Tomorrow we will have a very interesting match at the Delray Beach tournament, between Jared Donaldson – Denis Shapovalov.
Jared Donaldson is 57th ATP and the best position was 50 ATP in 2017. He is a right-handed player who hits backhand with both hands. He has not won any ATP titles in his career. Donaldson is going through a bad period because in the last 17 matches he has only four wins. In 2018 he won in the first round of the Brisbane tournament against Thompson score 2-0, but lost in round 2 (6-7 2-6) with Istomin. Sydney won in the first round with Gilles Simon, but lost in round 2 with Medvedev score 1-2. The Australian Open had no chance with Albert Ramos Vinolas and lost 0-3. Here at Delray Beach he won in the first round with Polansky (7-6 6-1).
Denis Shapovalov is 46th ATP, which is his best ranking. He is a left-handed player who hits backhand with both hands. The favorite surface is the grass and shot is overhead smash. Favorite Tournament is ATP Masters 1000 Canada. He has no ATP finals in his career. The year 2018 did not start very well because he lost in the first round in Brisbane with Edmund (7-6 6-7 4-6). At the Auckland tournament he lost in round 2 with Del Potro (2-6 4-6). At the Australian Open tournament he lost in round 3 against Jo Wilfried Tsonga (6-3 3-6 6-1 6-7 5-7). In that match with Tsonga, he had 5-2 with a break in front and lost 7-5, because he was not mentally strong and could not close the match, making many unfortunate errors. In the first match at the Delray Beach tournament, Shapovalov won (7-5 7-6) with Ivo Karlovic.
Jared Donaldson – Denis Shapovalov: Prediction
Surely we will have an interesting match because we meet two young players who want to perform. Denis Shapovalov has the first chance in this match because he is in good form and has more dangerous shots. Donaldson is not in a good form and I think the victory against Polansky has not helped him to come back.
Prediction: Denis Shapovalov to win, odds 1.57
Stake: 7 units