In the 2022 San Diego Open’s second round, world number 25 Dan Evans will face 95th-ranked Taro Daniel.
Although Evans’ season has not been the finest, he has occasionally displayed the kind of dynamism you would expect from a player of his calibre. At the Canadian Masters last month, Evans demonstrated this by defeating Andrey Rublev, Taylor Fritz, and Tommy Paul in stunning fashion to go to the semifinals. That was also evident earlier this year when he won five straight matches at the ATP Cup and Sydney International before going on to triumph in a Challenger match in Nottingham. Between all of that, however, Evans found it difficult to advance very far in the important tournaments, like as losing the Wimbledon opening match and being eliminated in the third round of the US Open.
It was Daniel’s first main draw victory in nearly two months after a straight-set triumph over Emilio Nava. Daniel triumphed 6-4, 6-3 in one hour and 34 minutes to advance to this match against Evans, who he had recently defeated in the first round in Atlanta in July. The Japanese player led the opening set by a break but lost serve in the eighth game. He broke Nava to love before serving it out in the very next game. When Daniel defeated Nava in the seventh and ninth games of the second set to seal the victory, it became much simpler for him.
Dan Evans vs Taro Daniel Match Details
Tournament: US Open
Date: September 23, 2022
Venue: San Diego, California, United States
Round: Second round
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: $612,000
Dan Evans vs Taro Daniel Head-to-Head Record
This will be their first encounter so the head-to-head stays at 0-0.
Dan Evans vs Taro Daniel Prediction
Despite not being in the best of shape, Evans will still be the favourite to win this. Not only certain if it would be a straight-set triumph, but backing him for a win.
Prediction: Evans to win in 3
Dan Evans Last three performances
- US Open: Third round- l. Cilic 6-7(11), 7-6(3), 2-6, 5-7
- US Open: Second round- b. Duckworth 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
- US Open: First round- b. Vesely 6-4, 6-1, 6-1
Taro Daniel Last three performances
- San Diego Open: First round- b. Nava 6-4, 6-3
- US Open: First round- l. Gasquet 6-4, 6-7(1), 6-2, 6-2
- Winston Salem Open: First round- l. Griekspoor 7-6(3), 6-3
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV
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