Vasek Pospisil vs Denis Shapovalov
Vasek Pospisil will play against Denis Shapovalov in Auckland in New Zealand and we got Accurate tennis prediction for this match. The game is on Wednesday, 15 January and will not start before 7:00 UK.
Vasek Pospisil world number 146 had to play 2 qualification rounds till he gets in the main card in Auckland. First, he beat Kiranpal Pannu 6-2, 6-4 and then Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune 7-5, 6-1 to advance to the first round. Their opponent was Joao Sousa but the Canadian again won without losing a set – 6-4, 6-2. Last year Vasek reached the 3rd round on the Shanghai Masters where he was eliminated by Daniil Medvedev 6-7, 5-7.
Then he decided to play on Challengers and won two in a row. Vasek won the trophy in Las Vegas by beating in the final James Duckworth in 3 sets and on the Charlottesville Challenger he had to play again 3 sets in the final this time against Brayden Schnur but again lift the trophy. He was also part of Team Canada on the Davis Cup where his country reached the semifinals but he lost his match there against Andrey Rublev 4-6, 4-6 and doesn’t play in the final.
Denis Shapovalov world number 13 played for Canada in the ATP Cup. He helped his country to reach the ¼ finals by winning 2 of his 3 matches in the group stage. Denis beat Stefanos Tsitsipas after 2 tiebreaks and Alexander Zverev 6-2, 6-2. His only loss was against Alex De Minaur in 3 sets. In the ¼ finals, his team faced Serbia and he had to play against Novak Djokovic and lost after tiebreak in the final set.
Like his opponent, Shapovalov was also part of Team Canada on the Davis Cup and played in the final against Rafa Nadal but was beaten in 2 sets. He ended last year very impressive with the trophy in Stockholm and also reached the final on the Masters in Paris but lost it against Djokovic.
The two players from Canada faced only once in 2017 and Shapovalov won that match 6-3, 6-3 in the Guadalajara Challenger. Denis is the favorite to win also the upcoming clash and I think that this will happen because Shapovalov is, without doubt, the better player and already faced 4 of the best tennis players in recent days and beat 2 of them. Accurate tennis prediction: Denis Shapovalov to win