Isner vs Sock: who will win in this match?
On July 29, John Isner faces Jack Sock in the second round of the Atlanta Open. Who will be the winner of this match? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Isner hasn't been focused enough recently. At the current competition in Atlanta, John could have been eliminated after the first round. It took Isner three sets to defeat his 22-year-old compatriot Jeff Wolf (6-4, 6-7, 6-4). This is not good enough to stay in the tournament much longer, because any top tennis player can take advantage of John's lack of focus and easily defeat him.
Sock has shown good results in the last couple of months. At the start of the current tournament in Atlanta, Jack faced Richards Berankis and defeated him in three sets of a bitter struggle (6-7, 6-4, 7-5). Sock played great in crucial moments of the game. In total Jack won nine matches on hard this season, and lost three.
Sock has played 3 tie-breaks in the last 5 matches.
More than 9.5 games were played in the first set in 4 of Isner's last 5 matches.
Isner leads the head-to-head by a slight difference of one win (5-4). All of the matches between these two players were close, and for that reason, we propose to bet on total over 23 games. It is unlikely that only two sets will be played in this match.
Our prediction - total over 23 games.
Isner has lost his pace. After a great performance on clay, John still can't find his game on hard courts. We believe that in this situation Sock is able to outplay Isner and propose to play Jack's win with a handicap.
Our second wager - Sock to win with a handicap of (+3) games.