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The Citi Open commences with an exciting match-up between Kevin Anderson and Jordan Thompson. Anderson, known for his dominant serve and forehand, enters this encounter with growing confidence after reaching the Newport Open quarter-finals, the same stage Thompson exited. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
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Kevin Anderson vs Jordan Thompson – Match Predictions
Jordan Thompson to Win
Anderson is returning to hard court action after a 15-month gap. Miami Open 2022 was the last time he played on the surface. He has only won thrice in 13 hard court appearances. On the other hand, Thompson made it to the quarter-finals of Busan after claiming silverware success in Gwangju before turning his attention towards grass court events leading up to Wimbledon. Based on his greater activity and recent success, we are backing Thompson to triumph.
2-0 to Jordan Thompson
The Australian has lost in straight sets to Anderson in each of their three prior meetings. The South African ace still had the lustre of the player who reached the Wimbledon and US Open final. Marred by injuries and inactivity, Anderson is the underdog and with good reason. Thompson has the ability to rout him in this match and given his recent impressive form, we are backing him to claim a 2-0 victory.
Kevin Anderson 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 Citi Open.
The towering South African ace earned a wild card entry to the Washington Open. It was a just reward and acceptance of his recent form as he reached the quarter-finals of the Newport Open. Diallo and Brouwer were dismantled in straight-sets but getting a similar result against Humbert was difficult. He will hope for a positive start in Washington where he faces a similar foe, against whom he has triumphed at each time of asking.
The Australian ace has had an indifferent couple of months during the grass-court swing. After reaching the final of Hertogenbosch, he could not get past the second round in Queen’s Club, Mallorca and Wimbledon. Moving across the Atlantic, he had his best result in Newport where he reached the quarter-finals. It did not last long as in Atlanta Open, Kei Nishikori knocked him out at the first hurdle.
Kevin Anderson vs Jordan Thompson Head to Head
In their previous encounters, Anderson has emerged victorious on all three occasions against his Australian rival. Their H2H history highlights Anderson’s dominance on the hard court, showcasing his ability to outplay Thompson in past showdowns. As they prepare to meet once again at the Citi Open, Thompson will be eager to break his losing streak and claim a notable upset.
Kevin Anderson vs Jordan Thompson Match Details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 15:00 GMT on 01 August.
- What is the prize money for ATP Citi Open 2023? The total prize money for Citi Open 2023 is $2,013,940.
- Who is the top seed of the Citi Open? Taylor Fritz has top billing at Citi Open 2023.
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