2020 Australian Open – Ricardas Berankis vs Sam Querrey Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Ricardas Berankis vs Sam Querrey taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Ricardas Berankis vs Sam Querrey on and what time does it start? Wednesday 22nd January, 2020 – TBC (UK)

What is the expected weather for Ricardas Berankis vs Sam Querrey? Sunny intervals, 34c

What channel is Ricardas Berankis vs Sam Querrey on? The 2020 Australian Open will be televised on Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedule for this specific match

Where can I stream Ricardas Berankis vs Sam Querrey in the UK? Sky customers can stream this match on the Sky Go app. Alternatively, the match can be streamed to subscribers of Eurosport Player, either on the official website or as an add-on to an Amazon Prime subscription

Where can I get tickets for Ricardas Berankis vs Sam Querrey? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Ricardas Berankis and Sam Querrey? Sam Querrey beat Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4

THE LOWDOWN

RICARDAS BERANKIS

  • World number 69 Ricardas Berankis put in a comprehensive performance in his first round match with Roberto Carballes Baena to come through in straight sets and seven breaks of serve.
  • The 29-year-old came through the first round at last year’s Australian Open too, as well as at Wimbledon and the US Open, but he has not made it through to the third round of a Grand Slam since 2013.
  • Berankis, of Lithuania, has never beaten is his next Australian Open opponent Sam Querrey before in two previous attempts, although the pair have not met since 2013.

SAM QUERREY

  • 32-year-old Sam Querrey upset the rankings but not the form book as he came through the 25th seed Borna Coric in three straightforward sets to reach the second round.
  • The power serve of Querrey was in fine form in his first round match as he posted 18 aces over three sets and conceded just one break point against the Croatian number one.
  • The world number 45 is entering his 14th Australian Open where he has, rather surprisingly, never reached further than the third round though he has exited at that stage on five previous occasions.

THE PREDICTION

Ricardas Berankis is a tricky customer when he wants to be and this could see a set go each way before a winner makes himself known, though that winner should be Sam Querrey. The ever-present power server enjoys most of his Grand Slam success on grass at Wimbledon but he has some form coming into this match and all the experience required to reach his sixth third round here.

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