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John Isner vs Lukas Lacko - 2/20/19 ATP Tour - Delray Beach Open Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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American tennis superstar, John Isner has made it into the second round of the 2019 ATP Delray Beach Open. At this stage of the event, John Isner will play against Lukas Lacko from Slovakia.

Lukas Lacko won his opening match in straight sets to make it into this round of the tournament. During the win, Lacko served exceptionally well as he won 71% of his service points which allowed him to win all of his service games. Lukas Lacko is a very powerful server and he showed that by hitting 7 aces. This is going to be a much tougher match for Lukas Lacko as he is playing the number 2 seed. Lacko will need to be at his best if he wishes to compete.

On the other side of the court, John Isner also won his opening match in straight sets as he beat Peter Polansky. As usually the case with Isner, he served very well. In the match, Isner hit an impressive 23 aces. Similar to Lacko, Isner won over 70% of his service points which resulted in him winning all of his service games. John Isner had received great support during this tournament from his home fans and that is expected to continue to boost the American.

Lukas Lacko and John Isner have played 3 times in the past. As it currently stands, John Isner has a head-to-head record of 3-0 against Lacko. The most recent match between these two players was in 2017 at the Atlanta Open where John Isner won in straight sets.

Taking everything into notice, I am going to pick John Isner to win this match. John Isner is a very strong player and he seems to feed off the crowd as his record while playing in the United States is incredible. Having won 2 ATP titles in the United States in 2018, I see John Isner pushing for another title at Delray Beach by winning this match.


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