Stan Wawrinka vs. Frances Tiafoe - 2/24/20 Acapulco Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Predictions

Stan Wawrinka vs. Frances Tiafoe - 2/24/20 Acapulco Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Predictions Photo by Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Frances Tiafoe vs. Stan Wawrinka - 2020 Acapulco Open First Round

Monday. February 24 2020

TV: ESPN (US); Amazon Prime (UK)

Stan Wawrinka meets Frances Tiafoe in the first-round of the 2020 Acapulco Open. Will Tiafoe get back on track, or will Stan the Man absolutely dominate?

Frances Tiafoe is just going to ruins. Tiafoe was absolutely incredible towards the end of 2018, and the beginning of 2019. However, Tiafoe has let the hype get to his head and he has not worked hard enough on improving his game. Tiafoe had an incredibly embarrassing defeat against Ugo Humbert in Delray Beach. Tiafoe lost 6-1/6-2 and that is a very deserved loss. Tiafoe needs to understand that he cannot just show up and expect the player on the opposite side of the court to lose, he needs to put in the world behind the scenes, and he needs to improve his mentality. Tiafoe plays too big and he does not remain composed when losing.

Stan Wawrinka has an incredible start to 2020. Wawrinka beat Daniil Medvedev in Australia and was able to reach the quarterfinals. Wawrinka is one of the more experienced players on tour and he has had so much success in his career. Wawrinka's success comes both from his incredible talent, his serve, his backhand, but also because of his mentality. Wawrinka is able to remain composed during the toughest moments in matches, and that is what makes a great player.

This will be the second meeting between both players, with Wawrinka winning their first encounter in 3 sets. This match won't be as tight, Wawrinka is in much better form, and Tiafoe is going to be absolutely destroyed by the 3x Grand Slam Champion. Expect Wawrinka to come out and end this quickly.

Stan Wawrinka to win.

Liam’s Pick Stan Wawrinka

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.