Dan Evans in the first round of the 2022 ATP Monte Carlo Masters, Monaco
Dan Evans in the first round of the 2022 ATP Monte Carlo Masters, Monaco | (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Munich 2022 | Evans looks for clay court confidence booster against Cressy

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Dan Evans [6] v Maxime Cressy
  • H2H: Evans leads 1-0
MUNICH, GERMANY – Dan Evans looks for a clay court confidence booster as he takes on Maxime Cressy in his opening match in Munich.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Dan Evans [6] v Maxime Cressy H2H: Evans leads 1-0
ATP Munich Munich, Germany
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Dan Evans is looking for a confidence booster on the European clay after an early exit in Barcelona and the Brit will have the opportunity to achieve that against Maxime Cressy in his opening match in Munich.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2022)

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H2H: Dan Evans (WR 36) Maxime Cressy (WR 65)
Tournament Previous Best N/A N/A
1st Serve % 60 63.7
Service Games Won % 75.8 88.3
Break Points Saved % 51.8 71.1
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 47.7 41.7
Break Points Converted % 47.1 42.6

As expected the American has the more effective serving stats while Evans has been more effective on break points heading into this match.

 

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Playing styles and prediction

Cressy’s serve and volleying game made its breakthrough at the start of the year in Australia where he reached the final of the Melbourne Summer Set, losing to Rafael Nadal. Since then the American has struggled for form losing seven main draw matches in a row. Clay is the American’s weakest surface and will be hoping to get onto the grass courts of Wimbledon very soon.

Evans will look to return effectively and anticipate Cressy’s move to the net quickly and outsmart the American. This is the perfect match for Evans to build confidence in his groundstrokes and also in his defensive skills from the back of the court. A loss here would surely mean that the Brit should lower his expectations for Roland Garros to the lowest possible form.

Prediction: Evans in straight sets.

 

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