Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Brandon Nakashima Prediction and Odds: Miami Open 2023

Sparks will fly as two players in the top 50 of the ATP rankings go head-to-head on Friday. Which of these players will reign supreme at the end of this match?

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Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Brandon Nakashima – Match Predictions

As Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Brandon Nakashima set their sights on a place in the third round of the Miami Open, these are our predictions and tips for this match

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina to Come Out on Top

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is coming off an impressive BNP Paribas Open campaign, where he reached the quarter-final. The Spaniard held his own against players like Karen Khachanov and Cristian Garin, but eventually fell to former World number 1 Daniil Medvedev.

On the other hand, Brandon Nakashima crashed out of the Indian Wells Open in the second round, still at the hands of Medvedev. The American has struggled to find his best form of late, losing four of his last seven singles matches. It’s important to point out that these players met just two months ago, and despite being the overwhelming underdog, Davidovich Fokina won that match in straight sets. Considering he has fared better than Nakashima recently, we are backing the Spaniard to advance to the next round of this event.

Total Sets – 2

We would like to point out that Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Brandon Nakashima tend to be involved in a lot of two-setters; and their matches usually don’t go on for very long. On one hand, all of Brandon Nakashima’s last four matches ended in straight sets. Likewise, only two of Alejandro Davidovich Fokina’s last nine singles matches went all the way to three sets. Keeping in mind that the only other encounter between these players was a two-setter, we believe that whoever wins this match will do so in straight sets.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Brandon Nakashima Preview

Before these two players take the court to battle out who gets to the next stage, let’s take a closer look at their current form.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Davidovich Fokina was seeded ahead of this tournament, and as a result, he received a first round bye. The Spaniard had an impressive run in his previous tournament, reaching the quarter-final of the Indian Wells Open. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina will have his work cut out for him, as he takes on Brandon Nakashima on Friday. It’ll be interesting to see how he’ll fare against the American.

Brandon Nakashima

Unlike his opponent, Brandon Nakashima featured in the first round of the Miami Open, where he faced Oscar Otte. Although the 21 year old converted just one of four break points in that match, it was enough to see him through in straight sets. Nakashima will battle Davidovich Fokina for a first round spot. Can he upset the Spaniard?

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Brandon Nakashima Head to Head

This will be the second encounter between these players. They previously met at the second Adelaide event in January, and Davidovich Fokina emerged victorious in straight sets.

  • 09/01/23 Davidovich Fokina won 2-0 (Adelaide 2, Outdoor Hard)

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Brandon Nakashima Match Details

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  • On which surface will this match be played? This match will be played on an outdoor hard court.
  • Who is the bookies’ favourite ahead of this match? Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is slightly favoured over Brandon Nakashima.
  • Where can I watch the Miami Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom.

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