ATP Washington 2021: Jack Sock vs Yoshihito Nishioka Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

In the first round of the ATP Washington 2021, Jack Sock and Yoshihito Nishioka will be clashing as both look to make a good start to the Hardcourt season.

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World number 192 Jack Sock faces off against world number 56 Yoshihito Nishioka in the first round

Washington plays host to the first-round clash between world number 192 Jack Sock and current world number 56 Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan.

Jack Sock vs Yoshihito Nishioka: Match Details

TournamentATP Citi Open 2021
MatchJack Sock vs Yoshihito Nishioka
RoundFirst Round
Date2nd August 2021
Prize Money$7,520
VenueWashington DC, U.S.A
SurfaceHard Court

Jack Sock vs Yoshihito Nishioka: Preview

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Yoshihito Nishioka has already lost to Sock and that too very recently

Nishioka comes to Washington from the Olympics where deprived of the home support he would normally have expected, he suffered a first-round defeat at the hands of Karen Khachanov, the Russian who went on to reach the final. He has not been beyond the third round of any tournament he has entered in 2021 and has only got to that stage on three occasions – most recently in Parma in May.

In their last meeting, Jack eased to victory in straight sets against Yoshihito Nishioka, 6-2, 6-3 in an hour and eight minutes to advance to the quarters of the only ATP tournament the American has played this year, having entered Newport via a wildcard after having dropped outside the top-200. He eventually lost to Kevin Anderson in 3 sets.

Jack Sock vs Yoshihito Nishioka: Head to Head

Jack Sock will be playing at the ATP Washington 2021
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The pair have met 4 times already in their career and this will be their 5th meeting. They met very recently only a fortnight ago at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in which the American prevailed in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. In their head to head, Jack leads 3-1

Jack Sock vs Yoshihito Nishioka: Prediction

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Yoshihito Nishioka has a much higher world rank

Nishioka holds a much better ranking than Sock but Sock has been better off in events, reaching the Hall of Fame Open quarter-finals too, after having won a Challenger title in June too. Expect the match to be a close one with no clear favourite in place

Prediction: A 3 set win for Jack

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