Del Potro vs Isner by Stanioooo
Well, that's maybe the most interesting match from the first round. These big guys have met 7 times and Del Potro leads 5:2, but some of the matches are a long time ago and the wins are for Del Potro. In the recent 4 years they have 4 meetings and both of them have 2 wins. Most of their matches are on hard courts in the USA, so it's hard to tell who will be the dominant one tonight. This is their favourite surface. John Isner has an advantage if we speak about service, maybe a little, but still he's the one who make more aces. Del Potro has better movement on the court, although he is almost 2 meters, while Isner is over this height.
Del Potro's moment form is not so good. After the end of the clay season he played only in Wimbledon and had an early exit by Gulbis in straight sets. Now he is back to the hard courts and he took part in Washington, but lost early by Nishikori in straight sets. His service didn't impress me and his play from the baseline. Yeah, it was against Nishikori, who's defending well and is good returner, although he's not in good form, too. Still think that his form made him a slight underdog in this match against Isner and there is one big reason- Isner's moment form. Isner looks like he's feeling fantastic right now when he's back in the USA. His performance in the last weeks is superb as he won two tournamets in a row in Atlanta and Newport. He didn't play in Washington to be fresh and ready for the Canadian Masters. His confidence is really high, that's for sure and he was broken only one time in these two tournamets.. that sounds almost unreal, but what was more shocking is that he didn't lose a single set in Newport and Atlanta.
I think that tonight we will see an equal match and maybe one or two tie-breaks where Isner will be the one who will have a little advantage- he showed that he feels comfortable in them, even when his opponent is leading like against Harrison in the final in Atlanta. I looked what AHs they offer but didn't like any of them. -1.5 games AH for Isner is dangerous if Del Potro wins one of the sets with a break difference. I saw one of the tipsters posted over 10.5 Games in the first set, which is logical tip and very possible to be right. So, I will go with Isner here- maybe it will be in three sets, but in nowadays form I think he will beat Del Po and will progress!
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