Tommy Paul vs Roman Safiullin prediction and odds: US Open 2023

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The second round of the US Open brings forth an electrifying showdown as the dynamic talents of Tommy Paul and Roman Safiullin collide on the New York stage. The duo impressed in their first-round wins and will look to impress as the stakes get higher.

Our favourite Tommy Paul vs Roman Safiullin – match predictions

Marco Cecchinato had no answer for the brilliant Roman Safiullin. Fans will hope that the impressive Paul can make little work of him and continue his strides at Flushing Meadows. For the latest insights and betting tips on the US Open 2023, be sure to check out our predictions for the ATP men’s event.

3-1 to Tommy Paul @ 14/5 (3.80)

Tommy has been firing on all cylinders lately. He defeated Carlos Alcaraz on his journey to the Toronto Open semi-finals. The Spaniard got his revenge in Cincinnati but had to dig deep to get the 2-1 result. Paul’s first match at the US Open saw him drop a set against Stefano Travaglia before finishing the game. Roman arrives in this match after defeating Cecchinato in straight sets but remains an underdog and with reason. Given the Russian ace’s form, he can take a set off Paul like Travaglia but will be on the wrong side of a 3-1 concluding score.

Over 37.5 Games @ 4/5 (1.80)

Despite giving away a set and spending extra time on the courts against Travaglia, Paul impressed in the 34-game duel. He will have to be better in his approach against Safiullin, who does not give up with ease. Four of the Russian’s last five matches have required a deciding set, although he finished on the losing side on three occasions. He will force the issue this time around as well and we should have a long-drawn battle on our hands. With the duo involved in marathon games of late, we expect the match to see at least 37.5 games before its finish.

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

Tommy Paul vs Roman Safiullin: Impressive Russian to thwart Paul’s ambitions?

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.

Tommy Paul preview

The 26-year-old American sensation has been making waves in the 2023 season with an impressive win-loss record of 38-20 across various tournaments. The highlights of his 2023 season are a testament to his skill and resilience. He reached the finals in Acapulco, Eastbourne International and Aix En Provence Challenger, and made it to the semi-finals of the Australian Open and Canadian Open. As of now, he is enjoying his career-high ranking of 14th in the world, reflecting his consistency and determination on the court.

Roman Safiullin preview

Safiullin’s live ranking of 55 reflects his standing among the tennis elite, but it’s the journey that led him there that truly defines his character. The Koblenz Challenger winner has amassed 30 wins and 19 losses in 2023. After struggling at the Australian Open and missing Roland Garros, the Russian ace made it to the quarter-finals in Madrid and Rome. He followed it up with a quarter-final push at the All-England Club. His first-round win over Cecchinato saw him in complete control and will hope for a similar result against Paul.

Tommy Paul vs Roman Safiullin head-to-head

Four months apart from their first meeting, the stakes could not be higher in only the second meeting between Paul and Safiullin on the ATP tour. It was the Russian ace who triumphed on the red surface but has a tough task in the American’s backyard.

Key match details

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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 16:00 GMT on 30 August.
  • Who is the top seed of the US Open? Carlos Alcaraz is the top seed at US Open 2023.
  • Where can you watch US Open? Fans in the UK can tune into Sky Sports to catch US Open action. Australian fans are also in luck with Channel 9 broadcasting action from Flushing Meadows for free.

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