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Facundo Diaz Acosta had designs of sending John Isner into retirement early but the Argentine was on the backfoot from the get-go. Michael Mmoh will attempt to do the same and it will be interesting how the two compatriots fare against each other. Don’t miss out on the latest updates and expert betting advice for the US Open 2023.
Our favourite Michael Mmoh vs John Isner – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Michael Mmoh vs John Isner – match predictions
- 2 Michael Mmoh vs John Isner: Towering American to ace past Mmoh?
- 3 Key match details
With the exception of the third-round tiebreaker, Isner was never in danger against Acosta in the first round. He will feel confident against Mmoh, who also earned a straight-sets victory over Karen Khachanov.
John Isner to win @ 17/20 (1.85)
Mmoh made little work of the returning Khachanov and will hope to give a better account of his abilities against Isner. With his looming retirement at the back of his mind, Isner showcased his prowess on the court with a straight-sets win against Acosta. The duo will be battling for every point but we expect it will be the towering American who will be putting mind and body on the line in his last hurrah.
Over 41.5 Games @ 4/5 (1.80)
Neither Isner nor Mmoh displayed any signs of weakness in their opening-round fixtures. Mmoh only allowed three breakpoint opportunities in his duel with Khachanov while Isner’s serve stood its test and was never in danger of being broken. As the two battle for continuance at the US Open, we expect the match to go to the wire. Long sets are expected and we should see Over 41.5 Games in this duel.
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Michael Mmoh vs John Isner: Towering American to ace past Mmoh?
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Michael Mmoh preview
Mmoh continues to make strides since his lucky loser reproach at the Championships. He got wins in Washington and Winston-Salem while reaching the quarter-finals in Standford. With momentum under his belt, Mmoh started his US Open charge in the best possible way. World number 11, Karen Khachanoc was taken to the cleaners on his return to the court and was knocked out in straight sets.
John Isner preview
Following his Dallas Open 2-1 final defeat to Yibing Wu, it has been a year to forget for Isner. He went on a run of losing seven matches in succession. The towering American arrested that slump in Newport, reaching the semi-finals of the event he had triumphed four times before. With his sights set on retiring at the end of the 2023 US Open, he started brightly with a 3-0 thumping of Facund Diaz Acosta.
Michael Mmoh vs John Isner head to head
This is the first meeting between Michael Mmoh vs John Isner on the ATP tour.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 16:00 GMT on 31 August.
- Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
- Where can you watch US Open? Fans in the UK can tune into Sky Sports to catch US Open action. Australian fans are also in luck with Channel 9 broadcasting action from Flushing Meadows for free.
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