Giannessi vs. Wawrinka
|Date & Time||Thursday September 1, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Stan Wawrinka and Alessandro Giannessi meet in the second round of the 2016 US Open.
Stan Wawrinka is coming off a straight sets win over Fernando Verdasco that took 33 games to decide. Wawrinka looked extremely sharp in a tricky first round match against a solid power player. Wawrinka was terrific with his service game and managed to do just enough on his returns to make for a rather quick match. As long as Wawrinka limits his unforced errors, he’s going to be a nightmare to take out of this tournament. Wawrinka has lost before the third round of a grand slam twice since 2014. Wawrinka has won 12 of his last 16 matches on hard court.
Alessandro Giannessi is coming off a five set victory over Denis Kudla that took 36 games to decide. Giannessi was able to win a match in which he lost the first set 0-6, and the victory was probably the biggest of his career. Even more good news for Giannessi is that the five set match wasn’t physically draining, as four of the five produced no more than seven games. Real odd victory for the Italian, but he’ll certainly take it as he advances to his first second round of a grand slam. Giannessi will need to be more consistent to have any shot in this match. Giannessi has won eight of his last 10 matches on hard court.
This will be the first time these two meet on the tennis court.
If Wawrinka plays the way he did in the first round, he’ll win this match in two hours or less. Giannessi isn’t consistent with his serve and has zero experience in these type of matches.
Wawrinka in three painless sets.