Dan Evans in the first round of the 2020 US Open, New York, USA
Dan Evans in the first round of the 2020 US Open, New York, USA | (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Murray River Open 2021 | Dan Evans [8] v Pedro Sousa | Preview & Prediction

  • Dan Evans [8] v Pedro Sousa
  • H2H: First Meeting
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Dan Evans will get his 2021 season started in the second round of the ATP Murray River Open, against Pedro Sousa.


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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Dan Evans [8] v Pedro Sousa H2H: First Meeting
ATP 250: Murray River Open R2 Melbourne, Australia
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Preview: Dan Evans [8] v Pedro Sousa | H2H: First Meeting

It has been a long wait for British No. 1 Dan Evans to finally get some match-time in the books. He was originally entered for Delray Beach at the start of the year, before deciding to get to Australia early and get quarantine done.

Pedro Sousa also opted to start his season Down Under, coming through his opening match in two competitive sets.


Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2020)

H2H: Dan Evans [8] (53) Pedro Sousa (67)
1st Serve % 60 62
Service Games Won % 80 68
Break Points Saved % 60 45
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 51 43
Break Points Converted % 41 38


Playing Styles

It is no surprise that Sousa is more beloved of the clay and despite https://www.medeor247dubai.com/en/lp/dental/med/inderal/ packing just a tiny bit more punch with his serve he really cannot match up at all to Evans, although they are both given to chuntering away at themselves.

Sousa can tend to be a little more error strewn but can strike the ball well off the ground when right in his strike zone, but anything else can be a tad unpredictable.



Evans really has the entire kitbag when it comes to this surface, experience and just general ability around the court, and it really comes down to how quickly he can shake off the rust.

Prediction: Evans in two sets.

Evans and Sousa are scheduled first on Court 12 at 10:30am (Tuesday 11:30pm GMT).


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