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Italian Open 2022: Laslo Djere vs Stan Wawrinka preview, head-to-head, prediction, odds and pick 

Djere faces Wawrinka in the second round of the Italian Open
Djere faces Wawrinka in the second round of the Italian Open
Aman Mohamed

Match details

Fixture: Laslo Djere vs Stan Wawrinka

Date: 11 May 2022

Tournament: Italian Open

Round: Second round (Round of 32)

Venue: Rome, Italy

Category: ATP Masters 1000

Surface: Clay

Prize money: €6,008,725

Live telecast: USA - Tennis Channel | UK - Amazon Prime Video | India - Sports18 & Voot

Laslo Djere vs Stan Wawrinka preview

Wawrinka in action at the Italian Open
Wawrinka in action at the Italian Open

Laslo Djere will face off against Stan Wawrinka for a place in the third round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.

Djere made his breakthrough on the ATP tour in 2019 after winning his maiden title, an ATP 500 event in Rio and the inaugural ATP 250 Fort Village Sardegna Open in 2020.

The Serb reached the third round of the Monte-Carlo Masters this year and lost to eventual champion Stefanos Tsitsipas in a tight match 7-5, 7-6(1). The World No. 59 also made Novak Djokovic work hard for victory in the second round at the Belgrade Open. An inspired Djere fought well before going down in 3 sets 2-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(4).

He set up his encounter against Wawrinka at the Italian Open by beating Thanasi Kokkinakis and Hugo Dellien in straight sets in the qualifying rounds and Borna Coric 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-2 in the first round of the main draw.

Stan Wawrinka, meanwhile, registered his first win in over a year when he beat Reilly Opelka in the first round in Rome.

After a prolonged hiatus due to injury, the former World No. 3 was beaten 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 by Alexander Bublik on his return to action at the Monte-Carlo Masters.

Laslo Djere vs Stan Wawrinka head-to-head

Djere and Wawrinka have not played each other before, so their head-to-head is 0-0.

Laslo Djere vs Stan Wawrinka odds

Player NameMatch odds Games Handicap Total games
Laslo Djere -200-2.5(-138)Under 22.5 (-130)
Stan Wawrinka +182+3.5(-130)Over 22.5 (-130)

All odds are sourced from OddsChecker.

Laslo Djere vs Stan Wawrinka prediction

Wawrinka's win over Opelka would have given him a lot of confidence going into this match. His famed one-handed backhand looked reliable and he also had eight aces to his name.

Djere, on his part, has been playing regularly on the ATP tour, has more match-practice than the Swiss and is ranked much higher at the moment. He's known for his defensive, counterpunching game, based around a solid two-handed backhand.

Expect a tight encounter, with Wawrinka eking out a win to advance to the next round.

Pick: Wawrinka to win in three sets


Edited by Keshav Gopalan

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