Third seed Denis Shapovalov will take on Ilya Ivashka in the second round of the 2022 Geneva Open.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Ranked no. 15, Denis will start his run in Geneva after he played his last match in Rome where he lost 7-6(7) 7-5 to Ruud in the quarter on the 13th of May. But in this encounter Shapovalov will be brimming with confidence after his performance in Rome and will head into this encounter as the favorite, meeting a familiar opponent who he leads 3-0 on the head-to-head stats.
Ilya Ivashka has endured a tough clay season so far, winning just three matches. He arrived in Geneva after two consecutive first-round losses in Madrid and Rome to Lorenzo Musetti and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. However, he fought hard to secure a comeback win against Marcos Giron.
Head to Head
Both players have faced off thrice before, with Shapovalov leading 3-0 in the head-to-head. He won their previous encounter at the 2021 Miami Open in three sets. This will be their first meeting on clay.
Expert Betting Tips
Denis Shopalov is a fierce competitor and has had some memorable results on the clay surface.
Back Denis Shapovalov to win & Under 26.5 at 1.72 odds on 22bet.
Back Denis Shapovalov to win & under 2.5 sets at 1.95 odds on 1xbet.
Back Denis Shapovalov to win in straight sets at 1.90 odds on Bet365.
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