World No. 50 Lloyd Harris will take on World No. 67 Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals of the Citi Open on August 6, 2021.
Lloyd Harris vs Kei Nishikori: Match Details
- Tournament: Citi Open 2021
- Match: Lloyd Harris vs Kei Nishikori
- Round: Quarter Final
- Date: August 6, 2021
- Venue: Washington, USA
- Surface: Hard Court
- Prize Money: $91,500
Lloyd Harris vs Kei Nishikori: Preview
Harris comes into this match brimming with confidence after stunning World No.3 Rafael Nadal in the previous round in three sets. He also beat Tennys Sandgren in the opening round, after the American retired in the middle of the second set. Although the South African didn’t enjoy a great time on the grass and clay courts, he would be pretty happy with his hard court performance till now in 2021. It is not to be forgotten that Harris made a resounding statement by reaching the finals of Dubai, earlier in the year. In the process, the 24-yearr-old also beat big names Dominic Thiem and Denis Shapovalov.
On the other hand, the Japanese comes into this match after beating the inform player Cameron Norrie in three sets. Earlier in the tournament, he also beat the likes of Alexander Bublik and Sam Querrey. For the year, the Japanese has a 10-6 win/loss record on the hard courts thus far. Like his South African opponent, Nishikori too didn’t taste success on the grass and clay. However, the 31-year-old did make the quarterfinals of Tokyo last week. Earlier in the year too, he made the quarterfinals of Dubai and Rotterdam.
Lloyd Harris vs Kei Nishikori: Head to Head
These two met for the first time on the ATP tour earlier in the year in Dubai. It was the South African who came out on top in three sets.
Lloyd Harris vs Kei Nishikori: Prediction
Both players will come into this match, with adequate matches under their belt on the hard courts. Hence, this match has all the makings to go the distance, like it did in Dubai in March. If Harris can keep attacking Nishikori and keep him off balance, then the South African has every chance of making the semis of the Citi Open. On the other hand, the Japanese will be keen on playing a steady game from the baseline to wear down his opponent.
Match Prediction: Lloyd Harris should win in three sets.
Lloyd Harris vs Kei Nishikori: Live Streaming & Where to Watch
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