• Dan Evans [8] v Marcos Giron
  • H2H: First Meeting
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Dan Evans shook off some rust to get past Pedro Sousa and faces Marcos Giron in the third round of the Murray River Open.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Dan Evans [8] v Marcos Giron H2H: First Meeting
ATP 250: Murray River Open R3 Melbourne, Australia
Hard (O) Prize Money: $5,500
First on 1573 Arena

11am (Midnight GMT)

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Preview: Dan Evans [8] v Marcos Giron | H2H: First Meeting

It was a rusty Dan Evans who finally took to the court after a few frantic days of tennis all over Melbourne Park. Although he was playing a predominantly clay court player, early exchanges saw him having to deflect break points in the first game before going a break down. Evans regrouped to take the first set, but still had to put up with some sterling resistance in the second set by Pedro Sousa, before closing out the win.

His draw opens up a bit with Marcos Giron having removed the seeded Adrian Mannarino who was set to be Evans’ third round foe.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2020)

H2H: Dan Evans [8] (53) Marcos Giron (73)
1st Serve % 60 62
Service Games Won % 80 75
Break Points Saved % 60 61
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 51 51
Break Points Converted % 41 36

 

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Playing Styles

A solid baseliner, Giron joked that he is called ‘the ball machine’ so Evans can expect a lot to come back, with interest. Going off last year’s hard-court figures they are fairly evenly matched, and Giron is sold off both wings from the back of the court.

Evans will need to look to exploit his tendency to be a little defensive, and will probably try and pull him in, although Giron can finish off his points nicely at the net, even if that is not his most natural instinct.

 

Prediction

Probably the most important thing for Evans is to feel that he has shaken off the rust a little bit and is ready for a first-time encounter.

Prediction: Evans in straight sets.

Evans and Giron are scheduled first on 1573 Arena at 11am (Midnight GMT).

 

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