Jack Draper in the first round of the 2023 US Open, New York
Jack Draper in the first round of the 2023 US Open, New York | Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tennis | Australian Open 2024 | Draper looks to overcome Adelaide final heartbreak against Giron

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Jack Draper v Marcos Giron
  • H2H: First Meeting
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Jack Draper looks to overcome heartbreak in the Adelaide final as he takes on Marcos Giron in the opening round of the Australian Open.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Jack Draper v Marcos Giron   H2H: First Meeting  
Australian Open 2024 Melbourne, Australia    
Hard (O) Prize Money: $120,000
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It was heartbreak for Jack Draper in Adelaide as his wait for a maiden ATP title goes on after a three set defeat against Jiri Lehecka in the final. Now, with a short turnaround, Draper will look to bounce back at the Australian Open when he takes on Marcos Giron in the opening round.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2023)

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H2H: Jack Draper (WR 55) Marcos Giron (WR 66)
Tournament Previous Best R1 (2023) R1 (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
1st Serve % 60 62.2
Service Games Won % 86.1 81.4
Break Points Saved % 70.4 60
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 53.2 49.9
Break Points Converted % 46.2 36.5

Draper will look to continue his dominant efficiency on return as he takes on a consistent server like Giron.

 

 

Playing Styles and Prediction

Giron had an inconsistent 2023 season having achieved some big wins but ultimately didn’t provide the consistency over the year to see his ranking go in the right direction. Now the American will look to change that this year as he will look to grind out wins and aim for a place in the world’s top 50.

Draper will look to use a mix of depth and variety in order to keep the American guessing while also keeping his aggressive style of play from the baseline. Meanwhile Giron will look to win the war of attrition as he looks to extend the rallies and exhaust Draper with his relentless consistency on the backhand. This will be a tough test for Draper but as long as the Brit has enough energy left in the tank then he should win this match comfortably.

Prediction: Draper in straight sets.   

 

 

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