Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas will play against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the group stage of the United Cup (Australia). The match will take place on December 29, starting at 05:30 GMT.
ATP Finals 2022
|Stefanos Tsitsipas||vs||Grigor Dimitrov|
Date: 29 December 2022.
Tournament: 2023 United Cup.
Round: Group Stage.
Venue: RAC Arena, Perth, Australia.
Prize Money: $15 million.
Stefanos Tsitsipas had an active December, having managed to play in two exhibition tournaments. In Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), the tennis player immediately lost to Cameron Norrie (4:6, 4:6).
In Abu Dhabi, Tsitsipas won the main cash prize, as in the final the Greek defeated Andrey Rublev (6:2, 4:6, 6:2).
In addition, Tsitsipas took revenge on Norrie, this time giving the British only five games. And in another match, the fourth racket of the world defeated the Norwegian Kasper Ruud – (6:2, 6:2).
Grigor Dimitrov, meanwhile, played one match last week in Dubai, in which he defeated Nick Kyrgios – (7:6, 6:3).
This result was another confirmation that Grigor is still a difficult opponent if the tennis player is not worried about injuries.
In October, Dimitrov reached the semi-finals at a tournament in Vienna. The tennis player lost to Daniil Medvedev (4:6, 2:6).
At the Masters in Paris, Dimitrov went through two rounds, after which he lost to the first racket of the world to Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz (1:6, 3:6).
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Head to Head
Tsitsipas leads 5-1 in a face-to-face meeting with Dimitrov. The two tennis players have met three times in the 2022 season, with the Greek winning every game.
|Casper Ruud win 1.25||Novak Djokovic win 3.75|
Tsitsipas will enter the match as the favorite to win given his quality and recent performances. However, Dimitrov managed to beat the likes of Kasper Ruud and Andrey Rublev in the 2022 season.
Both tennis players are very experienced, but given the early meetings between the two tennis players, the Greek should win this meeting.
Prediction for this match: Tsitsipas to win with a game handicap (-3.5).