September 23, 2021 5:06 PM
Adam Evans

2021 Astana Open Quarter-Final – James Duckworth vs John Millman Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is James Duckworth vs John Millman on and what time does it start? James Duckworth vs John Millman will take place on Friday 24th September, 2021 – not before 08:30 (UK)

Where is James Duckworth vs John Millman taking place? James Duckworth vs John Millman will take place in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

What surface is James Duckworth vs John Millman being played on? James Duckworth vs John Millman will take place on an indoor hard court

Where can I get tickets for James Duckworth vs John Millman? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for James Duckworth vs John Millman

What channel is James Duckworth vs John Millman on? James Duckworth vs John Millman will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream James Duckworth vs John Millman? Subscribers of Tennis TV can stream James Duckworth vs John Millman live

THE PREDICTION

It is surprising to find that this is only the first tour-level meeting between Australian duo John Millman and James Duckworth. The pair have played well this season overall, with career-high world number 65 Duckworth especially exceeding expectations this year. The 29-year-old won a Challenger event last week and also beat world number 15 Jannik Sinner at the Canadian Open last month for a season’s best win. 32-year-old Millman is the reigning Astana Open champion after winning his first and only ATP title here last season and he has so far played his usual hard graft tennis with back-to-back three-set wins over Dmitry Popko and Jaume Munar. Duckworth has beaten the tougher opponents to reach this stage in Mikhail Kukushkin and fourth-seed Filip Krajinovic, both in straight sets, and he seems to be the more in-form Aussie ahead of this clash. Take Duckworth to win at least a set here with the scent of an upset about this match.

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