Joao Sousa vs. Daniel Evans
Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM (All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club)
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Joao Sousa and Daniel Evans meet in the third round of the 2019 tennis Wimbledon.
Joao Sousa is coming off a straight sets win over Marin Cilic that took 30 games to decide. In the victory, Sousa won 83 percent of his first serve points and 63 percent of his second serve points. Sousa won 74 percent of his total service points and converted on three of his nine break points. Sousa got 53 percent of his first serves in play and saved all 12 of his break points. Sousa has been dominant with his first serve and has produced a combined 67 winners though seven sets. Sousa entered this tournament just 2-5 in his career at the Wimbledon. Sousa hopes to make his second career grand slam fourth round appearance. Sousa has won three of his last five matches on grass court.
Daniel Evans is coming off a straight sets win over Nikoloz Basilashvili that took 30 games to decide. In the victory, Evans won 71 percent of his first serve points and 58 percent of his second serve points. Evans won 66 percent of his total service points and converted on six of his 16 break points. Evans got 62 percent of his first serves in play, saved six of his eight break points and had just 15 unforced errors. Evans has won all six sets this tournament and has won 14 of his last 16 matches overall when you throw in challenger play. Throw in the home crowd behind him, and Evans has become a sneaky player in this tournament capable of a run. Evans looks to make his second career grand slam fourth round appearance and first since the 2017 Australian Open. Evans has won four of his last five matches on grass court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Sousa has found ways to win his first two matches but has left the door open for both opponents. Eventually that’s going to catch up. Evans has built a little bit of confidence as of late that started in challenger play and carried over to Eastbourne and now here. He’s also feeding off the home crowd that provides an extra boost of energy.
I like Evans to make the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time.