Evans vs Nishioka: prediction for the Citi Open match
Daniel Evans has been lucky so far. His first opponent at the Citi Open was Kyle Edmund, whom Evans defeated very confidently. After that, the Briton walked over Taylor Fritz - the opponent got injured and couldn't finish the match. Evans played a total of 16 matches on hard this season and celebrated success in 10 of them.
Yoshihito Nishioka has been amazing at the current tournament. The Japanese tennis player defeated Jenson Brooksby, Alex De Minaur, and Karen Khachanov to reach the Citi Open quarterfinals. He is clearly intent to go all the way. Hard is Nishioka's favorite surface; he has played a total of 329 matches on hard in his career, winning 212 of them.
Tie-breaks were played in 3 of the last 4 matches of the Japanese athlete.
In 3 of the last 4 matches of Nishioka, more than 12 games were played in the second set.
Evans has never won against Nishioka - the opponents have met four times, and the Japanese player has always defeated the Briton Last time their paths crossed in Miami, where Nishioka won in three sets. We expect him to get the upper hand in the upcoming match, too.
Our prediction - Nishioka to win
Evans is in decent form and will surely try to put up a fight. At the Masters in Miami, he won a set in the confrontation with Nishioka, and we expect this battle to be long, too. Take the over.
Second prediction - total over 22 games