De Minaur vs Brooksby: prediction for the Atlanta Open match
Alex de Minaur
This is the first final for Alex De Minaur in 2022. So far, the Australian player has been very inconsistent, and he even dropped to 30th place in the ATP rating. De Minaur's way to the final was difficult. While he had no problems against James Duckworth, his matches against Adrian Mannarino and Ilya Ivashka were very close. He beat both opponents in three sets to reach the final.
Jenson Brooksby has been doing well on the US courts. Earlier this season he was the runner-up at the Dallas Open and reached the last 16 at the Masters in Indian Wells and Miami. Brooksby surrended only one set in his Atlanta Open campaign, in the quarterfinal match against John Isner. Benoit Paire, Mackenzie McDonald, and Frances Tiafoe were all defeated in straight sets.
Three sets were played in 4 of De Minaur's last 6 matches.
In 5 of Brooksby's last 6 matches, no more than 9 games were played in first sets.
Brooksby is having a great tournament, but we don't think he will beat De Minaur easily. The Australian player never gives in and will fight till the end. This should be a close one. Take the over.
Our prediction — total over 22 games
Overall, Brooksby has been delivering a more confident performance at this tournament. With the support of home crowd, he should be able to defeat De Minaur.
Second prediction — Brooksby to win