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Continuing the fourth day of matches in the US Open’s main draw, youngsters Yibing Wu and Alex De Minaur are set to face off for a spot in the third round. This promises to be a very interesting matchup, with the two players’ athletic ability being one of the highlights. Make sure to also check our expert predictions for the 2023 US Open.
Our favourite Yibing Wu vs Alex De Minaur predictions
Wu and De Minaur’s duel will likely see a lot of running around. The Australian is known for his defensive prowess, while Wu doesn’t shy away from covering the court distance either, while also often venturing into high-risk, high-reward shots.
Alex De Minaur 3-1 @ 29/10 (3.90)
De Minaur had a fairly standard opening match against Timofey Skatov, although the Australian did drop a set against the Kazakh. Wu promises to be a more challenging opponent, and expecting the Chinese player to take a set off the favorite is a fair proposition.
But while Wu taking a set doesn’t seem that far off, it’s hard to imagine the ATP Dallas champion taking this one to the distance. De Minaur’s defensive skills will likely force more than a few errors on Wu’s side, giving the young Australian an edge. Therefore, a 3-1 score for De Minaur looks like a solid pick.
Over 36.5 games @ 17/20 (1.85)
De Minaur’s match against Skatov finished a whisker under that same line, with the Australian wrapping up the encounter in 36 games. Wu’s opener against Dusan Lajovic, meanwhile, went well over that line, at 45 games.
Taking the first bet into account, and assuming this match goes beyond 3 sets, the over looks like the more inviting line. In a 4-setter, hitting 37-plus games wouldn’t be that far off.
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.
Yibing Wu vs Alex De Minaur: an interesting match between youngsters
With the predictions for today’s match already set, let’s take a look at what Wu and De Minaur have done to get into this second round US Open encounter.
Yibing Wu preview
A year on from his main draw debut in a major tournament, Wu is looking to tie his career best Slam appearance. The Chinese player reached the third round in last year’s US Open, but had since failed to make it past the first round at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon. Wu has fared well on US soil: aside from his back-to-back first round wins at the US Open, the 23-year old from Shanghai also secured his first title at the Tour level earlier this year in Dallas. Wu is coming off a long five-setter against Dusan Lajovic, which saw the Chinese player show off his aggressive style, hitting his fair share of winners, but with more than a few unforced erros.
Alex De Minaur preview
With injury troubles finally behind him, De Minaur has hit the stride in 2023. The 24-year old from Melbourne has just achieved his career high, 12th in the ATP rankings, and is in great form. De Minaur’s defensive prowess allowed him to triumph in a four-setter opener, and the Australian looks to be in a good position to tie his career best result at a major – a fourth round appearance at the 2020 US Open.
Wu vs De Minaur head to head
This will mark Wu’s and De Minaur’s first encounter on the ATP at any level.
Key match details
- What is the start time for this match? The match is set to start at 19:00 GMT on Thursday, August 31st.
- What is the prize money for the 2023 US Open? The prize money for the 2023 US Open is $65,000,020.
- How can i watch the 2023 US Open? Aussie fans enthusiastic about showing their support for De Minaur can catch up with the action live on Channel 9.
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