Dan Evans in the second round of the 2023 US Open
Dan Evans in the second round of the 2023 US Open | (Photo by Frey/TPN/Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Vienna 2023 | Evans looks to rediscover form and confidence against Tiafoe

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Dan Evans v Frances Tiafoe [7]
  • H2H: Tiafoe leads 4-3
VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Dan Evans looks to rediscover his form and confidence after an early exit in Stockholm as he takes on Frances Tiafoe in Vienna.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Dan Evans [8] v Frances Tiafoe [7] H2H: Tiafoe leads 4-3
ATP Vienna 2023 Vienna, Austria
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Dan Evans will look to regain some momentum heading into the final two tournaments of the season as he takes on Frances Tiafoe for the eighth time in his career.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2023)

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H2H: Dan Evans (WR 34) Frances Tiafoe (WR 14)
Tournament Previous Best Semi-Final (2020) Final (2021)
1st Serve % 59 59.5
Service Games Won % 78.1 85.4
Break Points Saved % 62.2 63.5
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 48.4 50.6
Break Points Converted % 37.6 37.7

Evans will look to maintain consistent aggression on serve in a match that is between two players who are efficient on return.

 

 

Playing styles and prediction

Since reaching the US Open quarter-finals, Tiafoe has lost four of his five matches since the last Grand Slam event with his only win taking place at Laver Cup. Now with end of the season approaching Tiafoe is looking for some positives to take into 2024 and will hope the indoor hard court season will be the perfect opportunity to do that.

Evans will look to use his variety to set up short balls from Tiafoe as he looks to finish points off quickly by using his backhand. Meanwhile Tiafoe will look to serve consistently and aggressively in order to put Evans under pressure on return as he looks to force errors from the Brit. This should be a tight contest but Evans’ craft and variety should see him edge through.

Prediction: Evans in three sets.

 

 

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