Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Quentin Halys preview, prediction | Australian Open 2023
Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas will play against Frenchman Quentin Halys in the first round of the Australian Open. The match will take place on January 16, starting at 08:00 GMT.
Australian Open 2023
|Stefanos Tsitsipas||vs||Quentin Halys|
Date: January 16, 2023.
Tournament: 2023 Australian Open.
Round: First Round.
Venue: Melbourne Park, Australia.
Category: Grand Slam.
Prize money: $AUD76,500,000.
Stefanos Tsitsipas played the first matches of the new season at the United Cup. The results showed that the Greek is in good shape for the Australian Major.
Stef started with a strong-willed victory over the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, after which he calmly won against the Belgian David Goffin. And shortly after that, Tsitsipas beat his principal rival, Borna Coric.
Last year, Tsitsipas lost to the Croat in the finals of the Masters in Cincinnati and at the tournament in Vienna. This time, the match with Coric also turned out to be difficult for the tennis player, despite the fact that the opponent gave up the first set with a score of 0:6.
In the fourth match, Tsitsipas defeated Matteo Berrettini – 4:6, 7:6, 6:4. It was here that it became finally clear that the Greek is well prepared for the season.
Quentin Halys, meanwhile, also managed to attract attention. The tennis player from France will show good results. In early January, Kenten almost defeated Novak Djokovic in Adelaide. The French lost to the Serbian in two tie-breaks.
At the tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, Halys reached the final. This time, the tennis player could not beat Jenson Brooksby. And in this case, Alice also lost in two tie-breaks.
In previous rounds, the 26-year-old tennis player confidently defeated Alex Molchan and Ben Shelton.
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Head to Head
Halys leads in face-to-face meetings with Tsitsipas (1-0). The Frenchman defeated his upcoming opponent at the 2018 Quimper 1 Challenger in three sets.
|Stefanos Tsitsipas win 1.16||Quentin Halys win 5.60|
Tsitsipas is in for a difficult match, as the upcoming opponent is able to surprise, despite the fact that the tennis player from Greece is the favorite.
The Frenchman will try to stretch the match as long as possible in order to have the best chance of reaching the second round. Third-placed Tsitsipas could find himself in a tight fight at Melbourne Park, but the Greek should win.
Prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas (win in four sets).