Gerasimov – Thompson: is it worth giving preference to the Australian tennis player?
Jordan Thompson will play against Yegor Gerasimov in the second round of the US Open on September 2. Should I give preference to the Australian tennis player in the upcoming meeting? – read our forecast.
Gerasimov every year tries to improve his game and, accordingly, rise higher in the world ranking. So far he has been able to do it with varying success. It is not always possible to perform properly at major tournaments.
In particular, at the recent Masters in New York, Yegor completed his performances in the qualifying semifinals, where he lost quite easily to Jeffrey Wolf (3-6, 1-6) in two games. However, Gerasimov began his journey to the US Open with a rather easy victory over Dusan Lajovic, who was considered the favorite of the meeting among the bookmakers. The Belarusian tennis player “closed” the Serb in four games with the score 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Thompson played only two matches ahead of the US Open. The representative of Australia did not participate in any exhibition tournaments. Last week, Jordan competed at the Masters in New York, where he failed to qualify.
In the semi-finals of the selection, Thompson confidently dealt with Michael Mmo (6-2, 7-6), but in the final of the qualification the Australian could not do anything with the Italian Salvatore Caruse (4-6, 4-6). In the first round of the US Open, Jordan met with another representative of Italy, Stefano Travaglia, but this time it was Thompson who won (6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2).
Previously, tennis players have not met each other.
In the last five matches, both Thompson and Gerasimov have won three wins each.
There are basically equal rivals with the only slight difference that Thompson has a better win rate on hard than Gerasimov at the moment. It is for this reason that we suggest giving preference to the representative of Australia in the upcoming meeting.
In general, the game promises to be interesting and will probably take place in a tight fight, but here we agree with the opinion of the bookmakers – Thompson, although small, is still the favorite of the upcoming match.
Our prediction is that Thompson will win for 1.80 odds in 1xBet.