2019 US Open – Diego Schwartzman vs Egor Gerasimov Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Diego Schwartzman vs Egor Gerasimov on and what time does it start? Thursday 29th August, 2019 – not before 20:30 (UK)

Where is Diego Schwartzman vs Egor Gerasimov taking place? Flushing Meadows, New York

What is the expected weather for Diego Schwartzman vs Egor Gerasimov? Mostly sunny, 27c

What channel is Diego Schwartzman vs Egor Gerasimov on? The US Open will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Diego Schwartzman vs Egor Gerasimov? Amazon Prime have the rights to the US Open in the UK so it is worth checking their schedule for streaming times

Where can I get tickets for Diego Schwartzman vs Egor Gerasimov? https://www.usopen.org/en_US/tickets/ticket_plans.html

THE LOWDOWN

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DIEGO SCHWARTZMAN

  • Diego Schwartzman established himself at the US Open with a straight-sets first-round win over Robin Haase, handing the Dutchman a bagel in the final set following a second-set tie-break.
  • The Argentine world number 21 won his first title this year on a hard surface at the Los Cabos Open in Mexico, beating Taylor Fritz and Guido Pella in the process.
  • 27-year-old Schwartzman has pedigree at this tournament having reached the quarter-finals in 2017 and his exciting, unorthodox playstyle wins fans over to his side of the court.

EGOR GERASIMOV

  • Egor Gerasimov qualified for the main draw of the US Open by beating the likes of Lukas Rosol before a great straight-sets victory over young South African prospect Lloyd Harris in the first round.
  • The Belarusian is ranked 129 in the ATP world rankings and is near his career-high placing of 121st after a decent year on the Challenger circuit.
  • 26-year-old Gerasimov had never previously won a second round of qualifying match at a Grand Slam, let alone a main draw first round, before this US Open campaign.

THE PREDICTION

Diego Schwartzman will be glad of a kind draw so far at this year’s US Open after a simple enough first-round victory over world number 143 Robin Haase will be followed by a Grand Slam debutant in Egor Gerasimov. The Belarusian can savour this match as probably the biggest of his career and will be keen to express himself, but there is only really one likely outcome and the Argentine should see this through as comfortably as his first match.

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