John Isner vs. Ryan Harrison
|Date & Time||Sunday July 29, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
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John Isner and Ryan Harrison meet in the final of the 2018 tennis Atlanta Open.
John Isner is coming off a three sets win over Matthew Ebden that took 30 games to decide. In the victory, Isner won 78 percent of his first serve points and 59 percent of his second serve points. Isner won 71 percent of his total service points and produced 26 aces in his semifinal victory. Isner has a combined 62 aces in his last three matches and has won no less than 78 percent of his first serve points. As long as Isner is hitting his spots and getting so many free points with his serve, he’s one of the more frustrating players in the world to go up against. Isner hopes to win the second title of the year and his 14th title of his career. Isner has won six of his last nine final appearances and is 9-10 in career final appearances on hard court. If he wins this match, 12 of Isner’s 14 career titles would have come in the United States. Isner has won nine straight matches on hard court.
Ryan Harrison is coming off a three sets win over Mischa Zverev that took 25 games to decide. In the victory, Harrison won 62 percent of his first serve points and 69 percent of his second serve points. Harrison showed great fight after dropping the first set and managed to win 64 percent of his total service points while hitting eight aces. Harrison is serving at a really high level and gives himself a real chance of winning the title if he can continue to hit his spots. The issue with Harrison is fatigue, as he just played three tough sets and is still playing doubles as well. Harrison hopes to win his second career title and first since the 2017 Memphis Open. Harrison is 1-2 in career final appearances on hard court and has lost his last two final appearances overall. Harrison has won five of his last eight matches on hard court.
These two have played 10 times and Isner has won seven of those matches. The most recent meeting was in this years Madrid Masters, a match Isner won in straight sets. Harrison is 3-2 against Isner on hard court.
Harrison is a respectable opponent, but you don’t bet against Isner in American tournaments, as the guy takes his game to another level. Also, Harrison has to be getting tired, as he just played three long sets and a doubles match as well. Isner will blast his way to victory.
Isner wins another American title.