John Isner vs. Kamil Majchrzak
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM (EDT)|
International Tennis Hall of Fame
Newport, Rhode Island
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John Isner and Kamil Majchrzak meet in the second round of the 2019 tennis Hall of Fame Open.
John Isner is coming off a second round exit at Wimbledon, but it was nice for him to get eight sets under his belt considering it was his first tournament since Miami. Isner returned from a leg injury and was still able to produce a combined 63 aces, showing that he’s still a dangerous player with his powerful serve, even if he doesn’t have recent reps under his belt. Isner has to be a solid favorite to win this tournament given how well he usually plays on US soil. Isner thrives off the crowd and seems to have more pep in his step when he’s playing in front of Americans. Isner has won six of his last eight matches on grass court.
Kamil Majchrzak is coming off a straight sets win over Alastair Gray that took 19 games to decide. In the victory, Majchrzak won 82 percent of his first serve points and 50 percent of his second serve points. Majchrzak won 73 percent of his total service points and converted on three of his six break points. Majchrzak got 71 percent of his first serves in play and saved five of his six break points. Majchrzak gives himself a chance to make an even deeper run if he’s going to dominate his first serve percentage and limit break chances. The problem is Majchrzak has had almost no success on the main tour these last few years and has had to rely on challenger play to build his confidence, so this is a massive step up for him. Majchrzak has won six of his last eight matches on grass court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Isner was able to get some of the rust off in the United Kingdom and now returns to the US where he’s always the most comfortable and has had his most success. Majchrzak doesn’t have enough recent main tour reps that makes me think he can compete with a top-20 player in the world. This should be a routine match for Isner.
Give me the American in straight sets.