The first round of an ATP US Open Grand Slam, USA (hard). This is definitely an exciting match between two very closely-ranked players, who both are good on playing on a hard surface. To have more insights on this ATP Joao Sousa vs Jordan Thompson match, please check out the preview below.

Joao Sousa

30 years old, currently 44th ranked player from Portugal is facing a 3 match losing streak at the moment. Sousa’s favorite ground is clay, but he’s had some decent results on the hard surface throughout the years as well. He’s a 52% win rate player on this ground and this is the match where he can try to improve his record. Sousa is an all-around player who tends to struggle against players who love to play at a slower pace, but tomorrow’s opponent should be a good match for Portuguese. Joao has only played 13 matches on hard this season and managed to win 6 of them. Even though stylistically Thompson might not be a bad matchup for Sousa, he will have to show his best tennis in order to move past the Australian.

Jordan Thompson

25 years old, currently 55th ranked Australian is known as a very good player on a hard surface but hasn’t shown good results on this specific ground so far this year. Thompson played 22 matches on hard this season and only managed to win 11 of them, while overall he’s got over 60% win rate on hard throughout his career. Jordan Thompson has a good first serve and is also creative on the offensive end as he can punish with strong winners and creating ability. Thompson also comes into this tournament on a 3 match losing streak and will definitely want to show himself once again at the highest stage.

Joao Sousa vs Jordan Thompson H2H

These players have played against each other twice. H2H is tied at 1-1.

 

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