Taylor Fritz (L) & Jack Sock will clash in the Round of 16 at the Dallas Open.

Dallas Open 2023: Taylor Fritz vs Jack Sock preview, head-to-head, prediction, odds and pick

Match Details

Fixture: (1) Taylor Fritz vs Jack Sock


Date: February 8, 2023

Tournament: Dallas Open 2023

Round: Second round (Round of 16)

Venue: Dallas, Texas, USA

Category: ATP 250


Surface: Indoor Hardcourt

Prize money: $737,170

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

Taylor Fritz vs Jack Sock preview


Top seed Taylor Fritz will begin his hunt for the Dallas Open 2023 title against veteran Jack Sock in an all-American second-round (Round of 16) clash on Wednesday.

Following the best season of his career that saw him win three titles, Taylor Fritz kickstarted 2023 in sterling fashion. The World No. 8 won four out of his five matches to guide Team USA to the United Cup title.

With victories over Alexander Zverev, Matteo Berrettini and Hubert Hurkacz, the American No. 1 established himself as one of the front-runners for the Australian Open title.

However, his Melbourne Park campaign unexpectedly met with a premature ending as the 25-year-old crashed out to Alexei Popyrin in five sets in the second round.

Fritz will now be eager to reset and get back to winning ways at home in Dallas.

Jack Sock in action at the Laver Cup 2022

Meanwhile, former World No. 8 Jack Sock's career has been on a downward spiral for a few years now due to injuries and inconsistent results. A thumb injury sustained in 2019 and a subsequent back injury hampered his progress on the tour.

Having suffered a first-round exit at the Cleveland Challenger earlier this year, the 30-year-old's world ranking has now plummeted to 141.

Sock, however, hasn't lost hope yet. Having worked on his body to avoid further injuries, the American is now admittedly leaner and fitter than before.

This was evident during his three-hour marathon with Ilya Ivashka in the first round of the Dallas Open on Monday. The American wildcard entrant ultimately ground out a 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-4 win over the Belarusian to open his account for the year.

Taylor Fritz vs Jack Sock head-to-head

Fritz has a 3-2 edge over Sock in their head-to-head. While Sock won their opening two encounters, Fritz grabbed the last three. Their most recent meeting was right here at the Dallas Open a year ago, where Fritz emerged a 6-1, 6-4 winner.


Taylor Fritz vs Jack Sock odds

PlayerMoneylineHandicap Bets Total Games (Over & Under)
Taylor Fritz-700-4.5 (-115)Over 21.5 (-120)
Jack Sock+450+4.5 (-120)Under 21.5 (-120)

(Odds sourced from oddschecker.com)

Taylor Fritz vs Jack Sock prediction

Fritz in action at the 2023 Australian Open

Although Sock demonstrated impressive fighting spirit and determination against Ivashka on Monday, Taylor Fritz will be a different ballgame altogether. The American No. 1 is endowed with a colossal serve and a blistering forehand, which will come to life on the indoor hardcourt in Dallas.

That said, Sock has excellent defense and a heavy topspin forehand with which he will hope to extend the rallies and eke out errors off Fritz's racquet. But given the fact that he was involved in a draining marathon in the first round, it remains to be seen how long he can stay toe-to-toe with his compatriot.


Fritz has already shown some scintillating tennis this year and should be hungry to prove that his early Australian Open exit was a mere aberration.

Pick: Fritz to win in straight sets.

Edited by
Sankalp Srivastava
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