Taylor Fritz vs Denis Shapovalov Predictions & Betting Odds
Taylor Fritz meets Denis Shapovalov in the opening match of the Davis Cup Group F tie between the USA and Canada on Tuesday on the indoor hard courts at La Caja Mágica in Madrid.
This is the opening game of the 2019 Davis Cup for the USA, with their second tie against Italy to come on Wednesday.
Canada made a winning start to their 2019 Davis Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Italy on Monday, including a 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (3-7) 7-6 (7-5) victory for Shapovalov over the world no.8, Matteo Berrettini in a match that lasted nearly three hours (Highlights video below). Later in the day he was involved in the doubles with Vasek Pospisil, where they lost in three sets.
Fritz and Shapovalov have faced each other on one previous occasion. That was at the quarter final stage of the Delray Beach Open in the USA in February 2018, with the young Canadian winning in straight sets – 7-5 6-4.
The 20 year-old Canadian Shapovalov has risen to 15th in the world rankings and has been in excellent form in recent months, including a run to the final of the 2019 Rolex Paris Masters at the end of October.
In the absence of John Isner, Fritz is the highest ranked USA player on their Davis Cup roster, with the 22 year-old currently 32nd in the ATP world rankings.
In June this year, Fritz beat Sam Querrey 6-3 6-4 to win his first ATP Tour title at the Eastbourne International tournament.
Taylor Fritz vs Denis Shapovalov Betting Lines & Pick
The momentum is with Denis Shapovalov at present and, even allowing for him having been involved in two matches yesterday, he has to be the tip here when looking for Davis Cup betting predictions.
The Match Result betting odds sees Fritz at +155 (2.55) with 888Sport, with the betting line on Shapovalov at -200 (1.50) with 888Sport. Our tip is in the Set Betting, where Shapovalov can be backed at odds of +138 (2.38) with 888Sport.
Davis Cup Picks: Set Betting – Denis Shapovalov to Win 2-0 @ +138 (2.38) with 888Sport
Reilly Opelka vs Vasek Pospisil Predictions & Betting Odds
Reilly Opelka will face Vasek Pospisil in the second match of the Davis Cup Group F tie between the USA and Canada on Tuesday on the indoor hard courts at La Caja Mágica in Madrid.
The giant 6’11” Opelka is currently no. 36 in the ATP world rankings. Unsurprisingly for such a tall player, his service is the strong point of the American’s game. In 2019 he’s already hit over 1000 aces.
Pospisil, who was named as a late replacement for the injured Felix Auger-Aliassime (ankle), beat Fabio Fognini 7-6 (7-5) 7-5 in Monday’s tie against Italy. He was later involved in the doubles too, which was a three-set match.
The 29 year-old Pospisil has a current world ranking of 150, but that’s largely a result of him having undergone surgery to repair a herniated disk in January that ruled him out of action until Wimbledon in July. He was once ranked as high as 25 in the world.
Opelka and Pospisil have never played each other previously, so there’s nothing to go on in terms of the head-to-head record in this match.
Reilly Opelka vs Vasek Pospisil Betting Lines & Pick
The Canadian Pospisil had two matches on Monday, so facing the big-serving Reilly Opelka a day later could be asking a lot and we will go with the American in terms of Davis Cup predictions in this match.
The American is the favourite going into this match with regards to the Match Result betting at odds of -175 (1.58) at 888Sport, with the best odds line on Pospisil at +138 (2.38). Our Davis Cup tip is in the Set Betting market, where a 2-1 Win for Opelka is available at +280 (3.80) with 888Sport.