Denis Kudla vs Juan Martin Del Potro
|Date & Time||Wednesday August 29, 2018, 12:30 PM (EDT)|
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Argentina superstar, Juan Martín del Potro has made it into the second round of the 2018 US Open. He will be playing against Denis Kudla from the United States. Both players won their opening round matches in straight sets and will feel optimistic heading into this clash.
Denis Kudla has been in decent form over the past few weeks as he made some deep runs in some tournaments including the Citi Open in Washington DC. The American will be well supported in this match as he is the local player but this is going to be a very difficult challenge. Kudla looked in good form in his opening match but this is an entirely different situation as he is playing one of the elite players in world tennis. Kudla has played Del Potro once before when he was beaten badly and it is hard to see how the result will be different in this meeting.
Juan Martín del Potro looked dominant in the opening round of the US Open as the Argentine superstar breezed past Donald Young from the United States in straight set. The world number 3 has a relatively easy draw until late in the tournament so he will hope to have a very deep run in this major event. This will not be a very tough match but the Argentine needs to remain focused since he has often struggled in that regard in the past. This version of Juan Martín del Potro looks very dominant and he will feel he can beat any player so I am expecting him to win this match with some ease.
All in all, I am picking Juan Martín del Potro to win. He is the better player and I think he will be good enough to win in straight sets. This should be a quick and easy match for the world number 3.