Jack Draper in the first round of 2021 Wimbledon, London, UK
Jack Draper in the first round of 2021 Wimbledon, London, UK | (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Miami 2022 | Draper looking to capitalise on challenger form as he takes on Simon in Miami

  • Jack Draper [WC] v Gilles Simon
  • H2H: First Meeting
MIAMI, USA – Jack Draper is looking to capitalise on his form at challenger level as he takes on Gilles Simon in Miami.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Jack Draper [WC] v Gilles Simon

H2H: First Meeting

ATP Miami  

Miami, USA

Hard (O)

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Second on Court 1, not before 12:30pm (4:30pm GMT)

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After winning three challenger titles this season, Jack Draper is taking the next step in his development as he takes on Gilles Simon in his Miami Open opening match as he looks to impress at masters 1000 level.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2022 – Hard)

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H2H:

Jack Draper (WR 146)

Gilles Simon (WR 139)

Tournament Previous Best

R1 (2021)

QF (2011, 2013, 2016)

1st Serve %

51.2

72.5

Service Games Won %

66.7

66.7

Break Points Saved %

66.7

42.9

2nd Serve Return Points Won %

37.5

46.2

Break Points Converted %

20

26.7

Simon has the advantage on return however Draper has shown this season that he can bring a high level on serve especially on the important points.    

 

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Playing Styles and Prediction

The Frenchman has been struggling for wins on the challenger tour, never mind the regular tour with Simon’s ranking now so low that he has mostly played qualifying matches this season. Now 37 years old, Simon is now approaching the time where he looks to finish career on a high.

Draper will look to be aggressive and take his game to Simon but the young Brit can’t be over aggressive otherwise he will create simple unforced errors which is what the Frenchman will be hoping for. This is an ideal first round clash for Draper and the Brit’s form should see him into the next round depending on whether he can control his emotions and mentality.

Prediction: Draper in three sets.

 

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