Tiafoe vs Brooksby: who will advance to the next round?
On August 3, Frances Tiafoe and Jenson Brooksby face off in the second round of the Washington Open. We have made a prediction for this match. What to expect from the players? You can find our answer below.
Tiafoe performed successfully on grass this season. Frances won the Challenger in Nottingham, reached the quarterfinals in London and the third round of Wimbledon. Thanks to these results, Frances climbed to 53rd place in the world rankings. Tiafoe's last tournament was the Olympic Games. In Japan, the US representative passed the Korean player Kwon (6-3, 6-2). But already in the second match, he was eliminated by Stefanos Tsitsipas (3-6, 4-6).
Brooksby pleasantly surprised the spectators by his performance in the first round of the tournament in Washington. The young American defeated Kevin Anderson (7-6, 6-3), taking revenge for the recent defeat he suffered from the South African in the final of the tournament in Newport. It is worth mentioning that Brooksby in general is showing excellent performance this season. Jenson got closer to the top 100 of the ATP rankings. He is currently ranked 130th.
Brooksby has played the minimum number of sets in 3 of his last 4 matches.
Jenson has played at least ten games in the first set of his last three matches.
Brooksby defeated Anderson, but Tiafoe is a more dangerous opponent. He has more stability than the South African. He also is very motivated to climb up in the ranking. Recently Tiafoe has been performing as well as Brooksby, and he has every chance to pass his younger compatriot.
Our prediction -Francis Tiafoe to win.
The last head-to-head matches finished quickly - in two sets, most of them. We believe that this match will not be an exception, and the opponents will not overcome the total.
Second prediction - total under 23.5 games.