uncertainty for their clash on the grand stage.
4 Total Sets @ 11/4 (3.75)
Fatigue took a toll on De Minaur following his straight-sets defeat to Jannik Sinner in the Canadian Open final. He had to force his way against JJ Wolf, who took the game to a deciding set. Skatov will not be easy to dismantle as the young Kazakh is in good form. He registered straight sets victories against fellow qualifiers and will be in high hopes of improving his first-round exits at Roland Garros and Wimbledon. Based on this, we expect a tough battle that requires a deciding set to come to its conclusion.
9-10 First Set Games @ 11/10 (2.10)
De Minaur has a tendency to lose focus but does not let up at the start. His last two defeats saw 12 and 10 games in the first set. When on song, he does not take much time to get past his rivals and needed seven games against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina to claim the first set while bageling Wolf in his Cincinnati Open meeting. Skatov has been impervious to damage himself, claiming the first set against Duckworth in eight games while forcing the issue against Brancaccio in ten games. With the duo going strong, we expect a tough first set, which should conclude in 9-10 games with little to separate them.
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Timofey Skatov vs Alex De Minaur specific headline
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season. For the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Timofey Skatov preview
Skatov’s recent trajectory is marked by encouraging steps toward higher stages of competition. His strong showing in the New York qualifying rounds, winning all sets convincingly, reflects a player honing his skills and seizing chances. This comes on the back of his qualification for the French Open main draw. While his encounter with Grigor Dimitrov in the French Open was humbling, his qualifier victory against James Duckworth underscores his development and tenacity.
Alex De Minaur preview
The Australian’s season is an embodiment of both promise and inconsistency. His notable achievements, including a title win in Acapulco and participation in championship matches, stand in contrast to his struggles and premature exits. He reached the final at the Queen’s Club and followed it up with a Toronto Open runner-up finish. However, his tendency to falter against underdogs raises questions about his ability to maintain momentum.
Skatov vs De Minaur head to head
This is the first meeting between Skatov and De Minaur on the ATP tour.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 21:00 GMT on 29 August.
- What is the prize money for US Open 2023? The total prize pool for the entirety of US Open 2023 events is $65,000,020.
- Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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