UK: 18+ USA: 21+ | Begambleaware.org | T&Cs apply | Play Responsibly
Sparks will fly as Steve Johnson and Taylor Fritz take the court on Monday evening. Which of these players will advance to the second round of the US Open?
Steve Johnson vs Taylor Fritz – match predictions
As these players go toe-to-toe with each other, these are our predictions and tips for this match
Steve Johnson to win at least one set @ 8/5 (2.60)
We would like to point out that Steve Johnson is priced at a massive 11/1 (12.00) to win this match. In spite of these odds, he has held his own against Taylor Fritz in the past. As a matter of fact, Johnson has three wins in six previous clashes with Taylor Fritz; and even though he lost the last three skirmishes between these players, Steve Johnson took at least one set in five of their six meetings. Taking into account that the 33 year won five of his last six matches, we are fairly confident that he won’t go down in straight sets.
Over 32.5 total games @ 17/20 (1.85)
Next, let’s take a look at the over/under games market. The over/under line for this match is set at 32.5. We would like to point out that this match could end in straight sets, and still go comfortably above this line. It may interest you to know that three of the last four skirmishes between these players ended in maximum sets, and four of their last six meetings went above the projected total. Furthermore, while Steve Johnson won five of his last six matches, Taylor Fritz has 11 wins in his last 14 matches. On that note, we don’t expect this to be a one-sided contest; and that’s why we’re taking the over 32.5 games option.
Can Johnson pull off a huge upset?
With our US Open predictions for this match out of the way, let’s see how these players fared in recent weeks.
Steve Johnson reigned supreme at the Lexington Challenger event earlier this month, winning the title without surrendering a set. He proceeded to lose in the first round of the Stanford Challenger tournament the following week. As Johnson takes on Taylor Fritz on Monday, it’ll be interesting to see how he matches up against his compatriot.
On the other hand, Taylor Fritz last played at the Cincinnati Open a couple of weeks ago, where he lost in the quarter-final to eventual champion Novak Djokovic. The 25 year old will set his sights on a second round spot, and he’ll fancy his chances against Steve Johnson.
Johnson vs Fritz head to head
Despite being the overwhelming underdog in today’s match, it can be said that Steve Johnson leads the head-to-head between these players; as he has four wins in seven previous skirmishes with Taylor Fritz. However, one of those clashes was in an exhibition event; the official head-to-head between Johnson and Fritz is currently tied at three wins. That said, while Steve Johnson won the first three meetings between these two, he has now lost three consecutive matches vs Taylor Fritz.
Key match details
- Venue: Louis Armstrong Stadium.
- Time and date: Monday 28th August, not before 18:30 BST.
- Bookies’ favourite: Taylor Fritz.
Subscribe to Punditfeed on Google News for all the latest updates from the world of sports!