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
|Tournament||ATP Mifel Open 2021|
|Match||John Isner Vs Evgeny Donskoy|
|Date||22nd July 2021|
|Venue||Los Cabos, Mexico|
John Isner vs Evgeny Donskoy: Preview
“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
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
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.