World number 81 Steve Johnson will be up against World number 86 Ricardas Berankis in the round of 16 of the Washington 2021 on August 5th, 2021.
Match Details: Steve Johnson vs Ricardas Berankis
- Tournament: ATP Citi Open 2021
- Match: Steve Johnson vs Ricardas Berankis
- Round: Round of 16
- Date: August 5th, 2021
- Prize Money: $24,400
- Venue: Washington DC, USA
- Surface: Hard Court
Steve Johnson vs Ricardas Berankis: Preview
Steve Johnson has won 4 ATP tour titles and had his best year on the tour in 2016 when he reached a career-high ranking of 21 and became an Olympic Bronze Medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Johnson has had a great so far in Washington. In the round of 64, he served an astonishing 11 aces and converted 2 of his 3 break points to take the win over Ramkumar Ramanathan in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (7-0).
In the round of 32, Johnson stunned world number 18 and number 3 seed at Washington, Alex de Minaur. Johnson lost the first set in the tiebreak, however, came back much stronger in the next two sets to take the win, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-2.
Ricardas Berankis turned pro in 2007 and broke into the top 50 in 2016 but is still yet to win a title on the ATP Tour. Berankis has got off to a great start at Washington, winning both his matches in straight sets. In the round of 64, Berankis got the better of America, Mitchell Krueger, by breaking him twice to take the win, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.
In the round of 32, Berankis outlasted number 15 seed, Miomir Kecmanovic. Berankis had an astonishing 19 opportunities to break Kecmanovic however, was only able to convert 4. It was still enough to take the victory, 6-3, 6-2.
Steve Johnson vs Ricardas Berankis: Head to Head
This will be the 3rd meeting between the duo who last met at the 2020 US Open where Berankis took the win in four sets, 7-5, 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (7-1). Berankis currently leads their head to head tie 2-0.
Steve Johnson vs Ricardas Berankis: Prediction
Both players have not had their best year on tour, with Johnson’s win-loss record being 6-8 across all surfaces and 3-4 on hard court. Whereas, Berankis has a win-loss record of 8-12 and 4-4 on hard court.
Johnson might not be in the best form physically after playing a tiresome 3 set match against Alex de Minaur, however, he will be very confident coming into this match knowing he beat the number 3 seed. Berankis will also come into this match very confident, leading the head to head tie 2-0 and winning both the matches on hard court.
Match Prediction: Berankis to win in three sets.
Steve Johnson vs Ricardas Berankis: Live Streaming and Where to Watch
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- Melbourne: 4:00 am (August 6th)
- Brazil: 3:00 pm
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