In what could be an exciting match, the world’s number seven, Stefanos Tsitsipas, faces the 10th-ranked Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinal of the 2022 Astana Open on Friday, October 7. Here you will know the Tsitsipas vs Hurkacz Live Streaming, Prediction, Preview, and head-to-head.
- Fixture: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Hubert Hurkacz
- Date: October 7, 2022
- Tournament: Astana Open 2022
- Round: Quarterfinal
- Venue: Astana, Kazakhstan
- Category: ATP 500
- Surface: Indoor hardcourt
- Live telecast: USA – Tennis Channel | Canada – TSN | Australia – beIN Sports
Stefanos Tsitsipas was a 1/6 favorite in his second-round match against the unheralded 19-year-old Luca Nardi. Still, Tsitsipas needed to dig deep into his reserves to find himself a place in the quarterfinal.
Tsitsipas needed an hour and 47 minutes to get past Nardi, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3), and reserve a spot next to Hurkacz.
What was rather interesting about the encounter was that Tsitsipas faced two break-points in the match, failing to convert any while his opponent never faced any. It needed Tsitsipas to draw on his first serves in the tie-breakers to carve out the win.
The Greek number one had earlier overcome Mikhail Kukshkin in the first round, but he could still do much more to get into the full rhythm.
Hubert Hurkacz defeated Francisco Cerundolo in straight sets to set up a second round against Alexander Bublik. He broke his opponent’s serve twice to go 4-1 up in the opening set. The Kazakh started to fight, winning the next couple of games.
Bublik then had another opportunity to secure a break of serve, but Hurkacz proved too solid. The World No. 10 then held a couple of set points on his opponent’s serve in the following game but couldn’t close it out. He still managed to serve out the set himself in the next game.
Hurkacz snagged an early break in the second set to lead 3-1. Unlike in the previous set, Bublik could not pressure the Pole’s serve this time. The 25-year-old held on to the lead he acquired to win the match 6-4, 6-4.
When and Where is the Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Hubert Hurkacz Match Take Place?
The match between Tsitsipas and Hurkacz will take place on Friday, 7th October 2022. The match will start at 4 am ET.
How to Watch Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Hubert Hurkacz on TV and Online
Tennis Channel will broadcast the Tsitsipas vs Hurkacz match 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.
Australian viewers can watch the 2022 Astana Open live with a subscription to beIN TV, while in France, it’s Eurosport which telecasts this tournament throughout the country.
Sky Deutschland will be responsible for broadcasting the Astana Open this year live in Germany, while tennis fans in Spain can watch this live with Telefonica (Movistar).
In the UK, Astana Open will be live with Amazon Prime, while American audiences can do that on Tennis Channel.
United Media, Eurosport, and Sky Deutschland have the telecast rights to this tournament, depending on which other parts of Europe you are in.
TennisTV.com is the official live streaming partner of the 2022 Astana Open, and you can watch it live with them for a monthly fee of $14.99 (or an equivalent of that, depending on where you are staying).
The two have faced off eight times before this. Tsitsipas leads Hurkacz 6-2 in the head-to-head. The Pole won their previous meeting at the 2021 Miami Open in three sets.
|Player||Moneyline||Handicap Bets||Total Games|
|Stefanos Tsitsipas||-110||+1.5 (-275)||Over 23.5 (-105)|
|Hubert Hurkacz||-115||-1.5 (+190)||Over 23.5 (-135)|
Tsitsipas could not come up with any break points against Nardi in the second round. Against a server of Hurkacz’s capabilities, he’ll need to step up his return game considerably. The Pole’s serving stats rank him among the tour’s top servers this year.
The Greek will feel quite confident of his chances considering his record against Hurkacz. Four of their previous meetings have been on indoor hardcourts, with Tsitsipas winning all of them.
But their matches are hard-fought and often go down to the wire. All but one of their eight encounters have been decided in three sets. Tsitsipas performs quite well in these conditions, as he has four indoor hardcourts titles.
Both players have looked quite solid in Astana this week. Tsitsipas has been more consistent than Hurkacz this year, and given their history; the 24-year-old might further extend his winning record against his rival. Pick: Stefanos Tsitsipas to win in three sets.