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Both Mikael Ymer and Brandon Nakashima will make their debut at the Halle Open this week. They have never played against each other and any of them can shine in the opening round on Monday.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Mikael Ymer vs Brandon Nakashima – Match Predictions
Ymer is having a good season but grass is not his favorite surface. Nakashima has a decent 14-8 record on grass in his career which makes him a slight favorite in this one.
Brandon Nakashima -2.5 games
Nakashima is not having his best season as he is still with a losing record. However, we have seen many good matches from the American and the grass surface is something that suits him well. That can not be said for Ymer and Nakashima will take advantage of that winning this match by covering the -2.5 games spread.
First set over 10.5 games
Ymer is the type of player who often uses the serve and volley tactics which may prove to be ideal for this match. Both players will start holding to their serves and we may see a long opening set that will go over 10.5 games.
Mikael Ymer vs Brandon Nakashima Preview
Both players are still young and they have many ups and downs. Ymer is having a much better season but Nakashima is the open who haas enjoyed a more successful career overall so far. Knowing that this will be their first match against each other, makes things even harder to predict.
Ymer is currently 62nd in the ATP rankings and he has never been higher than no 50. The Swed is 20-15 for the season and 0-1 on grass. Last week, he lost in the opening round of the Rosmalen Open to Tallon Griekspoor by 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
Ymer’s best result this season was reaching the final at the Ottignies Louvain la Neuve challenger where he lost to David Goffin. The 24-year-old also made it to the quarterfinals in Adelaide, Marseille and Bordeaux.
Nakashima is currently ranked at no. 54 in the ATP rankings, 11 spots lower than his career best. The American is 7-10 for the season and 0-1 on grass. He is coming off a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 loss to Emil Ruusuvuori in the opening round of the Rosmalen Open last week.
Last season, Nakashima won two titles in San Diego and the Next Gen Finals tournament which is the highlight of his career. His best result this season is the semifinal in Lyon where he lost to Arthur Fils in the decisive tie break.
Mikael Ymer vs Brandon Nakashima Head to Head
This will be the first time these two players face each other.
Mikael Ymer vs Brandon Nakashima Match Details
- When will the match between Ymer vs Nakashima be played? The match is scheduled for June 19.
- Who is the favorite in the Ymer vs Nakashima match? According to the bookies, Brandon Nakashima is the favorite to win this match.
- When was the first time Halle Open was played? The tournament was established in 1993.
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