On Monday, August 31, not before 20.00, the match from round 1 of the US Open 2020 is scheduled, between the Italian Paolo Lorenzi (123 ATP) and the American Brandon Nakashima (220 ATP).
Despite the positions in the world ranking, the recommended prognosis is favorable for the weaker player, but with a better performance on outdoor hard.
Paolo Lorenzi: Team form, news and statistics
Paolo (38 years old) is a woodcutter by origins, with mixed results on outdoor hard. Lately he has played a lot on the fast surfaces, in Florida tournaments, but in the company of very low rated players.
He won most of those duels, but he also suffered totally surprising defeats at names like Kirkov, Geller, Draxl.
Lorenzi measures 1.83 meters in height and weighs about 78 kilograms. He hits the ball with a topspin, but he doesn’t have that explosion in shots, specific to aggressive hard players.
At the US Open he has 9 eliminations in round 1 or in qualifications, and another 6 longer courses.
Last year he lost in round 3 to the Swiss Wawrinka, from the position of lucky loser (after losing in the preliminary round 3 to the Czech Vesely).
Brandon Nakashima: Team form, news and statistics
Brandon (19 years old) is one of the most talented American tennis players of the new generation, with excellent results on hard.
He defeated his more experienced compatriots this season – Jack Sock, Tennys Sandgren, Sam Querrey, Ryan Harrison or Steve Johnson, plus other important names on the circuit such as Bernard Tomic, Jiri Vesely, Cameron Norrie.
Nakashima is 1.85 meters tall and weighs about 77 kilograms, a good physique for current tennis, with the potential to gain some muscle mass in the near future.
He participated in the US Open only once, in 2018, losing in the second round of qualifications, against the Frenchman Humbert.
He is now receiving a wildcard from Flushing Meadows organizers.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Paolo Lorenzi vs Brandon Nakashima
▪️It will be the first direct confrontation between the two athletes from different generations.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Paolo Lorenzi vs Brandon Nakashima
I bet with average confidence on a victory at least 2 sets difference, for the favorite of this match.
Nakashima specializes in hardcore, has superior athletic qualities to the 38-year-old veteran from Italy.
Of course, Paolo Lorenzi currently has a higher ranking, a huge experience, but he did not show a brilliant game after the lockdown, suffering some stinging failures in front of some athletes from outside the top 500 ATP.
Bet Tips: Nakashima -1.5 handicap sets
Brandon Nakashima is a good athlete, one of the potential host players who will want to prove something here.
Nakashima does not shy away from important scenes, he already has victories with good tennis players and this fast hard drive from here will suit him, as he generally plays at a good pace.
Paolo Lorenzi is at the end of his career, still 38 years old and coming out of the top 100 in the world.
This may be one of his last grand slams, he slowing down the competitive pace, coming after defeats with Blanch or Tabilo.
Bet Tips: Brandon Nakashima wins