Dan Evans in the 2022 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, USA
Dan Evans in the 2022 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, USA ¦ (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Miami 2022 | Evans looking to continue momentum against Nishioka in Miami

  • Dan Evans [24] v Yoshihito Nishioka [Q]
  • H2H: Nishioka leads 3-0
MIAMI, USA – Dan Evans is looking to continue the momentum from Indian Wells as he takes on Yoshihito Nishioka in his opening match at Miami.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Dan Evans [24] v Yoshihito Nishioka [Q]

H2H: Nishioka leads 3-0

ATP Miami

Miami, USA

Hard (O)

Prize Money: $30,130

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

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After producing good performances at Indian Wells, Dan Evans is looking to continue the momentum as he takes on Yoshihito Nishioka in his opening match.  

 

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

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H2H:

Dan Evans (WR 27)

Yoshihito Nishioka (WR 96)

Tournament Previous Best

R2 (2019, 2021)

R3 (2016)

1st Serve %

59.1

68

Service Games Won %

78.6

75.9

Break Points Saved %

40

60.2

2nd Serve Return Points Won %

48.9

55.1

Break Points Converted %

46.7

42.5

Evans will look to take advantage of his strong returning stats to the start the season however Nishioka’s effective serve means that this will be far from an easy match.

 

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Playing styles and prediction

After a disappointing start to the season on the main tour, Nishioka seems to have gained momentum on the challenger circuit and now looks to translate that into main draw wins on the ATP tour. The world number 96 has a stubborn baseline game and can transfer his defensive style of play into attacking tennis quickly.

Evans will look to use his slice and effectively construct points to hit efficient winners and take advantage of Nishioka’s lack of confidence. Should Evans win then this would be a big win to have heading into the clay season given the Brit’s head-to-head against the Japanese star. If Evans doesn’t play aggressive tennis then he may be punished by Nishioka’s hogh-quality baseline game.  

Prediction: Evans in three sets.   

 

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