De Minaur vs Sinner: prediction for the Australian Open match
Alex de Minaur
Alex De Minuar didn't look very confident last year, but he has been very impressive at the current tournament. Maybe, it is the support of the home crowd that has helped him find his game. De Minaur has lost only one set at the Australian Open - to Lorenzo Musetti in the opening match (3-6, 6-3, 6-0, 6-3). After that, he recorded straight-set wins against Kamil Majchrzak (6-4, 6-4, 6-2) and Pablo Andujar (6-4, 6-4, 6-2).
Jannik Sinner is enjoying a successful strat to the season. At the ATP Cup, he didn't lose a single match, and he also cruised to the fourth round of the Australian Open. Sinner beat Joao Souza (6-4, 7-5, 6-1) and Steve Johnson (6-2, 6-4, 6-3) in three straight sets. In the third round match, the Italian lost a set to Taro Daniel, but still outplayed the Japanese athlete (6-4, 1-6, 6-3, 6-1).
De Minaur played only 1 tie-break in his last 5 matches.
In 3 of Sinner's last 5 matches, more than 9 games were played in the first set.
Sinner is on a nine-match winning streak and we doubt that De Minuar can upset him. The tennis players have met twice, and the Italian won both matches. We are predicting another confident victory for Sinner.
Our prediction - total under 40 games
Sinner has defeated De Minaur twice, and will probably do it again. The Italian is on top form and should get the upper hand despite playing against the crowd, who will surely cheer for De Minuar.
Second wager - handicap (-4) to Sinner