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It’s been a while since Nishioka and Purcell played against each other and now the two will meet in the second round of the French Open.
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Yoshihito Nishioka vs Max Purcell – Match Predictions
Nishioka -1.5 sets
Nishioka proved his winning mentality and self-confidence in the opening round as he managed to come back from being 2-0 down. He is much more experienced at this level than Purcell, and that will make the difference in this match. Nishioka moves better on clay, and playing with his left hand makes him a difficult opponent for anybody. Purcell won his first match at the French Open and will not win more than a set in this one.
Nishioka to win the first set
Nishioka came out of dead in the opening round and he will not allow to have a difficult start in this one. he is definitely the better player and will start strong winning the opening set against Purcell.
Yoshihito Nishioka vs Max Purcell Preview
Purcell has been very active this season, playing almost 50 matches up to this point. Nishioka is not even close to that number, but the Japanese play in higher-level tournaments.
Nishioka is ranked at no. 33 in the ATP rankings, one spot lower than his personal best. The Japanese is 11-10 for the season and 3-4 on clay. Nishioka is coming off an impressive comeback win over JJ Wolf – 1-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. Nishioka has never made it past the second round of the French Open and last year he lost in the opening round winning only four games against Novak Djokovic. His best result this season was in the round of 16 at the Australian Open, where he lost to Karen Khachanov.
Purcell sits in 68th place in the ATP rankings, one spot lower than his career high. The 25-year-old Australian is 39-10 for the season and 2-2 on clay. In the opening round of the French Open, Purcell defeated Jordan Thompson 7-5, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4. This is the first time ever for him to make it to the main draw in Roland Garros. Purcell won three tournaments on the challenger level this season – in Chennai, Bangalore and Pune. He also made it to four other finals losing in Busan, Gwangju and Lille.
Yoshihito Nishioka vs Max Purcell Head to Head
This will be the third match between Nishioka and Purcell and both of them won one of the previous two. Both of the matches were played in 2018, Nishioka won 6-4, 6-0 in Gimcheon, while Purcell won 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 in Tallahassee.
Yoshihito Nishioka vs Max Purcell Match Details
- When will this match start? This match is scheduled for June 1st.
- Who has won the most Roland Garros titles? Rafael Nadal holds the record with 14 Roland Garros titles.
- How the viewers in the UK can watch this match? Check out our where to watch French Open page.
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