Jordan Thompson vs. Alex De Minaur
|Date & Time||Friday June 14, 2019, 9:00 AM (EDT)|
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Australian tennis player, Jordan Thompson has made it into the quarterfinals of the 2019 ATP Rosmalen Grass Court Championships. At this stage of the tournament, Jordan Thompson will play against Alex de Minaur who is also from Australia.
Jordan Thompson was very strong during the previous match as he defeated Frances Tiafoe in straight sets. The win was highlighted by Thompson’s serving as the Australian won 74% of his service points which allowed him to win 89% of his service games. In addition to that, Jordan Thompson also received serve well as he broke Frances Tiafoe’s serve on 4 occasions. It has been a good few weeks for Jordan Thompson as he made the third round of the French Open. This is expected to be another tough match for Jordan Thompson since his opponent in the number 3 seed.
Looking at his opponent, Alex de Minaur was in really strong form in the previous round as he defeated Andreas Seppi in straight sets. During the win, Alex de Minaur served exceptionally well as he won 69% of his service points. Alex de Minaur won 10 service games and 3 return games to secure the win. Alex de Minaur in extremely strong on grass and he has proven that by finishing second in the Boys’ event at Wimbledon.
Alex de Minaur and Jordan Thompson have played each other twice in the past. As it currently stands, Alex de Minaur has 2-0 record against Jordan Thompson. The most recent match between these two players was earlier in the season at the Sydney International where Alex de Minaur won in straight sets. Jordan Thompson is yet to win a set against Alex de Minaur.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Alex de Minaur to win this match. Jordan Thompson has done well in this tournament but he has a terrible record against Alex de Minaur. Alex de Minaur is extremely strong on grass and I see him beating his fellow Australian and gaining a spot in the semifinals.