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Holger Rune vs Maxime Cressy Pick – Tennis Predictions & Odds 1/19/23

Holger Rune vs Maxime Cressy
January 19, 2023 3:00 am EDT
The Line: Holger Rune -550 / Maxime Cressy +425
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Holger Rune will meet Maxime Cressy in the Second Round of the 2023 Australian Open. The match will be played on Thursday January 19th, 2023.

Holger Rune is the 9th seed here at the Australian Open and is ranked 10th in the world. The Danish star broke out last year, and has truly established himself one of the best young players in the world. He started 2023 poorly, losing in the First Round in Auckland to Nishioka, and doubts were raised when he was handed a tough opener here against Filip Krajinovic. However, he cruised to victory, breaking seven times and hitting 39 winners. His next opponent here is the huge serving Maxime Cressy, who makes it uncomfortable for all opponents. Rune is known for losing his focus at times, and this is not someone that you can afford to do that against.

Maxime Cressy is unseeded here at the 2023 Australian Open and is ranked 41st in the world. He had a solid season last year, and is primed to improve on that this season. His unique serve and volley game makes it very difficult for his opponents, and he rushes the net at every opportunity. Many players, especially young ones become unsettled by this, and he will be hoping that his current opponent Holger Rune suffers this fate. After a poor First Round exit in Auckland, he struggled in his opener against Albert Ramos-Vinolas, dropping a set. He will have to be much improved here against Rune, who seems set to break into the top 10 in the world very soon.

Holger Rune should win this match, but it is very difficult to predict Maxime Cressy matches. It all comes down to how well Rune returns, and if he is able to keep his focus throughout the match. He can be a bit hot-headed at times, but he is too good to let anything bother him for too long. Expect a battle with at least a couple tie-breakers, but back Rune to win in the end. Cressy seems a good bet to win a set, or at least cover the overs in games played.

Liam Elyes's Free Pick: Holger Rune to win / Both men to win a set

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