Brooksby vs Isner: prediction for the ATP Atlanta match
After a comfortable first-round victory over Benoit Paire (6-3, 6-1), Jenson Brooksby confronted Mackenzie McDonald in the second-round match. Brooksby prevailed over his compatriot (6-3, 6-4) and advanced to the quarterfinals. Brooksby has eight wins against three losses on hard courts in 2022. His best result this season is reaching the final of the Dallas Open.
Defending champion John Isner needed three sets to overcome youngster Ben Shelton in the first match at the 2022 Atlanta Open (7-6, 4-6, 7-6). So far this season, Isner has not impressed on hard courts - he recorded only five wins and lost in seven matches. Isner showed his best result at the Dallas Open, where he reached the semifinals.
Brooksby played 1 tie-break in the last 5 matches.
In 3 of Isner's last 5 matches, more than 9 games were played in the first round.
The big serve didn't really help Isner in his match against Shelton, and it shouldn't be a very big problem for Brooksby, either. Brooksby can win if he manages to neutralize his opponent's serve with efficient returns. We suggest backing the young American.
Our prediction - Brooksby to win
Isner's matches are usually long. In his previous match against Shelton, the defending champion played three sets and two tie-breaks. We predict another close fight and suggest taking the over.
Second prediction - total over 23 games