Brandon Nakashima vs Max Purcell Prediction and Odds: Atlanta Open 2023

Brandon Nakashima has lost the last three matches and is under a lot of pressure in the opening round match against max Purcell at the Atlanta Open.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Brandon Nakashima vs Max Purcell – Match Predictions

Both players love playing on hard surfaces, and this is a very important one at the beginning of the US Open series. Given the odds, Nakashima is a major favorite, but knowing how good serve Purcell has, anything is possible.

Brandon Nakashima 2-0

Nakashima is still one of the youngest players in the Top 60 on the tour and he is aiming at huge leap in the next couple of months. He is not in the best shape recently but plays well on hard surface and will have the support of the home crowd at the tournament where he reached the final two years ago. Purcell is slightly more experienced and can hold to his serve, but just like in their first match, Nakashima will win this one in straight sets.

Over 22.5 games

Both players have excellent serves and Purcell is the one whose game hugely relies on that. The Australian is capable of holding his serve and he will be able to do that at least in one set which will take the match over 22.5 games.

Brandon Nakashima vs Max Purcell Preview

Nakashima won two titles last season and we expected much more of him this year. The American has a losing record but all that can be improved starting with the match against Purcell.

Brandon Nakashima

Nakashima is currently 57th in the ATP rankings and his career-high is No. 43. The American is 8-13 for the season and 4-5 on hard. He is going through a difficult period of the season as he lost the last three matches in Wimbledon, Eastbourne and Halle.

Nakashima’s best result this season was the semifinal in Lyon where he lost to Arthur Fils.

He played in Atlanta the last two years. In 2022, he lost in the quarterfinals to Frances Tiafoe and the previous year he made it to the finals where he failed to John Isner 7-6, 7-5.

Max Purcell

Purcell is 71st in the world and his career high is No. 62. The Australian is 39-14 for the season and 33-7 on hard. He failed to make it to the second round in each of the three previous tournaments on grass in Newport, Wimbledon and Mallorca.

Purcell won three lower level tournaments this season, in Pune, Chenai and Bangalore.

Brandon Nakashima vs Max Purcell Head to Head

Brandon Nakashima won the only previous match against Max Purcell. Last year in the round of 16 in Los Cabos, the American won 6-3, 6-3.

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Brandon Nakashima vs Max Purcell Match Details

  • When will the match between Nakashima vs Purcell be played? The match is scheduled for July 24.
  • Who is the favorite in the Nakashima vs Purcell match? According to the bookies, Nakashima is the favorite to win this match.
  • Who is the defending champion of the Atlanta Open? Alex de Minaur won the tournament in 2022.

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