The pair have never faced each other previously, but the 20 year-old Shapovalov is a player who appears to be on an upwards trajectory towards the top echelons of the men’s game. It’s been evident of late, that he’s having fewer lapses in concentration and better harnessing his shot-making decisions.
Already in 2020, Shapovalov has had wins against Top 10 players Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev, whilst also taking the current world no. 2 and defending Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic to a final-set tie-break at the ATP Cup 2020.
The Canadian was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Auckland Open 2020 (a.k.a. ASB Classic) on Thursday following a loss against Ugo Humbert in Auckland, but he comes into the tournament with some real momentum behind him.
The 27 year-old Hungarian Marton Fucsovics is ranked 66 in the world and is a capable player , but last week he was forced to withdraw as top seed at the Bendigo ATP Challenger event during his second round match against Italian Andrea Vavassori sustaining an ankle injury, when Vavassori 4-5 in the opening set.
Denis Shapovalov vs Marton Fucsovics Betting Lines & Prediction
Denis Shapovalov is in the same section of the Australian Open draw as Roger Federer and could face the Swiss legend in the fourth round. When it comes to our tennis predictions, he has to be the selection to win this match.
The tip though is on the Set Betting, where we’ll take Shapovalov to win 3-0 at +115 (2.15) with 888Sport.