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The China Open continues to deliver excitement as the second round features a captivating clash between the tenacious Yoshihito Nishioka and the resilient Jannik Sinner. Their only meeting to date was an interesting three-setter and all eyes will be on this fixture as they resume hostilities.
Our favourite Yoshihito Nishioka vs Jannik Sinner – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Yoshihito Nishioka vs Jannik Sinner – match predictions
- 2 An epic battle awaits as Nishioka takes on Sinner in China Open second-round
- 3 Key match details
Dan Evans proved his mettle in a losing cause against Sinner, while Juncheng Shang excited Beijing locals with his fighting display against Nishioka. With both players involved in three-setters, this will be a must-watch display for fans and neutrals alike.
Over 20.5 Games @ 87/100 (1.87)
Both Nishioka and Sinner have been involved in long duels of late, the latter more than the former. Each of Sinner’s last three matches has needed added time and we expect that trend to continue this time around as well. While their last duel was on clay, it also proved to follow the same trajectory. Sinner needed 26 games to overpower Nishioka and given the Italian’s recent form, we should see over 20.5 games before a winner can be decided upon.
2-1 to Jannik Sinner @ 16/5 (4.20)
Sinner is the overwhelming favourite and in all scenarios should book his place in the quarter-finals. However, it will be interesting how he manages to achieve it. He has struggled to get over the line in recent outings with each of his last three fixtures needing a deciding set. Nishioka has been dogged in his outings and would not let go without a fight. The Japanese ace was standoffish in their duel in Barcelona and only laid down his weapons with a 2-1 set score.
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An epic battle awaits as Nishioka takes on Sinner in China Open second-round
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.
Yoshihito Nishioka preview
Nishioka has had an intriguing season marked by ups and downs. His recent form has shown signs of improvement, particularly during the Asian swing, where he has historically excelled. With a runner-up finish in Zhuhai and a penchant for strong performances in this region, Nishioka arrives at the China Open with renewed confidence. Against Shang he proved his mettle and will be gunning to do so against the much-fancied Sinner.
Jannik Sinner preview
Sinner has consistently delivered impressive performances but not without a reward to show for it. In Toronto, he ended that run as he claimed the elusive masters’ title. His recent form reflects his determination and ability to contend with top-ranked players. Sinner’s ability to overcome fitness challenges adds an element of intrigue to his campaign in Beijing. He was made to work hard by the dogged Evans in the first round and will have to improve on his showings if he is to get the better of Nishioka.
Yoshihito Nishioka vs Jannik Sinner head to head
Their head-to-head history stands at 1-0 in favour of Sinner, who triumphed in an exciting three-setter in Barcelona earlier this year.
Key match details
- Who is the top seed of the China Open? Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz has the top billing at China Open 2023.
- Where is the match being played? National Tennis Center in Beijing will host the China Open 2023.
- Who is the reigning China Open champion? Dominic Thiem is the reigning China Open champion.
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