On Saturday, Denis Shapovalov and Borna Coric will square off in the semifinals of the 2022 Erste Bank Open.
After defeating Taylor Fritz and Jurij Rodionov, Shapovalov advanced to the quarterfinals where he faced Dan Evans. He broke serve to open the game, and he then increased his advantage to 2-0 by holding. Evans had an opportunity to return to serving in the sixth game, but he erred on his break point. Near the end of the first set, Shapovalov again broke the Brit’s serve to take the match. To win the match 6-3, 6-3, the Canadian stormed out to a 3-0 lead in the second set and held on to the advantage the entire time.
To advance to the final eight, where Hubert Hurkacz awaited him, Coric beat Quentin Halys and Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Croat took an early break to take a 3-1 set lead. He continued to be the front-runner and quickly won the set. In the second set, neither player was able to break the other’s serve, despite Hurkacz having a set point in the tenth game. Even though he missed an earlier chance, he was still able to win the set in the next tie-break. Hurkacz had a couple break point opportunities in the third set, but it ultimately proceeded to a tie-break, which the Croat won 6-4, 6-7(2), 7-6. (5).
Shapovalov vs Coric Match Details
Tournament: Vienna Open
Date: October 29, 2022
Venue: Viena, Austria
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: €2,349,180
Shapovalov vs Coric Head-to-Head Record
Shapovalov is down 2-1 to Coric in their previous meeting. At the 2022 Japan Open, the Canadian triumphed in their prior meeting in straight sets.
Shapovalov vs Coric Prediction
At the Japan Open a month ago, Shapovalov defeated them fairly easily. With the way he is currently playing, he will go into this competition as the favourite. His play appears to have gotten a little better over the last few weeks, and if he keeps it up, Coric may have trouble defeating him.
Prediction: Shapovalov to win in 3
Shapovalov Last three performances
- Vienna Open: Quarterfinal- b. Evans 6-3, 6-3
- Vienna Open: Second round- b. Fritz 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
- Vienna Open: First round- b. Rodionov 6-4, 6-4
Coric Last three performances
- Vienna Open: Quarterfinal- b. Hurkacz 6-4, 6-7(2), 7-6(5)
- Vienna Open: Second round- b. Tsitsipas 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(4)
- Vienna Open: First round- b. Halys 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV
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