Los Cabos 2021: John Isner Vs Evgeny Donskoy Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Mifel Open

Big-serving American world number 39 John Isner faces off against unseeded Evgeny Donskoy in the Round of 16 of the Mifel Open on 22nd July.

Isner vs Donskoy
World number 39 looks to get into the top 20 by winning consistently

American world number 39 John Isner takes on world number 157 Evgeny Donskoy for a place in the quarter finals of the ATP Los Cabos Open on 22nd July.

John Isner Vs Evgeny Donskoy: Match Details

TournamentATP Mifel Open 2021
MatchJohn Isner Vs Evgeny Donskoy
RoundSecond Round
Date22nd July 2021
Prize Money$7,730
VenueLos Cabos, Mexico
SurfaceHard Court

John Isner vs Evgeny Donskoy: Preview

John Isner
John had a difficult Wimbledon, getting knocked out in the first round

“I think this summer is a good chance for me to prove myself, because my ranking has dropped a little bit. That’s because I haven’t played much, in my opinion,” Isner said in a pre-tournament press conference. “So I think I need to try to prove myself, that I can get back to the level that I’ve been at for the past decade, which has been a very consistent Top 20 player. I’m looking forward to getting back to that level, and I believe I can do it. “

Isner is contesting both the doubles and singles after only playing 7 tournaments this year. He is number 2 seed for the tournament and is expected to reach the final in a field consisting of many Americans including 2017 Champion Sam Querrey.

Russian international Donskoy comes into the clash having blown away Jason Jung in straight sets 6-1,6-4. The Russian, who made the quarterfinal at Nottingham Challenger, has since then lost four matches in a row.

John Isner vs Evgeny Donskoy: Head to Head

Evgeny Donskoy
Unseeded Russian Evgeny has lost 4 matches in a row

John and Evgeny have faced each other twice and the head-to-head stands at 1-1, with both their meetings taking place long ago in 2013

John Isner vs Evgeny Donskoy: Prediction

John Isner
Number 2 seed John Isner is expected to win this game and eventually reach the final

The American goes into the match as clear favourite, having been seeded number 2 for the tournament. On the other hand, Evgeny hasn’t quite won a single main draw match at the highest ATP level this season.

Prediction: John Isner to win in straight sets.

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