In the second round of the ATP tournament in New York, Steve Johnson will fight with Andreas Seppi. The meeting will take place on February 12. Will the native walls help the American? – read in our prediction.
At what time does Andreas Seppi vs Steve Johnson play?
The game time is February 12, 2020, at 01:20 PM EST.
What are player’s positions in ATP rankings?
Andreas Seppi takes the 98th positions and Steve Johnson takes the 75th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Andreas Seppi have?
Andreas Seppi has won 62% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Steve Johnson have?
Steve Johnson has won 66% of the games as a favorite.
For more than ten years, the Italian name has been on the list of hundreds of the best tennis players in the world. He won 3 ATP tournaments. Back in 2013, Andreas rose to 18th position in the ranking, which became his personal record. Last year, one can note the win at Challenger over Marton Fuchsovich, and exits to the semi-finals of tournaments in Budapest, Rotterdam, and Moscow. Seppi discovered this season at a tournament in Sydney, where he spent 5 games and beat Jeremy Chardy, Martin Klizan, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Diego Schwartzman. But in the final, he could not resist the pressure of De Minaura, when in the second set it came to a tie-break – with a score of 5-7, the Australian won.
The representative of Italy is a universal player, he shoots well both from forehand and backhand, has a good, but not killer pitch, confidently moves around the court. In his game, he relies on stability, takes a little risk. It obtains the desired results on all types of coatings, depending on the game practice (if you have not played for several weeks, then it makes many more unforced errors).
Seppi’s gaming career is nearing sunset, but so far Andreas is still ranking in the top hundred. While he is 98th and in case of failure can fly out of the top 100. The Italian is trying to prevent this, but age makes itself felt.
This season, the representative of Italy has only three wins in his account. In Auckland, he beat Adrian Mannarino, and on Australian Open he won against Miomir Kecmanovic. Seppi also began the tournament in New York with a win, having beaten Damir Dzumhur (6-3, 1-6, 7-6).
The American for the fourth consecutive season ends in the top 50. He won 4 ATP tournaments and received bronze at the 2016 Olympics. Just then, Steve climbed to 21 positions in the ranking, which became his personal record. In 2018, he won tournaments in Houston and Newport, reached the final stage of Winston-Salem, but lost to Medvedev there. This season, the 29-year-old tennis player began with a defeat in Auckland (leaked two sets by Leonardo Mayer) and left the tournament in the first round.
Johnson went through an American tennis school, so he plays excellent hard and surprises with a powerful serve. On the court more often intercepts the opponent’s initiative, and then wins. Recently, he has noticeably improved the game on the backline and is now becoming a serious contender.
Johnson regularly takes part in this tournament, but so far he has not achieved much success here. Last year, Steve missed the first round because of the high ranking place. Despite this, he failed to overcome it, as he lost to Briden Cord.
Now the American has every chance to perform well in this tournament. He scored a good game form. For example, last week he reached the semifinals of the Challenger in Newport Beach, and here he already made the Tennis Sandgren racket cover (6-7, 6-3, 7-6).
Betting Tips Statistics
- In full-time meetings, the score is 3-1 in favor of Johnson.
- In 2019, Seppi defeated Steve in four sets at AO.
- This season, the Italian won three matches. American – 11.
Andreas Seppi vs Steve Johnson Predictions
It seems that Johnson intends to return to the number of the best players in the world. With the game that he is now demonstrating, Steve has every chance to do it. The American now looks much better than the Italian. In addition, he is considered an uncomfortable opponent for Seppi. Perhaps you should give preference to the representative of the United States.