2020 Australian Open – Tennys Sandgren vs Sam Querrey Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Tennys Sandgren vs Sam Querrey taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Tennys Sandgren vs Sam Querrey on and what time does it start? Friday 24th January, 2020 – not before 05:15 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Tennys Sandgren vs Sam Querrey? Partly cloudy, 24c

What channel is Tennys Sandgren 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 Tennys Sandgren 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 Tennys Sandgren vs Sam Querrey? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Tennys Sandgren and Sam Querrey? Sam Querrey beat Tennys Sandgren 6-4, 6-7, 7-6, 7-6

THE LOWDOWN

TENNYS SANDGREN

  • World number 100 Tennys Sandgren caused perhaps the upset of the tournament so far with a five-set victory over 8th seed Matteo Berrettini, taking the first two sets before coming back to win the decider.
  • 28-year-old Sandgren has fought tooth-and-nail over the last few years to compete in Grand Slams and managed to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open back in 2018 by beating Dominic Thiem in five sets.
  • Sandgren lost to his compatriot Sam Querrey at last year’s Wimbledon in four sets which makes this second career-meeting at a Grand Slam something of a rematch for the American pair.

SAM QUERREY

  • 32-year-old Sam Querrey was pegged back to 1-1 in his second-round match with Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis but managed to come through in four sets.
  • Querrey lost in the first round of last year’s Australian Open and then later in the year at the US Open, which contrasted greatly with his quarter-final exit at Wimbledon.
  • There is little doubt, though, that the world number 45 is a rare grass-court specialist with a special affinity with Wimbledon but he can set a new personal best at Melbourne with a win here.

THE PREDICTION

Tanney Sandgren and Sam Querrey meet each other for the second time in three Grand Slams after Querrey got the better of a real fight from Sandgren last summer at Wimbledon. The younger American is a real competitor and makes up for what he lacks in ability with a never-say-die attitude that, at the time of writing, has put out the highest seed so far at this tournament. Beating Matteo Berretini is no small success, and before such an effort Sam Querrey would have looked the likely winner here. However, Sandgren will be motivated by his past successes in Melbourne and could pull another shock by beating his compatriot for the first time.

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