Lucas Pouille vs João Sousa
|Date & Time||Saturday September 1, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
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João Sousa from Portugal and Lucas Pouille from France will meet at the third round of the 2018 ATP US Open. Both players have played well and will hope to make it into the fourth round of this major tournament.
Lucas Pouille is the number 17 seed for this event and he has shown his class. The Frenchman has only lost 1 set in the entire tournament and has shown the world his ability. It has been a tough few months for Lucas Pouille as his form dropped following ATP Stuttgart which was well before the start of Wimbledon. That being said, Lucas Pouille has looked very good in this tournament and he seems to be hitting the ball nicely once again. Lucas Pouille moved into the top 10 this year and he has fallen away recently. I am sure the Frenchman will be keen to get some wins together and challenge for the top 10 ranking once again. This should be a winnable match for Lucas Pouille and he will be determined to make use of the opportunity.
On the other side of the court, João Sousa defeated the world number 12 in the second round. The Portuguese superstar has been on the circuit for a long time and is greatly experienced but has never established himself as a top player. The second round win was a tough challenge for João Sousa as he won in 5 sets and he will need to display a similar performance in this match if he wishes to win. It will be hard for João Sousa to put out another big performance due to factors such as fatigue. I see João Sousa losing to the number 17 seed in this match.
All in all, I see Lucas Pouille winning this match with ease. He is the better player and I see him winning in straight sets.