2020 Australian Open – Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Salvatore Caruso Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Salvatore Caruso taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Salvatore Caruso on and what time does it start? Monday 20th January, 2020 – 00:15 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Salvatore Caruso? Thundery showers expected, 22c

What channel is Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Salvatore Caruso on? The 2020 Australian Open will be televised on Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedule for this specific match

Where can I stream Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Salvatore Caruso in the UK? Sky customers can stream this match on the Sky Go app. Alternatively, the match can be streamed to subscribers of Eurosport Player, either on the official website or as an add-on to an Amazon Prime subscription

Where can I get tickets for Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Salvatore Caruso? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Salvatore Caruso? N/A

THE LOWDOWN

STEFANOS TSITSIPAS

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas endured a difficult and tetchy time representing Greece at the ATP Cup, though he put up a real fight in his two defeats to Denis Shapovalov and Nick Kyrgios in a total of five tiebreaks.
  • On the solo tour, though, 21-year-old Tsitsipas’ star continues to rise exponentially as the now world number six bettered his 2018 Next Gen Finals win with the end-of-year 2019 ATP Finals title.
  • While the Greek performed well at Wimbledon in 2018, losing in the round of 16 to John Isner, it was his amazing run to the semi-finals of the Australian open last year that saw him explode into the tennis limelight.

SALVATORE CARUSO

  • Salvatore Caruso could not make it through the qualifiers at the Qatar Open to kick-start his 2020 before squeezing through them at Adelaide, only to be beaten by Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round.
  • 27-year-old Caruso reached a career-high 93rd in the ATP world rankings at the start of the year but played just 12 tour-level matches last season alongside winning a Challenger event in Barcelona.
  • Now at 94th in the world, Caruso has yet to win a match at the Australian Open or indeed any Grand Slam apart from a successful run to the third round of Roland-Garros last year.

THE PREDICTION

Stefanos Tsitsipas will be one to watch at this year’s Australian open after his breakthrough run to the semi-finals last year and his spectacular ATP Finals win at the end of the season. His ATP Cup form looks worse than it was, with two losses from three, as he faced three top players in Shapovalov, Zverev and Kyrgios and Greece’s prospects were a long-shot from the off. Representing himself, he will be desperate to prove his worth as a Grand Slam contender this year and he can start by blowing Salvatore Caruso off the court.

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