2020 ASB Classic – Kyle Edmund vs John Isner Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Kyle Edmund vs John Isner taking place? ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland

When is Kyle Edmund vs John Isner on? Thursday 16th January, 2020 – not before TBD

What channel is Kyle Edmund vs John Isner on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Kyle Edmund vs John Isner? TennisTV subscribers may be able to stream the match via their platform

Where can I get tickets for Kyle Edmund vs John Isner? Click here to reach the ticket section of the official ASB Classic website

Who won the last meeting between Kyle Edmund vs John Isner? John Isner beat Kyle Edmund 7-6, 7-6

THE LOWDOWN

KYLE EDMUND

  • World number 69 Kyle Edmund beat Andreas Seppi in the round of 16 of the ASB Classic in straight sets after a tighter match with young Spanish prospect Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the first round.
  • After a fairly dismal 2019 ATP season, Edmund came alive at the Davis Cup finals in Madrid where he stepped in for Andy Murray to win all three of his singles matches in straight sets.
  • It will be interesting to see how 25-year-old Edmund’s 2020 pans out after his Davis Cup performances showed the world what he is capable of, but a run of seven first-round exits from August last year is the other side of his game.

JOHN ISNER

  • John Isner began 2020 with three consecutive losses at the ATP Cup so a three-set victory over a potentially difficult opponent in Tennys Sandgren will do him the world of good.
  • World number 20 Isner will be hoping to protect his ranking here as he gears up for a hopefully better Australian open campaign than his previous two years, where he lost in the first rounds to Matthew Ebden in 2018 and Reilly Opelka in 2019.
  • Isner was the winner the last time he faced Edmund at the Miami Masters last year and leads their head-to-head 2-1 coming into this round of 16 match.

THE PREDICTION

There are few more obvious 'confidence players' out there than Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund and 2020 could be something of a crossroads for him personally. He obviously has the ability to be an ever-present top 50 player and possesses the weapons to tackle the best players on tour on his day, but his day comes less frequently than it used to. On the other hand, John Isner is as steady as they come and seems to be clinging on to that 20th ATP spot on reputation alone, but after his first win of 2020, it would seem he has the edge here in what should be a match of close tiebreaks.

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