Dan Evans and Frances Tiafoe will meet in the second round of the ATP Miami Open, 2021. Evans has a slight upper hand while coming into the 2nd round of the tournament.
- Date: 26th March 2021
- Tournament: Miami Open
- Fixture: Dan Evans vs Frances Tiafoe
- Round: Second Round
- Venue: Miami, USA
- Category: ATP 1000
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
- Prize Money: $26,000
Dan Evans vs Frances Tiafoe: Preview
World no. 29 and 19th seed Dan Evans received a bye to the second round here in Miami after success on tour already this season as he won his first ATP title at the Murray River Open earlier this year.
Since then, however, it’s been bit of a slippery slope for Evans. It started with the Australian Open where he would have backed him to get past fellow Brit Cameron Norrie but fell in a four-setter to him.
At the Doha, he got past Jeremy Chardy in three sets and then had his chances against the returning Roger Federer in the second round only to give it away in a tough three-setter. And when at the Dubai the following week, Evans fell to a three-set loss at the hands of Aslan Karatsev.
His opponent, Frances Tiafoe was down a set and 2-0 in the second set against the world number 70, Stefano Travaglia, but managed to pull his socks back to win the match 5-7,6-4,6-2.
The American also took a set from World no.1 Novak Djokovic in the second round at Australian Open 2021.
Dan Evans vs Frances Tiafoe: Head-to-Head
This will be the fourth meeting between the duo. The H2H stands 2-1 in favor of the Briton. They last met at Antwerp last year where Evans won in straight sets.
Dan Evans vs Frances Tiafoe: Prediction
This looks set to be a fascinating encounter that will likely require a third set before a winner is found. Both the players like to play aggressive brand of tennis.
Tiafoe will trust his big forehand and court speed but may fall short given Evans’ current form. Expect Evans to win the match and cruise into the Round of 32.
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