By Ros Satar

  • Dan Evans v Philipp Kohlschreiber | H2H tied at 1-1
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – Dan Evans is back in tour action after his early exit from the Australian Open.

 

-Latest player gear | Pro:Direct Tennis Shop-

Buy the latest gear from the top players from the Pro:Direct Tennis Shop and check out their 80% off sale on selected tennis equipment now on

CLICK TO BUY FROM PRO DIRECT TENNIS via Britwatch Sports

 

Dan Evans v Philipp Kohlschreiber | H2H tied at 1-1

After a busy start to the New Year, British No. 1 Dan Evans is back in tour action as he makes his debut at ATP Rotterdam. First up for him is Philipp Kohlschreiber – tour stalwart and a one-time semi-finalist at this event.

Embed from Getty Images

Evans seemed to be more at ease at the ATP Cup with the mantle of British No. 1 than perhaps he did at the Davis Cup Finals, and it looked like he was turning all sorts of corners as he won his first five-setter at a Slam, but the busy start to 2020 left him flat in a second round he was expected to win.

Kohlschreiber has fallen a fair way from his previous career high of No. 16 in the world, and the start of his year has been stilted after he provided a walkover at the Australian Open with an abdominal strain.

The German baseliner hits with a lot of topspin and has a more solid backhand than perhaps his forehand and likes to play an aggressive return game. He can be a little weak with a functional serve, rather than one that consistently wins him free points. He has been a regular visitor to this tournament and will be comfortable with the surroundings.

For Evans, his variety and movement are much improved, and he has started to prove he can mix it in the higher rankings, although he is still prone to getting himself distracted when things are not necessarily going his way.

Their past encounters have always been three setters, so expect this to be a longer battle.

Prediction: Evans in three sets.

 

-Viagogo Tennis Tickets-

Search Viagogo for tennis tickets for upcoming tournaments

CLICK TO BUY TENNIS TICKETS FROM VIAGOGO via Britwatch Sports



 

How to Watch/Follow the ATP Tour

Live Stream Amazon Prime Video <– Sign up for trial

Tennis TV (Subscription Required)

Live Scores Tennis Live Scores on Britwatch Sports

 

-Connected Clubs-

Shop at Connected Clubs for a vast range in tennis equipment and training aids to help improve your tennis.

CLICK TO BUY TENNIS EQUIPMENT FROM CONNECTED CLUBS via Britwatch Sports

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.