Kyle Edmund vs. Nicolas Jarry
|Date & Time||Thursday October 11, 2018, 7:00 AM (EDT)|
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Nicolas Jarry and Kyle Edmund meet in the third round of the 2018 tennis Shanghai Masters.
Nicolas Jarry is coming off a three sets win over Marin Cilic that took 33 games to decide. In the victory, Jarry won 76 percent of his first serve points and 52 percent of his second serve points. Jarry won 67 percent of his total service points and saved five of his eight break points. Jarry has won both of his matches this tournament in three sets and has combined for 33 aces. If Jarry can continue to rack up the free points with his serve, he has a chance to be Cinderella of this tournament and beat some higher ranked players. Jarry has a chance to win three matches in a single tournament for the first time since Kitzbuhel, a couple of months ago. Jarry has won five of his last seven matches on hard court.
Kyle Edmund is coming off a straight sets win over Andreas Seppi that took 19 games to decide. In the victory, Edmund won 77 percent of his first serve points and 53 percent of his second serve points. Edmund won 69 percent of his total service points and saved three of his four break points. Edmund got 69 percent of his first serves in play and that’s key for a player like him who can really get in a zone and win service points rather easily. It’s when Edmund isn’t serving well when the rest of his game suffers and he underachieves. Edmund has a chance to win three matches in a single tournament for the second time since the French Open. Edmund has won five of his last six matches on hard court.
There’s no previous matches between these two players.
I’m not as confident in Jarry as I am in Edmund, as his second serve is questionable and he has a hard time putting guys away. Edmund is playing some of his best tennis of the season with wins in five of his last six tries, and the faster hard court really helps his game. When Edmund is getting his first serve in play like he has recently, he’s a tough out.
I trust Edmund to win this match.