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British number 2, Daniel Evans is in action against Gregoire Barrere in Citi Open round-two. Evans is the ninth seed at the event and will be opening his account after a first-round bye while the French ace overcome Mochizuki in a deciding set to book this meeting. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
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Gregoire Barrere vs Daniel Evans – Match Predictions
Daniel Evans to Win
The last time Barrere and Evans faced off was back in 2019 and it was the former who triumphed 2-1. The British ace has been on a poor run of form and will hope for a positive result against his French counterpart who had to slug it off against 200-ranked Shintaro Mochizuki. Given Barrere’s own wobbles in the past and his inability to finish off Mochizuki with ease, as well as coming off a tiring three-set outing, we are backing Evans to triumph.
Over 21.5 Games
Neither Barrere nor Evans are in the best form at the moment. The British ace’s last two outings saw his take a set but eventually succumb to defeat. Mochizuki has already weakened Barrere in the 32-game marathon first-round meeting but it will still not be easy. Their last meeting was also a long affair with 27 games and we believe their latest duel should also be in the same ballpark area. Remaining risk averse, we are going with Over 21.5 Games selection in this meeting.
Gregoire Barrere vs Daniel Evans Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Citi Open.
Only in indoor hard-court events has Barrere managed to get wins with ease, while being pegged on other surfaces. This saw him triumph in the Quimper Challenger. However, he has also been prolific at reaching later stages on other surfaces, claiming a semi-final appearance on grass at Eastbourne International and a clay court quarter-final at Montpellier.
The British ace finished 2022 with a 35-27 record and will hope for a similar turnaround after a disastrous 2023. He has a 9-19 record in the 2023 calendar year and is struggling to get going, no matter the surface. However, there is hope for the British number 2, who reached the semi-final stage in Marrakech and Barcelona, while also reaching the quarter-final of Australia and the third round of the Australian Open.
Gregoire Barrere vs Daniel Evans Head to Head
This is the second meeting between Barrere and Evans on the ATP tour. They last met back in 2019 in Quimper Challenger final. It was a three-set battle, one in which the French ace triumphed with a come-from-behind victory.
Gregoire Barrere vs Daniel Evans Match Details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 16:30 GMT on 02 August.
- Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is Rock Creek Park Tennis Centre.
- Who is the reigning Citi Open champion? Jessica Pegula and Nick Kyrgios were crowned champions in 2022.
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