On February 24, in the 1/16 finals in the men’s grid of the tournament in Acapulco, 34-year-old Swiss athlete Stan Wawrinka will argue with 22-year-old American tennis player Frances Tiafoe.

At what time are Tiafoe vs Wawrinka to play?
The game time is February 24, 2020, at at 19:20 (GMT-6).

What are the players positions in ATP rankings?
Frances Tiafoe takes the 82 position and Stan Wawrinka takes the 16 position in ATP Tour Rankings.

How many wins and losses does Tiafoe have?
Frances Tiafoe has won 80% of the games as a favorite.

How many wins and losses does Wawrinka have?
Stan Wawrinka has won 83% of the games as a favorite.

Frances Tiafoe

The 22-year-old American does not yet clearly justify the advances made to him by experts during the transition from youthful to adult tennis. Frances Tiafoe now occupies only 82nd place in the world ranking, showing the last time extremely unstable game.

Tiafoe is holding the seventh tournament in 2020 with statistics of victories and defeats 4-6. The American started the current season unsuccessfully, losing at the start of Doha, Auckland and the Australian Open. This month, Frances boasts the quarter finals of Dallas and Delray Beach, where he lost to fellow countryman Kudl and Frenchman Humbert, respectively.

Here Tiafoe speaks for the third time. His debut took place in 2017, when the American lost at the start of the main draw only on the tie-break of the decisive set to the strong Argentinean Del Potro. Last season, Frances was in the eighth finals, where he lost to compatriot MacDonald 7-6, 5-7, 3-6.

Stan Wawrinka

34-year-old Swiss holds only the third tournament of the current season. Still, the years have already taken their toll and Wawrinka clearly understands that she is not ready to play in the previous regime of weekly competitions in order to show good results.

Stan opened the 2020th year in Doha, where he confidently reached the semi-finals, having won dry victories over Jeremy Chardy and Alash Beden. Then he unexpectedly lost in three sets to the Frenchman Korenten Moute 6-3, 5-7, 3-6.

Next was the Australian Open, in which the Swiss reached the top eight, having beat Damir Dzumhur, Andreas Seppi, John Isner and Daniel Medvedev in turn. But he could not cope with the German Sasha Zverev 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 2-6.

Wawrinka already has experience playing in this tournament, having arrived in Acapulco for the fifth time. “Stanimal” debuted here back in 2011. The best result is the semi-finals of 2012, where the Swiss did not find arguments against Spanish left-hander Fernando Verdasco 3-6, 3-6. Last season, Stan was in the quarterfinals of this tournament, having been defeated by Nick Kyrgios (5-7, 7-6, 4-6).

Betting Tips Statistics

Highlights

  • Last year, Wawrinka defeated Tiafo in three sets in the hall.
  • This year, the Swiss won six matches on hard. American – three.
Frances TiafoevsStan Wawrinka
82ATP Rank16
22 (1998.01.20)Age34 (1985.03.28)
Hyattsville, MD, USABirthplaceLausanne, Switzerland
Boynton Beach, FL, USAResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
6’2″ (188 cm)Height6’0″ (183 cm)
190 lbs (86 kg)Weight179 lbs (81 kg)
Right-HandedPlaysRight-Handed
Two-HandedBackhandOne-Handed
2015Turned Pro2002
2/4YTD Won/Lost6/2
0YTD Titles0
62/88CAREER W/L521/300
1Career Titles16
$3,422,175Career Prize Money$34,228,252

Singles Service Record

Frances TiafoeSingles Service Record on hardStan Wawrinka
729Aces3,549
279Double Faults1,189
63%1st Serve57%
71%1st Serve Points Won75%
52%2nd Serve Points Won54%
723Break Points Faced2,819
61%Break Points Saved64%
1,406Service Games Played6,033
80%Service Games Won83%
64%Total Service Points Won66%

Singles Return Record

Frances TiafoeSingles Return Record on hardStan Wawrinka
26%1st Serve Return Points Won29%
49%2nd Serve Return Points Won49%
685Break Points Opportunities3,3
38%Break Points Converted39%
1,406Return Games Played5,927
18%Return Games Won22%
35%Return Points Won37%
49%Total Points Won51%

Previous Head-to-Head Meetings

YearEventSurfaceRNDWinner
2019BaselIndoor HardR16Stan Wawrinka

Tiafoe vs Wawrinka Predictions

Tiafoe is still in search of his game, so he is unlikely to be able to fight back Wawrinka. Swiss now looks much better. He also came to Mexico to protect his glasses. Perhaps you should give preference to Stan.

  • Our prediction: Stan Wawrinka -2.5 Game Handicap

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