John Isner, second seed at the ATP Delray Beach Open 2021 will face his American counterpart, Sebastian Korda in the quarterfinal clash. Isner is ranked 25th in the ATP Rankings, whereas Korda is ranked 119th in the world, after he had a breakthrough year in 2020.
- Date: 9th January, 2021
- Tournament: ATP Delray Beach Open 2021
- Fixture: John Isner vs Sebastian Korda
- Venue: Delray Beach, Florida, United States
- Round: Round of 16 (Second round)
- Category: ATP 250
- Surface: Outdoor Hardcourt
- Prize money: $349,530
John Isner vs Sebastian Korda: Match Preview
John Isner returned to action for the first time at the Delray Beach Open after the French Open, last year where he lost in the second round. The tall American defeated Thiago Monteiro in the second round in straight sets to book a place in the quarterfinals. Isner received a bye in the first round, by virtue of being the second seed. The Amercian notched up 22 aces against Monteiro in their second round clash.
Sebastian Korda, who rose to fame after his fourth round run at the French Open, has had a strong start to his 2021 season. Korda defeated Kwon Soon-Woo in the first round of the Delray Beach Open in straight sets. Korda had to come back from a set down against his American counterpart, Tommy Paul in the second round to book his quarterfinal berth.
John Isner vs Sebastian Korda: Head-to-Head
The duo have met just once in the past, at the French Open 2020. Surprisingly, it was Sebastian Korda who emerged as the winner in their second round clash and leads their head to head record 1-0.
John Isner vs Sebastian Korda: Match Prediction
John Isner is the favorite to win the quarterfinal encounter between the two Americans. Isner’s serves on hard-court surfaces are difficult to return, given the extra bounce it generates from the court. Korda will have to play deep from baseline, while he receives Isner’s serves and eventually find his way towards the baseline as the rally progresses. The match is expected to be decided by a three set affair, with Korda just getting the edge over the tall American.
Match Prediction: Sebastian Korda to defeat John Isner in three sets.