Grigor Dimitrov (@2.8) vs Alex De Minaur (@1.44)
01-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Alex De Minaur will win

Grigor Dimitrov – Alex De Minaur Match Prediction | 01-09-2019 11:00

This is where I want to be, so I'll go out there and leave 100%. I'll take it as a big opportunity, as I did for this match. I will do all the same things. Nothing changes", said De Minaur.

De Minaur conquered a commanding position in the outset to break Nishikori in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. The Australian maintained his focus to break Nishikori in the 7th (5-2) game before winning the set (6-2). However, there was more work to do for De Minaur to win the set as Kei succeeded in breaking back in the 4th (1-3) game.

De Minaur conquered a commanding position in the outset to break Nishikori in the 1st game (1-0). Anyhow, that wasnt sufficient for the Australian to win the set as the Japanese found the way to break back in the 2nd (1-1) game. Alex kept his cool to break Kei in the 7th (4-3) and in the 9th (6-3) game.

Grigor Dimitrov vs Alex De Minaur (1 September 2019)

On the other side of the coin, Grigor Dimitrov has finally found some good form. During the win, Grigor Dimitrov impressed with his serving as he won 74% of his service points which allowed him to win 94% of his service games. Dimitrov enters this match having won his previous outing in straight sets. Dimitrov also received serve well as he won 25% of his return games.

The Aussie pumped his fists and leapt in the air as he lunged for a volley winner at 3-all. While Nishikori began to find his groove in third set, it was much of the same from De Minaur in the fourth. One point later, he converted the decisive break to love and moved past the finish line when a Nishikori forehand found the net.

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De Minaur gave Nishikori a taste of his own medicine to kick off Day 5 on Grandstand. Crushing the ball like never before in his young career, he consistently forced Nishikori out of his rhythm and made the Japanese play on his terms. A defensive demon, the Aussie refused to concede an inch from the baseline and attacked at will throughout the encounter.

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Fritz is coming off a finals appearance in Atlanta where he lost to Alex de Minaur but played great all week leading up to the final. where youd expect him to be this week. H2H- First MeetingIts a little surprising to see Taylor Fritz play Los Cabos instead of Washington, D.C.

That being said, I am going to pick Grigor Dimitrov to win this match. This should be a close match since Alex de Minaur and Grigor Dimitrov are both very evenly matched. Dimitrov has greater experience of playing in big matches and I see that being vital in this contest.

While the receiving was strong, Alex de Minaur struggled with his serving as he lost 29% of his service games. The receiving was very strong for Alex de Minaur as he won 48% of his receiving points which allowed him to break his opponents serve on 8 occasions. Alex de Minaur had a big win in the previous round as he defeated Kei Nishikori in 4 sets. During the win, Alex de Minaur impressed with his defensive play as he forced Nishikori to be impatient which result in the Japanese player making unforced errors.

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Theyve met six times on the Challenger tour, and once in Wimbledon qualifying, with Garin leading the H2H 5-2. Even though the official H2H says these two are playing for the first time, they arent strangers to each other. Garin had a great clay-court swing, but well see if he can replicate the same success on hard courts.

The Australian also enjoyed a first-round bye, opening his tournament with a convincing 6-4 6-4 win over Bradley Klahn on the USA. He then booked his place in the quarterfinals when his compatriot Bernard Tomic was forced to withdraw trailing 2-6 0-3. De Minaur then managed to cut the giant Reilly Opelka, who beat defending champion and top seed John Isner in the second round, down to size, prevailing 7-6 6-7 6-3 thanks to some excellent returning. De Minaur has been similarly impressive.