World No. 22 Denis Shapovalov will square off against Borna Coric in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Japan Open on Friday. Here we have the Shapovalov vs Coric Live Streaming, Prediction, Preview, and more.
- Match: Denis Shapovalov vs Borna Coric.
- Date: October 7, 2022.
- Tournament: Rakuten Japan Open 2022.
- Round: Quarterfinal.
- Venue: Tokyo, Japan.
- Category: ATP 500.
- Surface: Hard.
- Live Broadcast: USA – Tennis Channel | Canada – TSN | Australia – beIN Sports.
World number 22 Denis Shapovalov faces the 28th-ranked Borna Coric in the quarterfinal of the 2022 Japan Open on Friday, October 7.
Shapovalov scored a 6-3, 7-6 (3) win over Steve Johnson in the first round to set up a second-round date with qualifier Rio Noguchi. The two went neck and neck in the first half of the opening set. The Canadian then pulled ahead by winning four games in a row to take the set.
Shapovalov carried this momentum into the second set as well, as he raced to a 5-0 lead in no time. Noguchi halted his hot streak with a hold of serve to make it 5-1. The 23-year-old easily closed the contest to win the match 6-3, 6-1.
Shapovalov has made it to the quarterfinals of a tournament for the sixth time this season.
Boric Coric defeated 2022 Australian Open doubles champion Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the first round. He was up against Brandon Nakashima in the second round.
The two were evenly matched for most of the first set. Coric bagged the decisive break in the 11th game, following which he served out the set to grab the opener. He then raised his level even more from this point on.
Coric secured an early break of serve to go 2-0 up in the second set. Nakashima could not make any headway in this set and fell even further behind. The Croat further solidified his position by breaking his opponent’s serve again to lead 5-1.
The match ended pretty soon after this as Coric won the encounter 7-5, 6-2 to reach his third quarterfinal of the year.
When and Where is the Denis Shapovalov vs Borna Coric Match?
The Japan Open match between Shapovalov and Coric will take place on Friday, October 7, 2022. The match will be held at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan.
How to Watch Denis Shapovalov vs Borna Coric Match
Tennis Channel will broadcast the Shapovalov vs Coric live in the United States. Fans in the UK can watch the live stream via Amazon Prime.
In Canada, TSN will broadcast the event live. From Australia, you can watch the tennis tournament on beIN Sports.
Coric leads Shapovalov 2-0 in the head-to-head. He won their previous meeting at the 2018 Miami Open in three sets.
|Player||Moneyline||Handicap Bets||Total Games|
|Denis Shapovalov||+110||-1.5 (+250)||Over 23.5 (-115)|
|Borna Coric||-145||+1.5 (-375)||Under 23.5 (-120)|
Shapovalov vs Coric Prediction
Coric’s serving numbers in the second round against Nakashima were quite impressive. He hit 10 aces while winning 91% of his first serve points. Shapovalov did pretty decently too, but the Croat overshadowed his stats. Neither player let their opponents have a look at a breakpoint on their serve in the previous round as well.
Coric’s second-round performance was reminiscent of the form that won him his first Masters 1000 title in Cincinnati a couple of months ago. Shapovalov has been playing well, too, finishing as the runner-up at the Korea Open last week.
While Shapovalov is partial towards a more aggressive strategy, Coric’s game is more well-rounded as he’s equally comfortable playing defense and offense. The Canadian, at best, dictates the play with his fine shotmaking but tends to accumulate errors if he’s having a bad day.
Both have played well in Tokyo, and this upcoming contest seems well-balanced. However, Coric, with his more consistent style of play, should be able to absorb Shapovalov’s firepower to emerge victorious, though the Canadian can’t be ruled out completely.
Pick: Borna Coric to win in three sets.