This is a top-quality clash between two rising stars of the men’s game, with world no.6 Tsitsipas having won the ATP Finals at the first attempt in 2019, where he beat the Austrian Dominic Thiem in the final.
The 21 year-old also has form in Australia, where he reached the semi-final stage of the Australian Open last year.
The 20 year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov is the current world no. 15, having himself had a very strong end to 2019.
Shapovalov did defeat Tsitsipas at last year’s Miami Open en route to the semi-finals. He went on to win his first ATP title at the Stockholm Open in October 2019, when he defeated Filip Krajinović in straight sets.
He then went all the way to the final in the final event of the year, the Paris Rolex Masters, before losing to Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-4. He was then instrumental in taking Canada to the final of the Davis Cup 2019 in Spain in November, seeing off Italy, USA, Australia and Russia on the way.
Tsitsipas vs Shapovalov Betting Lines & Pick
So, what we have here is a potentially epic encounter between two young players who could well be set to make the step-up to replace the likes of Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at the top of the game in the near future.
There is immense pressure on Tsitsipas as the Greek’s main hope at the ATP Cup and he is the favourite going into this match. However, Shapovalov was in fine form at the end of 2019 and we’ll take him as the tip to maintain that form in our ATP Cup 2020 match predictions here.