The first round of the main table in Antwerp proposes a series of interesting matches, including the one between the American Frances Tiafoe and the German Yannick Maden. The match will be further detailed, to be concluded with the related tip.
Frances Tiafoe: Player form, news and statistics
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Frances Tiafoe (53 ATP) had a brilliant start to the year, with the participation in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, where she met the Spanish Rafael Nadal. It was then 6-3 6-4 6-2 for the Iberian, but the American made probably the best tournament of his career so far, eliminating in turn Gunneswaran, Anderson, Seppi and last but not least, Dimitrov.
Then followed for Tiafoe a new quarter-finals in a major competition, namely in Miami. At the second Masters Series tournament of the year, Frances eliminated Kecmanovic, Ferrer and Goffin, to eventually give up against Denis Shapovalov 7-6 4-6 2-6. The slag season began and everything went wrong for the American, who was unable to keep up with the performance and lost many matches, tying at most two wins per tournament.
The comeback on the hard drive was not as expected by the American fans, who only managed to tie at most two wins at tournaments in this second half of the hard season. Tiafoe was eliminated in the first round in Atlanta, in the second round in Washington, Cincinnati and US Open and in the third round in Winston-Salem. In the Asian Tour, Frances gave in the first round to Beijing 6-3 6-2 against Alexander Zverev and to Tokyo 6-4 6-2 in the company of Denis Shapovalov, also in the opening round.
Yannick Maden: Player form, news and statistics
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Yannick Maden (118 ATP) is a German player with old status, already in the circuit. He turns 30 in October of this year and has earned $ 400,000 in prize money so far, with Yannick being an average player of 1.85, who loves trading from the bottom of the field.
Maden had a few weeks of excellent playing on the hard, in which he managed quite a lot of victories, which is quite right, for players who are lower ranked than today’s opponent. One of his best matches of this period was the one played against Basilashvili in the finals of the Metz. The German had two set balls in the tiebreak of the second set and could push the game decisively, but the Georgian came back and qualified in the quarterfinals.
Earlier this month, Maden played a Challenger tournament in Kazakhstan where he managed a route to the last act. There he was defeated by the somewhat surprising Marchenko, 6-4 4-6 3-6. In Antwerp, the German team has already gone through two qualifying rounds, defeating Caruso and Gombos.
🎾Direct match statistics Frances Tiafoe vs Yannick Maden
▪️It is the first straight match between the two in the ATP circuit.
🎾What is the shape of the players in the last 5 matches?
- Frances Tiafoe
- Last result: 0-2 vs Denis Shapovalov (Shanghai – hard)
- Shape: L L L W L
▫️American Frances Tiafoe, 21, 51st in the ATP standings, is present for the third time in her career on the main panel of the European Open, the ATP 250 tournament organized in Antwerp, where she was eliminated from the first round of the previous edition, after 4-6 and 6-7 in front of Spaniard Feliciano Lopez.
▫️Tiafoe returns to Antwerp after three consecutive defeats, in the second round of the US Open, 2-3 in sets against German Alexander Zverev, 6th place ATP, in the opening round of the China Open, in ▫️Beijing, in front of the same German tennis player and in Canadian company Denis Shapovalov, in the first round of the Shanghai Masters.
- Yannick Maden
- Last result: 1-2 vs Norbert Gombos (Antwerp – hard)
- Shape: W W L W W
▫️In turn, German Yannick Maden, 121st in the ATP hierarchy, returns to the main table of the European Open after a two-year absence.
▫️Then, the tennis player born in Stuttgart, in 1989, lost 3-6 and 2-6 against the Frenchman Gilles Simon, in the first round of the competition.
▫️Coming from qualifications, Maden passed in the minimum of sets, score 6-2, 6-4 of the world number 95, Salvatore Caruso of Italy, in the first round of this phase, then, in the second, he prevailed with 6 -1, 3-6 and 6-4 against Slovakian Norbert Gombos.
🎾News, analysis, statistics and progress about the 2 players.
▪️Rank 29 ATP represents the best ranking of American tennis in the hierarchy.
▪️So far, it has not passed the sixteenth round of the European Open.
▪️Has only one ATP trophy, won at Delray Beach, United States, one year ago.
▪️71% is the percentage of points earned by Tiafoe on the first service.
▪️He lost 17 of the 30 matches played on the hard surface in 2019.
▪️He is present on the main painting in Antwerp for the second time in his career.
▪️To date, he has not won any ATP or Challenger trophies.
▪️59% is the percentage of break balls saved by the German during the 62 games played this year, on all surfaces.
▪️He won 30 of the 44 matches played on hard, in 2019.
▪️51% is the percentage of points earned by Maden on the second service.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Frances Tiafoe vs Yannick Maden
Frances Tiafoe will have a rather difficult match today with German Yannick Maden, but I think the American’s thirst for victory and some quantified value difference in the ATP standings can make the difference in Tiafoe’s favor. He is capable of playing an extremely effective aggressive game and will certainly seek to achieve an essential success for his morale.
Prediction Today:Frances Tiafoe wins the match