2019 Eastbourne International – Steve Johnson vs Hubert Hurkacz Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Steve Johnson vs Hubert Hurkacz taking place? Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club

When is Steve Johnson vs Hubert Hurkacz on and what time does it start? Wednesday 26th June, 2019 – TBC

What is the expected weather for Steve Johnson vs Hubert Hurkacz? Cloudy & 22C

What channel is Steve Johnson vs Hubert Hurkacz on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Steve Johnson vs Hubert Hurkacz? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Steve Johnson vs Hubert Hurkacz? https://www.lta.org.uk/major-tennis-events/british-major-events/nature-valley-international/tickets-2019/

THE LOWDOWN

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STEVE JOHNSON

  • Steve Johnson is currently ranked 69th in the world and two of the American’s four titles came on grass courts which includes the 2016 Nottingham Open.
  • Johnson advanced from the first round at Eastbourne with a 7-6, 6-3 victory over reigning New York Open champion Reilly Opelka in one hour and 21 minutes.
  • The 29-year old right-hander reached the round of 16 at the Halle Open where he was beaten by Alexander Zverev in two sets.

HUBERT HURKACZ

  • Hubert Hurkacz produced an upset in the first round at Eastbourne with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over seventh seed Marco Cecchinato in just over an hour.
  • The 22-year-old Pole lost in the first round of last week’s Halle Open as he was beaten in two sets by Portuguese qualifier Joao Sousa.
  • Hurkacz has a 12-13 record this season and the current 52nd ranked player in the world reached a career high ranking of 41st in May this year.

THE PREDICTION

Johnson and Hurkacz both share Craig Boyton as their coach and they will face each other for the first time in the second round at Eastbourne. The Polish 22-year-old is ranked 17 places higher than Johnson in the world currently but the American has performed marginally better on grass this season so expect Johnson to just edge this close contest against Hurkacz.