22-year-old Riley Opelka defends the last year’s title at a tournament in New York. Thanks to the high seeding number, he missed the first round and starts in the match against the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka, who is two years older. Both players successfully spent last season. Who will proceed? – Find it out in our prediction.
At what time will Reilly Opelka and Yoshihito Nishioka play?
The game time is February 13, 2020, at 2:40 PM (EST).
What are the player’s positions in ATP rankings?
Reilly Opelka takes the 40th positions and Yoshihito Nishioka takes the 64th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Reilly Opelka have?
Reilly Opelka has won 48.4% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Yoshihito Nishioka have?
Yoshihito Nishioka has won 67% of the games as a favorite.
Reilly Opelka is the current champion of the tournament in New York, but will it be possible to repeat the success of a year ago? Undoubtedly, the American posesses all the qualities to win in his native halls and, of course, in the first place we are talking about a powerful pitch. Although there is a slight confusion about the failed start of the season.
Reilly does not know the taste of victories since last October. In the new season, the American played two fights, in which both times for victory he did not have 2-3 exact shots. For example, in a meeting with Pablo Cuevas in Adelaide, Opelka had 3 match-balls (7-5, 6-7, 6-7), and he lost the next match against Fabio Fognini at the Australian Open with a 2-0 advantage in games (6-3, 7-6, 4-6, 3-6, 6-7). The 40th racket of the world needs to work hard on psychological stability, because with this style of play, any mini-break at the opponent’s pitch must certainly materialize into a won game / set / match.
Yoshihito Nishioka inflames respect, but the starting match in New York is scary. Yoshihito made his debut on the courts of New York with an extremely controversial fight against Henry Laaxsonen. The Japanese played the 1st and 3rd games at his level level, however, in the 2nd set, the Nishioka had an absolutely unexpected turbidity that turned into a rout for him from the opponent with a score of 0-6. The tennis player in question was still able to put himself together and still brought the meeting to a final victory (6-3, 0-6, 6-2), but he certainly needed to figure out the reasons for such a sharp decline in the middle of the game.
Speaking about the strengths of the 64th racket of the world, an elegant technique and excellent footwork immediately come to mind. Nishioka is a very mobile player, and it is this factor that should become the key to his further advancement in the tournament bracket.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Previously, these tennis players have never met on the court
- In the above 5-set thriller against Fabio Fognini, Opelka played 35 aces with 4 double mistakes, made 70% of the first serve pass, 75% and 54% of victories in the first and second innings, respectively.
- Following the results of yesterday’s victory in the match with Henry Laaxsonen, Nishioka chalked up the following average statistics: 62% accuracy of the first serve (60% of winning), 2 aces with 2 double mistakes, 62% of removal on the second ball into the game.
The courts in New York are characterized by high speed and a fairly low rebound of the ball, which will definitely play in favour of Opelka. With a high degree of probability, the American will not have the slightest problem with the removal, while, regarding Nishioka, looking at his first match in the tournament, there is no such a certainty. Yes, on paper, the Japanese should have an advantage in prolonged rallies, but there is no guarantee that the latter will be observed at all in the upcoming match.
Our prediction is the win of Reilly Opelka