The 2019 ATP Japan Open continues on Thursday, October 3 with Denis Shapovalov and David Goffin leading the action, and you can find the Jordan Thompson v Taro Daniel & Lloyd Harris v John Millman tips, previews and predictions below along with some other matches.Get the best odds for the ATP Japan Open 2019 with 888Sport here.
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Jordan Thompson v Taro Daniel Predictions & Preview
Aussie Jordan Thompson meets Japanese wild card entry Taro Daniel for a place in the ATP 500 quarter-finals. The pair are meeting for the second time, after meeting earlier this year in Sydney, where the Aussie prevailed in three sets.
Thompson has had a good season, where he has reached a career high ranking of 43 earlier this summer. He is currently ranked just outside the top 50 in the world. After a poor end to 2017, the Aussie spent most of 2018 on the Challenger circuit, focusing on getting his game back to the level it needed to be, qualifying for eight Challenger finals.
Japanese Taro Daniel is ranked outside of the top 100 in the world. He surprised himself and all, by defeating number two seed Borna Coric in the opener. This qualifies for his biggest win since defeating an off-color Novak Djokovic in Indian Wells in 2018.
A well matched contest on the cards; Daniel has the crowd and conditions in his favor, whereas Thompson is the more accomplished here. Expect the Aussie to win in three sets.
Tip: Thompson to win in three sets: 7/2 with Unibet
Lloyd Harris v John Millman Predictions & Preview
This is the first meeting between both players as they eye a spot in the quarter-finals in Tokyo.
John Millman had a good run at the US Open in 2018, defeating Roger Federer and making the quarter-finals. His season has not been of much note since, and he has fallen to number 80 in the rankings. The Aussie will hope to end the year on a good note, and have a deep run here this week.
Little known South African Lloyd Harris has had a good last two weeks, being a semi-finalist at the Chengdu Open, defeating the in-form Joao Sousa en route. In the opener here, he surprised all defeating last week’s Zhuhai Open winner Alex de Minaur in three tight sets.
A contest between Millman looking to revive his career and Harris aiming to launch his awaits us, with the young South African likely to win in three sets.
Tip: Harris to win in three sets: 3/1 with Unibet
David Goffin v Denis Shapovalov Predictions & Preview
An exciting first ever match between David Goffin and Denis Shapovalov awaits us, for a sport in the final eight in Tokyo.
Having being ranked in the top 10 in the world after a good 2017, Goffin has struggled with injuries, poor form and a decline in rankings. He has done well on his comeback and is currently ranked number 15 in the world, being a finalist at Halle and Cincinnati. He won a tight contest against the Chengdu Open winner Pablo Carreno Busta in the opener here.
Young Canadian Denis Shapovalov is looking to return to the form that took him to the top 20 in the world at the start of the season. He was a semi-finalist at the Chengdu Open last week and will look for a similar good run here this week.
This is a match that will be decided by a few points, and the young Canadian may just inch through.
Tip: Shapovalov to win in three sets: 3/1 with Unibet
Hyeon Chung v Marin Cilic Predictions & Preview
Marin Cilic brings a 3-0 head-to-head to this match against young Korean Hyeon Chung.
Cilic, who has been a regular member of the top 10 in the rankings, is currently ranked number 28 in the world, and has had one of his most dismal seasons in a while. The 2014 US Open winner and three time Grand Slam finalist, has been marred by injuries and poor form and looking to end his season on a positive note.
Young Korean Chung had a great start to his early twenties and career during the late 2017- early 2018 timeframe. Injuries followed and he is now on a comeback trail, having had a couple impressive wins in recent weeks.
A tight contest here with both having a good amount to play for; expect Cilic to come through in three sets.
Tip: Cilic to win in three sets: 3/1 with Unibet