Bradley Klahn vs. Alex de Minaur
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 24, 2019, 11:00 AM (EDT)|
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Australian tennis player, Alex de Minaur is set to play at the 2019 ATP Atlanta Open. Alex de Minaur will begin his tournament in the second round against Bradley Klahn from the United States.
Alex de Minaur received a bye in the opening round due to his high seeding. It has been a tough season for Alex de Minaur as his record in 2019 is currently at 14-11. The clay and grass seasons were very poor for Alex de Minaur as his combined record was 3-7. Returning to the hardcourt should give the Australian a boost as he was playing well on this surface at the start of the season. Alex de Minaur’s record on hard court in 2019 currently stands at 10-4.
On the other side of the court, Bradley Klahn won his previous match in straight sets as he defeated Marius Copil from Romania. During the win, Klahn impressed with his serving as he hit 8 aces and won 82% of his service points. Bradley Klahn won all of his service games and 1 return game during the win. The receiving was poor from Bradley Klahn but it should not be a massive concern since Copil is known as an outstanding server. Bradley Klahn should have the crowd in this match as this tournament is being played in the United States.
This will be the first time that Bradley Klahn and Alex de Minaur will be playing each other at an ATP event.
Alex de Minaur is a hugely talented player but the Australian has looked in awful form leading up to this tournament. With that in mind, I am going to pick Bradley Klahn to win this match. Bradley Klahn played well during his previous match and I see him having the momentum on his side since he is playing on home soil. With the crowd on his side, I see Bradley Klahn being too strong for Alex de Minaur in this match.