Frances Tiafoe vs Jannik Sinner Odds & Prediction

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Italy’s Jannick Sinner makes a return to Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman through the males’s singles last on the European Open tennis match in Antwerp, Belgium, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. (AP Picture/Olivier Matthys)

  • No. 7 seed Jannik Sinner meets qualifier Frances Tiafoe within the Erste Financial institution Open semifinals Saturday
  • Sinner holds a 2-0 head-to-head lead over Tiafoe; they need to take the courtroom about 10 a.m. ET
  • Learn on for evaluation and predictions, and the worth in Sinner being the favourite

It has been very difficult for gamers – particularly the younger gamers – to place collectively back-to-back profitable weeks on the ATP Tour.

However at 20, Jannik Sinner is proving the exception to that problem the identical method he’s proved precocious in nearly each side of his rise.

In Saturday’s semifinals on the Erste Financial institution Open he takes on 23-year-old Frances Tiafoe, who has put collectively back-to-back upsets and is searching for a 3rd.

Frances Tiafoe vs Jannik Sinner Odds

Participant Unfold Moneyline Complete
Frances Tiafoe (USA) +3.5 (+100) +275 O 22.5 (-125)
[7] Jannik Sinner (ITA) -3.5 (-138) -350 U 22.5 (-110)

Odds as of Oct. 29 at Bet365

Sinner on an Indoor Roll

Sinner didn’t lose a set in successful the Sofia Open indoors in mid-September. After flying all the way in which to California and shifting again open air, he reached the fourth spherical of the (uncommon fall) Indian Wells earlier than being routined by an in-form Taylor Fritz.

However since flying again over the pond, he has but to lose.

Sinner didn’t drop a set in 4 matches as he gained the the ATP 250 European Open final week. To present you an thought of how dominant he was, six of the eight units had been gained 6-2.

Clearly it didn’t take a lot out of him, as a result of he’s on the identical form of roll on the higher-level 500 occasion in Vienna this week.

Sinner hasn’t dropped a set in beating big-serving Reilly Opelka, Austrian wild card Dennis Novak and, on Friday, No. 4 seed Casper Ruud.

Early within the first set Friday, Ruud was capable of break Sinner’s serve for the primary time in 44 service video games for the Italian, nevertheless it was a Pyrrhic victory in a 7-5, 6-1 defeat.

Frances Tiafoe vs Jannik Sinner Head-to-Head

23 (Jan. 20, 1998) Age 20 (Aug. 16, 2001)
Boynton Seashore, Fla. Birthplace San Candido, Italy
6-1 Peak 6-2
1 Profession ATP Singles Titles 5
No. 3 (Nov. 20, 2017) Profession Excessive Rating No. 11 (Oct. 25, 2021)
No. 49 Present Rating No. 11
$4,892,270 Profession Prize Cash $3,142,256
28-21 2021 Received/Loss file 45-18
0 Profession Head to Head 2

The Latest Member of the Prime 10

When the brand new ATP Tour rankings come out Monday, Sinner will probably be within the top-ten for the primary time.

Extra pertinently, beating Ruud on Friday provides him an edge within the last-minute scramble for a qualifying spot on the ATP Finals in Turin.

He sits within the No. 8 spot in that race, simply behind Ruud, however beating Ruud stops the Norwegian’s progress this week. Sinner would slip previous him to No. 7 if he wins the match. Eight will qualify.

Tiafoe Exorcises a Few Demons

This has been a breakout week for Tiafoe within the sense that not solely did he submit one nice win, he put collectively back-to-back nice wins.

After upsetting No. 1 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas within the second spherical, he returned Friday and upset No. 8 seed Diego Schwartzman, 6-4, 7-6 (6). It was nervy. Tiafoe was up 6-4, 5-1 – solely to seek out himself serving to remain within the set. After which, he needed to save set factors within the tiebreak.

Schwartzman seemed to be content material, at crunch time, to simply put the ball within the courtroom. Tiafoe went on the assault, and he didn’t miss.

Frances Tiafoe vs Jannik Sinner Match Historical past

12 months Event Floor Rating Winner
2019 Subsequent Gen Finals (RR) Indoor Exhausting 3-4, 4-2, 4-2, 4-2 Sinner
2019 Antwerp (QF) Indoor Exhausting 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 Sinner

Tiafoe No Match for Sinner

It tells you ways precocious Sinner was that, 3 1/2 years youthful than Tiafoe, he beat him on the 2019 Subsequent Gen Finals because the invited wild card.

(Sinner, then 18 and the lowest-ranked participant within the discipline at No. 95, gained the exhibition).

The younger Italian started that season ranked No. 549, enjoying a $15,000 ITF – the bottom degree in professional tennis. He performed Challengers, ATP Tour occasions and Grand Slam tournaments.

On the time, Tiafoe was already ranked No. 47. That’s two spots higher than he was coming into this week.

Sinner is simply at a distinct degree and if Tiafoe nearly let the chance for a second straight upset get away from him Friday, it’s seemingly Sinner gained’t even give him a sniff at it Saturday.

He’s not solely a greater, extra constant participant, he’s additionally on a serious roll.

Finest Guess: Sinner in straight units (-138)

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