Ymer vs Millman: what to expect from the Australian player?
On August 4, Elias Ymer goes against John Millman in the second round of the tournament in Washington. How will this match end? Look out for our answers in the prediction below.
The 25-year-old tennis player has never managed to get into the top 100 of the ATP rating. At one point, Elias was just a step away from it, taking 105th place. But Ymer's progress stalled. Moreover, he even dropped to the 168th line.
The Swedish tennis player started his campaign in Washington with qualifying matches, where he defeated Bjorn Fratangelo (6-3, 6-3) and Jeffrey Wolf (7-6, 7-6). In the first round of the main draw, Ymer eliminated Jordan Thompson (3-6, 7-5, 6-3).
Millman hasn't had a consistent record this season. His best achievement is the quarterfinals in Munich. At other tournaments, he was eliminated in the first or second round.
The Olympic Games in Tokyo were no exception. He passed the first round of the tournament, beating Lorenzo Musetti (6-3, 6-4). But already in the next round, John lost to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (4-6, 7-6, 3-6).
No more than nine games were played in the first set in 3 of Millman's last 4 matches.
In 4 of Ymer's last 6 matches, no more than nine games were played in the second set.
Millman has not been particularly impressive in recent matches, but he can cope with Ymer. The Australian has much better experience and technique. In addition, hard is his preferred surface.
Ymer mainly performs on clay, so we doubt his ability to perform well on hard.
Our prediction - John Millman to win.
Most of the last head-to-head matches ended in two sets. We expect that this match will go according to a similar scenario. Ymer does not have a power serve, so it will be hard for him to last long against Millman.
Second prediction - total under 22.5 games.