Dan Evans in the first round at Roland Garros 2022, Paris, France
Dan Evans in the first round at Roland Garros 2022, Paris, France | (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Tennis | US Open 2022 | Evans searches for another successful US Open, takes on Vesely in opener

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Dan Evans [20] v Jiri Vesely
  • H2H: Vesely leads 1-0
NEW YORK, USA – Dan Evans looks for another successful US Open campaign in New York as he takes on Jiri Vesely in his opening match.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Dan Evans [20] v Jiri Vesely H2H: Vesely leads 1-0
US Open 2022 New York, USA
Hard (O) Prize Money: $80,000
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Dan Evans searches for another successful US Open after a good hard court season so far and first for the 20th seed is Jiri Vesely.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2022)

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H2H: Dan Evans (WR 22) Jiri Vesely (WR 68)
Tournament Previous Best R4 (2021) R3 (2015)
1st Serve % 61.3 63.6
Service Games Won % 74.3 85.4
Break Points Saved % 55.5 67.6
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 51.2 46.8
Break Points Converted % 42.9 27.3

Vesely is by far the dominant server but Evans will be encouraged by his break point conversion rate heading into this match.

 

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Playing styles and prediction

Since beating Novak Djokovic and Denis Shapovalov in Dubai, Vesely has been disappointing throughout the season and lacked consistency in his results. The Czech Republican will now look to end his season on a high by producing a deep run in New York.

Evans will look to continue to be aggressive and work the angles, using his slice as well as testing the baseline game of Vesely. While Vesely will look to come into the net as much as possible and use his lefty serve to good effect. On his day Vesely can be a real problem on the tour and will look to implement his style in an attack-minded manner. However the Brit’s form and self-belief should edge him through this match as his good form in New York is expected to continue.

Prediction: Evans in four sets.

 

 

 

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