John Isner vs Jordan Thompson prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

The Cincinnati Open bursts into action with a compelling clash between two formidable competitors, John Isner and Jordan Thompson. Isner, no stranger to success on American soil, faces a stern test against the rejuvenated Thompson, who is making his presence felt after a remarkable return to the scene. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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John Isner vs Jordan Thompson – match predictions

Jordan Thompson to win

Thompson is the bookmaker’s favourite in this duel and with good reason. The Australian has gone deep in recent events, including the Newport Open and Citi Open, reaching the quarter-final stage on both occasions. While he has a 3-1 losing record against the towering Isner, it was him who delivered the most recent blow. Given the momentum he has after coming through the qualifiers, we are backing him to triumph against the wild card entrant.

Over 24.5 games

Add Isner to a match equation and you should expect a long duel. The American does not get his serve broken thanks to the awkward height it is delivered from and the pace he generates. His duels with Thompson exemplify this as a deciding set has been needed to find a victor in three of their four encounters. With the exception of their 2019 New York Open meeting, their other three meetings have seen at least 30 games with a tiebreaker at each time of asking. Isner might not be at his best at the moment but still has the ability to force the issue and we are anticipating over 24.5 games in this duel as a result.

John Isner vs Jordan Thompson preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Cincinnati Open.

John Isner

John Isner’s recent time on the court has been defined by his signature weapon – his powerful serve. He’s been sending thunderous serves across the net, leaving opponents struggling to respond. Despite facing a variety of challengers, Isner has proven his ability to adapt and make crucial adjustments in his game. This helped him reach the semi-final stage at the Newport Open but could not get past compatriot Alex Michelson. He struggled to get going in Atlanta and Los Cabos, deciding to forego participation in the Canadian Open for better results on home turf.

Jordan Thompson

Jordan Thompson’s return to the tennis scene has been nothing short of impressive. He reached the finals in Hertogenbosch and the quarter-final stage in the Newport Open. After the grass court swing, he followed it up with another quarter-final appearance in the Citi Open after coming through the qualifiers. During the Cincinnati qualifiers, he made little work of Alexandre Muller and Marc Huesler to book his place in the main rounds. He will be looking to match his showings in Washington but has a tough rival in Isner.

John Isner vs Jordan Thompson head to head

Isner holds a 3-1 advantage in their head-to-head matchups, but Thompson’s recent surge in form adds an element of intrigue to their rivalry. They last met in the 2020 New York Open, where the Australian triumphed in three-sets. Interestingly, three of their four duels have required a deciding set.

John Isner vs Jordan Thompson match details

Cincinnati Open
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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 17:30 GMT on 14 August.
  • What is the prize money for Cincinnati Open 2023? The total prize money for Cincinnati Open 2023 is $6,600,000.
  • Who is the top seed of the Cincinnati Open? Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic have top billing at Cincinnati Open.

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