Stan Wawrinka vs. Damir Dzumhur - 1/21/20 Australian Open Tennis Pick, Odds and Prediction
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Damir Dzumhur vs. Stan Wawrinka - 2020 Australian Open First Round
Tuesday, January 21 2020
Stan Wawrinka -700 / Damir Dzumhur +450
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Stan the Man meets the Bosnian, Damir Dzumhur, in his first match of the Australian Open 2020 on Tuesday 21st January 2020.
Stan Wawrinka, a 3x Grand Slam champion, has had his ups and down in recent years following many injury issues. The Swiss is an amazing player, but sometimes fails to win matches which he should have won easily. Will 2020 be a better year for Stan? Wawrinka has been getting a lot of practice ahead of the Australian Open and I believe he is trying to get back to the best version of himself. Wawrinka’s game is incredible when it is all working. The Swiss’ one-handed backhand, strong forehand, and pinpoint serve allows him to dictate matches and move his opponents around the court.
Damir Dzumhur is an average player who has played well on the big stage sometimes. Just last year, Dzumhur was able to win a set against Roger Federer at the US Open, a feat unheard of for a Challenger level player. Dzumhur has a great forehand and is fast around the court. One wonders whether the Bosnian will remain a challenger level player or if he can make the jump and become an ATP Tour regular in 2020.
These two players have met 3 times before, and shockingly Dzumhur leads the H2H. Dzhumhur leads the H2H 2-1. Their most recent meeting was last year in Geneva where Dzhumhur came back from a set down to make Stan lose in his own country. The matches these two have played before makes me believe that this encounter will be a great hard-fought match. Although these players have met before, they have never met on the biggest of stages. Stan the Man is a different beast in Slams, and I believe that this will prove to be too much for Dzumhur. This match could go to 5 sets, but if Stan comes out firing on all cilinders, it will be over in 4.
Stan Wawrinka will win this match in 4 sets.