Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Nicolas Jarry
|Date & Time||Thursday June 13, 2019, 6:30 AM (EDT)|
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Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nicolas Jarry meet in the second round of the 2019 tennis Libema Open.
Stefanos Tsitsipas is coming off a fourth round performance at the French Open where he lost a five hour match against Stan Wawrinka. It’s hard to accept moral victories, but Tsitsipas will continue to grow from those type of matches and it should turn him into a beast in these smaller tournaments where he’s expected to compete for a title. If Tsitsipas can continue to go toe-to-toe with some of the best on the biggest stage, he should have little trouble making light work of lesser opponents as the top seed. Tsitsipas enters this tournament winning 14 of his last 17 matches. Tsitsipas hasn’t lost his opening match of a tournament since Indian Wells of this year. Tsitsipas has won four of his last five matches on grass court.
Nicolas Jarry is coming off a straight sets win over Jannik Sinner that took 22 games to decide. In the victory, Jarry won 72 percent of his first serve points and 57 percent of his second serve points. Jarry won 67 percent of his total service points and converted on three of his three break points. Jarry got 65 percent of his first serves in play and hit 10 aces. While the competition wasn’t the greatest, Jarry gives himself and honest shot moving forward if he’s going to get that many free points with his serve. Jarry has three career wins over top-10 players, one coming this year. Jarry hopes to win at least two matches in a tournament for the third time since Miami. Jarry has split his last four matches on grass court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Jarry hasn’t had enough consistent success to think he can hang with a player like Tsitsipas who has been one of the best players on the men’s side all year long. Tsitsipas has pretty much everything working for him at the moment and should be hungry for some more hardware as the confidence continues to build. As long as Tsitsipas gets his first serve in play, Jarry is going to have a hard time keeping up based on how he’s played lately.
Tsitsipas in straight sets.