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Zhizhen Zhang earned his revenge against Hubert Hurkacz in the first round of the Japan Open 2023 after falling in the fourth round in Shanghai. The Chinese player will now face Aslan Karatsev, who defeated Frances Tiafoe in the previous round. Both players defeated elite players in the previous round, making this clash even more intriguing.
Our favourite Zhizhen Zhang vs Aslan Karatsev predictions
- 1 Our favourite Zhizhen Zhang vs Aslan Karatsev predictions
- 2 Zhang vs Karatsev: Both beat tough opponents and will go for more
- 3 Zhizhen Zhang vs Aslan Karatsev match details
Let’s evaluate the Japan Open odds to set the best tennis predictions today.
Zhang to win 2-0 @ 8/11 (1.72)
Although both players received nearly the same number of cheers this season, Karatsev received them in a significantly fewer number of tournaments. Given that he finished with negative stats last year, the Russian player is back to his best.
On the other side of the court, there will be Zhizhen, who has had an inconsistent season, with an equal amount of wins and losses. The initial prediction is that Karatsev will win over Zhang.
Over 22.5 games @ 8/11 (1.72)
Both players have won seven of their last nine matches, which is not surprising given that they have competed in top-ranked tournaments and against top opponents. This is going to be a high-intensity battle.
Zhang’s last two matches included three sets and a considerable number of games. The last h2h had 23 games in all. The second Xhanf vs Karatsev forecast is for more than 22.5 games.
Zhizhen Zhang vs Aslan Karatsev odds
The Chinese player has a 58% chance of winning this 2023 Japan Open match, according to bookmakers. The gap between Zhizhen Zhang and Aslan Karatsev is little, given that the h2h record is even at 1.
Zhang vs Karatsev: Both beat tough opponents and will go for more
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Zhizhen was up against Hubert Hurkacz in the first round of the Japan Open 2023. The Polish player seized the advantage in the opening set, but he underestimated the Chinese player’s reply.
We watched Zhang play differently, with considerably more intensity, as soon as the second set began. Hurkacz lost control and was unable to stop his rival’s comeback.
Karatsev made it to the semi-finals in Zhuhai late last month. The Russian player lost to Yoshihito Nishioka after beating Andy Murray and Cameron Norrie. Then Aslan went to Shanghai, where he didn’t win a single game.
Karatsev faced Frances Tiafoe in the preliminary round, a difficult opponent. Nonetheless, Aslan was able to adapt his game and take control of the match, allowing him to win in two sets.
Zhang vs Karatsev Head to Head
This will not be the first time the two players have met this year. Karatsev defeated Zhang in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open in May. In this way, the Russian player equaled the series of encounters, as the Chinese player won the Astana Open a year earlier.
22/05/23 Karatsev beat Zhang 7-6 6-4 (Madrid, clay)
Zhizhen Zhang vs Aslan Karatsev match details
- The 2023 Japan Open will be held at the Colosseum.
- The match between Zhizhen Zhang and Aslan Karatsev begins at 12:00 on Thursday, October 19th.
- Amazon Prime has every match of the 2023 Japan Open available.
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