Denis Shapovalov returns to action after his disappointing 2nd round loss against R. Carballes Baena at the French Open. He has had good runs at a few tournaments in the past 2 months reaching the semifinals of the Italian Open 2020. Seeded 2nd at the Petersburg Open, he will face the big serving Sam Querrey in Round 1 who is yet to win a match in the past 2 months.
- Fixture: Denis Shapovalov vs Sam Querrey
- Tournament: ATP Petersburg Open 2020
- Round: 1st Round
- Venue: Petersburg, Russia
- Category: ATP 500 tournament
- Surface: Indoor Hard-court
- Prize money: Approx.203,409 dollars
Denis Shapovalov vs Sam Querrey: Match Preview
After reaching the last 8 at the US Open 2020 and semifinals at the Italian Open, Shapovalov suffered a shock defeat to R. Carballes Baena in the 2nd round of the French Open 2020. He will be looking to behind his disappointment and perform well at Petersburg to get his season back on track. The Canadian is a good player on hardcourts and he is expected to do well in Petersburg.
Sam Querrey, the big serving American has failed to win a single match on tour since the past 2 months. He suffered a heartbreaking loss to Andrey Rublev in 5 sets at the French Open in Round 1. He also lost in 1st rounds at the US Open and the Italian Open.
Denis Shapovalov vs Sam Querrey: Head-to-Head
The duo gave faced just once in the past at 2018 Miami Masters where Shapovalov won in 3 sets and leads the head-to-head record 1-0.
Denis Shapovalov vs Sam Querrey: Match Prediction
Denis Shapovalov, 2nd seed at Petersburg Open is one of the favourites to claim the title. Given his prowess on hard court, it will take a special effort by the American, Sam Querrey to cause problems to the Canadian. The 2nd seed is expected to win comfortably and progress into the next round. However, if Querrey can play good return games he can take the game to Shapovalov, given his huge serve.
Match Prediction: Denis Shapovalov to defeat Sam Querrey in straight sets.