Kyle Edmund vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
|Date & Time||Thursday August 1, 2019, 11:00 AM (EDT)|
William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Stadium
Washington DC, USA
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French tennis superstar, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has made it into the third round of the 2019 ATP Citi Open in Washington D.C. At this stage of the tournament, Tsonga is set to play against Kyle Edmund from the United Kingdom.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had a big win in the previous round as he eliminated the number 2 seed, Karen Khachanov. It was a determined performance by Tsonga as he defeated the Russian superstar in 3 sets. During the win, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga impressed with his serving. Tsonga hit 13 aces which helped him win close to 70% of his service points. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won 87% of his service games and 2 return games during the win against Khachanov. Tsonga has been playing well as he has been winning matches without making any deep runs. Tsonga has a record of 6-3 since the French Open which includes making the third round at Wimbledon.
On the other side of the coin, Kyle Edmund defeated Lloyd Harris in the previous round. It was a comfortable win for Edmund as he won in straight sets. During the win, Kyle Edmund dominated with his serve as he won 76% of service points which helped him win 100% of his service games. Edmund also 3 return games during the win against Harris. Kyle Edmund has been in decent form as the Brit recently made the semifinals at the Eastbourne International. This is expected to be a tough match for Kyle Edmund as he is playing a very experienced and accomplished opponent.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kyle Edmund have played each other once in the past. The match was earlier in the season at the Grand Prix Hassan II where Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won in straight sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win this match. Tsonga looks in very good form and will have momentum over Edmund having beaten the Brit earlier in the season, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is a hugely experienced player and I see him being too strong for Kyle Edmund in this fixture.