Jordan Thompson vs. John Isner
|Date & Time||Friday February 15, 2019, 11:00 AM (EST)|
Uniondale, New York
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Jordan Thompson and John Isner meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis New York Open.
Jordan Thompson is coming off a three sets win over Christopher Eubanks that took 27 games to decide. In the victory, Thompson won 75 percent of his first serve points and 56 percent of his second serve points. Thompson won 69 percent of his total service points and converted three of his seven break points. Thompson has had to dig deep and win back-to-back three set matches, but he’s quietly one of the hotter players in the tournament when you consider his success on the challenger stage. If Thompson can continue to serve at this level, he’s got a chance to make this match very interesting. Thompson has won six of his last seven matches on indoor hard court.
John Isner is coming off a straight sets win over Bernard Tomic that took 23 games to decide. In the victory, Isner won 85 percent of his first serve points and 84 percent of his second serve points. Isner won 85 percent of his total service points and didn’t face a single break point in a victory a little over an hour. Isner entered this tournament in brutal form, which included six straight losses, but he showed signs of his old self with his power serve that helped produce 27 aces. Of course, when Isner is hitting his spots and serving with confidence, he’s a nightmare matchup for anybody. Isner also has a history of playing his best tennis on American soil. Isner has lost five of his last seven matches on indoor hard court.
These two have played once, which was in the 2017 French Open, a match Isner won in four sets. The match took 41 games to be decided.
Thompson has a chance at the upset with the way he’s serving and the fact Isner hasn’t played well in months. The problem is Isner looked good in his recent match and is the clear favorite to win this tournament if he’s going to serve the way he usually does. You can always count on Isner to play well on American soil, and the indoor surface only helps his power.
Isner should win this match in straight sets.