Fourth seed Denis Shapovalov will play World No. 59 Jaume Munar in the 2022 Korea Open second round after receiving a first-round bye.
Shapovalov had a promising start to the year, but his play deteriorated as the campaign went on. Rafael Nadal defeated him in the Australian Open quarterfinals, but not before he helped Canada win the ATP Cup. He struggled to win consecutive matches after reaching the semifinals of the Dubai Championships in the following few months. Shapovalov had some signs of improvement by advancing to the third round of the Western & Southern Open and the US Open following a couple more opening-round losses. In the latter, he fell to Andrey Rublev in a tight five-set encounter after losing in the tie-break of the fifth set.
The Swiss Open and the Melbourne Summer Set quarterfinal appearances are Jaume Munar’s greatest performances of the year. Other noteworthy achievements include third-round appearances at the Barcelona Open and Indian Wells Masters. He advanced to the second round of Wimbledon and the French Open during the Majors. Last week, Munar was defeated by Arthur Rinderknech in the first round of the Moselle Open. The match lasted three sets. In the opening round of the Korea Open, Yosuke Watanuki, a qualifier, was his opponent. Prior to his opponent’s injury-induced retirement in the opening set, the Spaniard was up 2-1.
Denis Shapovalov vs Jaume Munar Match Details
Tournament: Korea Open
Date: September 28, 2022
Venue: Seoul, South Korea
Round: First round
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: $251,750
Denis Shapovalov vs Jaume Munar Head-to-Head Record
This will be their first encounter so the head-to-head is at 0-0.
Denis Shapovalov vs Jaume Munar Prediction
In recent weeks, Shapovalov has been in marginally better shape than Munar. He should be able to win as long as he plays a tactically smart game and avoids simply slamming the ball.
Prediction: Shapovalov to win in 3 sets
Denis Shapovalov Last three performances
- US Open: Third round- l. Rublev 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-7(7)
- US Open: Second round- b. Carballes Baena 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
- US Open: First round- b. Huesler 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
Jaume Munar Last three performances
- Korea Open: First round- b. Watanuki 2-1 (Walkover)
- Moselle Open: First round- l. Rinderknech 2-6, 6-2, 5-7
- US Open: First round- l. Carballes Baena 1-6, 3-6, 6-4, 2-6
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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