Jordan Thompson in the first round of the tournament in New York on February 11 will try to cope with the supply of Ivo Karlovic. Ivo Karlovic is going through difficult times. Indeed, in recent years, the Croatian look extremely weak, especially at its pitch. All aces disappeared somewhere, and even the opponents take the first ball quite easily.
Will the Croat be able to recover? – read in our prediction.
At what time does Ivo Karlovic vs Jordan Thompson play?
The game time is February 11, 2020, at 03:00 PM (UK time).
What are player’s positions in ATP rankings?
Ivo Karlovic takes the 122nd positions and Jordan Thompson takes the 63d position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Ivo Karlovic have?
Ivo Karlovic has won 73% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Jordan Thompson have?
Jordan Thompson has won 62% of the games as a favorite.
If earlier Karlovic successfully fought against injuries and age, now he is slowly but surely losing momentum. It’s difficult to talk about the reasons, since last season the Croatian served well and easily took his games. But at the moment, Ivo looks slurred, because the first ball flies to 200 km/h. (before he served so the second ball). In addition, Karlovic hardly moves around the court, and even the lightest balls he gets with a creak. And with such a game it is difficult to compete in the ATP tour.
For Karlovic, this will be the fourth tournament of the current season. In all previous Croatian tennis player played without much success. Only on one of them Karlovic managed to overcome the starting round of the competition – in the Australian Open, in the first round Ivo defeated Vasek Pospisil (7-6, 6-4, 7-6).
Thompson moved to the ATP tour a few years ago and ended up in the top 100. But he just can’t take the next step because he continues to score points exclusively in small ATP tournaments. When he tries his hand at Masters and Grand Slams, then everything often ends in defeat in the early stages. It should be noted that Jordan significantly improved the game on the back line and now has learned how to keep the ball in court for a long time, forcing opponents to make mistakes.
Thompson also failed to start the new season – the Aussie won only one victory in four games this year. On Australian Open Thompson defeated Alexander Bublik in the first round, and then lost to Fabio Fognini in five games. It is noteworthy that in the game against the Italian Thompson managed to win back from the score 0-2 in batches, but in the decisive set Jordan lost to his opponent in a tie-break (6-7, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 )
Betting Tips Statistics
- Karlovic leads by personal meetings with a score of 2-1. Tennis players met on the court three times. Ahead is Jordan Thompson, who managed to win two of the three matches. It should be noted that in every confrontation there was a stubborn struggle.
- In the last five games, tennis players won one victory.
Karlovic failed at the start of the season, but this does not mean that he will continue to play so weakly. In addition, the courts in New York are fast, because the tournament is held on hard indoors, and the Croat will be able to easily take games on his pitch, like Thompson.
Thompson performs without much success this season. It is possible that the Australian can not yet feel for his game in the new year. Karlovic has the same story. But in the case of the Croats, there is also an age that makes itself felt, because still Ivo will turn 41 this month, so in this pair we will give preference to a younger tennis player.
Our prediction is Thompson’s victory.