On Monday evening, after 11.15 pm, the match from the inaugural round of the US Open 2020, between the American Ulises Blanch (241 ATP) and the Chilean Christian Garin (18 ATP) is scheduled to start.
The prediction proposed for this unique duel, aims at a balanced match, in which both tennis players will win at least one set each.
Ulises Blanch: Team form, news and statistics
Ulysses (22 years old) is another option of the organizers for granting a wildcard. He caught a pretty good lane in the draw, even if he hit a series lead, today’s opponent is not to be scared on hard outdoor.
Then in round 2 would come Kukushkin or Balazs, also accessible.
Blanch had a splendid period before the outbreak of the pandemic, with a first title in January and then a Challenger semifinal in Monterrey, where he defeated Troicki, Lorenzi or Andujar.
The American is 1.88 meters tall and has a pretty good service, he hits the ball faster and flatter than his opponent in Chile.
He is in his second appearance at the US Open, after the experience of 2018, when he was eliminated from the first round of qualifications by the Iberian Lopez Perez.
Christian Garin: Team form, news and statistics
Christian (24 years old) is slightly overrated at the moment, he is an excellent slag player, but on the hard drive he has a modest record – 39 victories and 34 defeats, since 2013.
In the current context, he was named number 13 seed, due to the multitude of top absences.
However, the Chilean has built his current ranking thanks to the ATP tournaments won on slag, in Houston and Munich in 2019, and this year in Cordoba and Rio de Janeiro.
In the first official post-lockdown match, he lost to Cincinnati with Aljaz Bedene, score 4-6 7-6 0-6, being very fluctuating in evolution.
He will participate in the US Open for the fourth time. In 2017 and 2018 he was eliminated from the qualifiers, and last year he defeated the American Eubanks (in 5 sets) on the main board, but he clearly lost in the second round against the Australian De Minaur.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Ulises Blanch vs Christian Garin
▪️The two players have never met before, in an official men’s singles match.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Ulises Blanch vs Christian Garin Pont
I bet on a more balanced match than the odds show, between Blanch and Garin.
Even if the difference in the ATP ranking is huge, it should be mentioned that the South American is a high-performance player on slag, but who does not do well on hard surfaces.
Instead, Ulysses has the ability to put problems on the very fast Flushing Meadows hard drive.
Both players are tall, serve well and could go a long way together in this showdown, winning at least one set each.
Bet Tips: Both players win a set