Jack Draper in the third round of the 2023 US Open
Jack Draper in the third round of the 2023 US Open | (Photo by Frey/TPN/Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Sofia 2023 | Draper looks for Davis Cup momentum against Marterer

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Jack Draper v Maximilian Marterer
  • H2H: First Meeting
SOFIA, BULGARIA – Jack Draper is looking to gain some momentum ahead of the Davis Cup when he takes on Maximilian Marterer in his opening match in Sofia.


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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Jack Draper v Maximilian Marterer H2H: First Meeting
ATP Sofia 2023 Sofia, Bulgaria
Indoor Hard Prize Money: €6,035
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Jack Draper has the momentum heading into the Davis Cup after winning the Bergamo Challenger and will now look to continue his form in his second ATP tour event since the US Open as he takes on Maximilian Marterer in Sofia.


Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2023)

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H2H: Jack Draper (WR 91) Maximilian Marterer (WR 105)
Tournament Previous Best N/A Quarter-Final (2018)
1st Serve % 59.7 62.2
Service Games Won % 85.1 85.6
Break Points Saved % 69.9 66.3
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 53.1 49.6
Break Points Converted % 44.9 39

Draper will look to keep being aggressive on return as he takes on the effective serving of Marterer.



Playing Styles and Prediction

Marterer enters Sofia in good form having reached the semi-finals in Antwerp before reaching the final at the Ismaning Challenger. The German has a big game from the baseline and will now look to progress further inside the world’s top 100 as he looks to continue his recent run of results.

Draper will look to continue to be aggressive and proactive on return while being dominant and consistent on serve. Meanwhile Marterer will look to use depth to neutralise Draper’s power as the German looks to be as aggressive as possible. This will be a match that will be determined by whoever can get the first strike of attack in and who can dominate on serve more consistently. This will be a good test for Draper but one he should just about win given his current level of confidence.

Prediction: Draper in three sets.



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