Dan Evans in the first round at Roland Garros 2022, Paris, France
Dan Evans in the first round at Roland Garros 2022, Paris, France | (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Cincinnati 2022 | Evans looking to continue momentum against Krajinovic

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Dan Evans v Filip Krajinovic
  • H2H: Tied at 1-1
CINCINNATI, USA – After reaching his second career Masters 1000 semi-final, Dan Evans will look to carry the momentum into Cincinnati where he takes on Filip Krajinovic in his opening match.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Dan Evans v Filip Krajinovic H2H: Tied at 1-1
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After reaching his second Masters 1000 semi-final in Montreal, Dan Evans will look to continue the momentum in Cincinnati where he has a rematch from last week with Filip Krajinovic.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2022)

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H2H: Dan Evans (WR 39) Filip Krajinovic (WR 47)
Tournament Previous Best R2 (2020) QF (2020)
1st Serve % 61.3 64.9
Service Games Won % 74.5 78
Break Points Saved % 55.8 63.5
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 51.4 50
Break Points Converted % 42.8 46.8

Evans won’t change too much from their meeting in Montreal last week but will need to be wary of Krajinovic’s efficiency on break points.

 

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Playing styles and prediction

Krajinovic would have been disappointed to have lost in the way he did against Evans, but there was lots to be positive about for the Serb as he looks to gain confidence. Krajinovic’s powerful groundstrokes from the baseline mixed with intelligent court awareness can prove to be a threat for any player on the tour.

Evans will look to implement similar tactical ideas as last week but will need to be more aggressive on his serve to prevent Krajinovic from being aggressive on return. Meanwhile the Serb will hope for a little more consistency on serve as he hopes to give Evans more problems to solve. It should be a good test for Evans especially given how much energy he spent in Montreal. This will be a tighter match but the Brit’s confidence should get him over the line in this match.

Prediction: Evans in three sets.

 

 

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