Denis Shapovalov vs Hyeon Chung – ATP Next Gen Finals: Denis Shapovalov is a Canadian 18-year old tennis player who is ranked 49th on the ATP Rankings……
He is very talented, has a great serve and a big forehand. He has a great ability to generate winners and a good one-handed backhand.
Hyeon Chung is a South-Korean 21-year old player who is ranked 55th on the ATP Rankings.
He is a very athletic player who likes to play from the baseline. He is quick, consistent and intelligent. He is capable of playing very long rallies without making any mistakes.
Shapovalov has been doing well and despite being very young, he already has a spot on the top 50.
He is a very aggressive player, who takes advantage of his height for the serve and then is able to make a ridiculous amount of “hot shots”.
The biggest highlight for the year was definitely the semi-final at the Montreal Master where he defeated players like Del Potro and Nadal. Besides that, he also won 2 Challenger tournaments.
I think he has been dropping in terms of form, with losses to Troicki, Escobedo, Mannarino and Benneteau in October, so we’ll see how he is tomorrow.
Chung also reached an ATP semi-final, but it was against a much weaker field and on a very inferior tournament (ATP München). He also won a Challenger tournament.
Still, he is only 6 spots behind his opponent on the ATP Rankings, which proves that Chung has been doing well, having a lot of consistency and being very strong mentally.
If he is able to put some acceleration on his game, I believe he will be a future top 10.
Denis Shapovalov vs Hyeon Chung – Betting Tip and Prediction:
To summarize, this is a match between 2 different players. Denis will go for the winners, hold his serve and control the match.
His Asian opponent will want to slow down the place, play with his return and make Denis run all over the court, always with a minimal amount of errors.
I think that Chung’s consistency is superior and Shapovalov is in bad form, so I’m going with the favourite.
|Chung to win||