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John Isner vs John Millman - 2/28/19 ATP Tour - Mexican Open Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The 2019 ATP Mexican Open has made it into the quarterfinals where Australian John Millman will be in action. At this stage of the tournament, John Millman will play against the number 4 seed, John Isner from the United States.

John Millman had a big win in the previous round as he beat Peter Gojowczyk in straight sets. It was a dominant display by Millman as he allowed his opponent to win only 2 games in the entire match. During the win, Millman won 67% of the points played which allowed the Australian to win 86% of his service games and 86% of his return games. This is going to be a much tougher match for John Millman as he is playing an elite player in John Isner.

Similar to Millman, John Isner also won his previous match in straight sets as he beat Sam Querrey. Isner was very impressive while serving as he hit 19 aces which led to him winning 86% of his service points. Isner won all of his service games and 2 return games to ensure that he was on course to win the match. John Isner enters this match in very good form as he has made the semifinals of his last 2 tournaments. With that in mind, it is going to be hard to beat John Isner in this match.

John Isner and John Millman have played twice in the past with John Isner winning on both occasions. The most recent match between Millman and Isner was during the 2016 season at the Davis Cup where John Isner won in 4 sets.

As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick John Isner to win this match. Isner is playing exceptional tennis and his confidence looks high considering his recent results. Isner is a confidence player and when he is playing well, he is almost impossible to beat. John Isner is the stronger player so I am going to pick him to win this match and make his third successive semifinal appearance.

Pick:
John Isner

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