Wolf (left) takes on Holt in the first round.

Dallas Open 2023: J.J. Wolf vs Brandon Holt preview, head-to-head, prediction, odds and pick

Match Details

Fixture: J.J. Wolf vs Brandon Holt


Date: February 7, 2023

Tournament: Dallas Open

Round: First round (Round of 32)

Venue: Dallas, Texas, USA

Category: ATP 250


Surface: Indoor Hardcourt

Prize money: $792,980

Live telecast: USA - Tennis Channel | Australia- BeIN Sports| Canada - TSN

J.J. Wolf vs Brandon Holt preview

Wolf had a good run at the Australian Open.

J.J. Wolf will open his Dallas campaign against compatriot Brendan Holt, seeking to build on following a good start to the season.

The 24-year-old is coming off his first appearance in the second week of a Grand Slam, losing in the fourth round at the Australian Open last month to compatriot Ben Shelton in five sets. With that run, Wolf rose to a career-best ranking of World No. 43.

"@BenShelton's time is right now!"

He'd never been outside of the United States, now he's a Grand Slam quarterfinalist!

The 20-year-old sees off countryman JJ Wolf 6-7(5) 6-2 6-7(4) 7-6(4) 6-2

Sport, eh... how good is it.


Holt, meanwhile, emerged from qualifying to make the second round at the Australian Open. The World No. 195 led Roberto Bautista Agut by two sets but ran out of steam as the higher-ranked Spaniard lived on to fight another day.


J.J. Wolf vs Brandon Holt head-to-head

Brandon Holt at the 2023 Australian Open

The two players have never met before, so their head-to-head record stands at 0-0. In their lone Challenger meeting last year in Orlando, Wolf prevailed in three sets.

J.J. Wolf vs Brandon Holt odds*

Player NameMoneylineHandicap BetsTotal Games
J.J. Wolf
Brandon Holt

*Not released yet

(All odds as per BetMGM).

J.J. Wolf vs Brandon Holt prediction

Wolf at the 2023 Australian Open

J.J. Wolf is easily the more experienced of the two players, going 21-21 on the tour, compared to Holt's record of 2-3. The latter only made his ATP Tour debut last year at the US Open last year.

Wolf can draw confidence from his first foray into the second round of a Major. He was within a set of his first Grand Slam quarter-final, leading Shelton by two sets to one before falling short.

Holt, meanwhile, has crossed the first-round hurdle at both Grand Slams he has played so far, famously beating Taylor Fritz at Flushing Meadows last year.

Tuesday’s matches are STACKED. @JohnIsner returns + oodles of Americans .

Order of play presented by @CocaColaSWB.

Both Americans are quintessential baseliners, move well and have a powerful game from the back of the court. However, Wolf's superior experience should stand him in good stead as he looks to mark his Dallas debut with a win.

Expect Wolf to prevail, albeit in three sets, in the battle of the two 24-year-old Americans on Tuesday (February 7).

Pick: J.J. Wolf in three sets

Edited by
Ritwik Kumar
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