Day 3 of the Dallas Open features six main draw matches. The first round wraps up with two matches before four second round matches end the day. Six of the twelve singles players in action are Americans playing on their home soil. We here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for every match on the slate, including Adrian Mannarino vs Steve Johnson, featured in a separate article. But who will advance?
ATP Dallas Day Three Predictions
Liam Broady vs Marcos Giron
Head-to-head: First meeting
Liam Broady and Marcos Giron cruised in their respective first round matches, setting up their first meeting on tour here in Dallas. Broady worked his way through two qualifying rounds and is 7-2 in all competitions this season. Giron is looking for a bounce back tournament in Dallas after losing in the first round in all three Australian tournaments. Both Broady and Giron move well around the court and supply powerful forehands that they will be looking to set up. I think this one will be close, but I will continue to ride the hot play of the Brit.
Prediction: Broady in 3
Kevin Anderson vs John Isner
Head-to-head: Anderson 4-8 Isner
Kevin Anderson and John Isner are essentially looking in a mirror when they play each other. Anderson is 35, 6’8″ tall, and one of the best servers on tour. Isner is 36, 6’10” tall, and arguably the best server on tour. Anderson defeated another hard-serving American, Sam Querrey, 6-4 6-4 in round one. John Isner, on the other hand, is just 1-7 in his last eight matches dating back to last season. Isner may not be in top form, but he is certainly the better player. There will be a lot of short points in this one, but when the rally does extend, I expect Isner to have the upper hand.
Prediction: Isner in 2
Taylor Fritz vs Jack Sock
Head-to-head: Fritz 2-2 Sock
Top ranked American Taylor Fritz takes on countrymen and former top ranked American Jack Sock. Fritz reached the second week in a major for the first time at the 2022 Australian Open. He has a real shot at adding a second tournament victory to his trophy case this week. Jack Sock may never again find his 2015-2017 form, but he has been playing better tennis as of late. He handled Oscar Otte 6-4 6-4 in round one. These two have not played since 2018, but Fritz has won their last two meetings. Expect to see a lot of fireworks in this one as both Americans have a rocket of a forehand. With that being said, the 24-year-old Fritz should be able to handle his compatriot.
Prediction: Fritz in 2
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