August 31, 2021 2:51 PM
Alex Lawes

2021 US Open First Round – Yoshihito Nishioka vs Jack Sock Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Yoshihito Nishioka vs Jack Sock taking place? Yoshihito Nishioka vs Jack Sock will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York, USA

When is Yoshihito Nishioka vs Jack Sock on and what time does it start? Tuesday 31st August, 2021 – not before TBC (UK)

What surface is Yoshihito Nishioka vs Jack Sock being played on? Yoshihito Nishioka vs Jack Sock will take place on an outdoor hard court

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THE LOWDOWN

YOSHIHITO NISHIOKA

Yoshihito Nishioka comes into this tournament ranked 60th in the world which is a slight decline from his career best of 48th. Nishioka reached the second round of the French Open and Wimbledon in 2021 which are joint career best performances in those Grand Slam events. The 25 year-old from Japan most recently got to an ATP Tour final in February 2020 after a defeat in the Delray Beach Open against Reilly Opelka.

JACK SOCK

A wild card entry for qualification means that Jack Sock comes into this looking to rediscover his previous form. The 28 year-old American was ranked as high as eighth in the world November 2017 but is now 192nd in the world as of now. Injury has contributed to Sock’s collapse and he hasn’t played at any of the Grand Slam events this year due to those injuries.

THE PREDICTION

These two have played each other three times and it is the Japanese player who comes out on top of the head-to-head record. Sock obviously has a higher ceiling than his opponent given his previous ability but it remains to be seen as to whether he will get back to that spot. He will be the slight favourite for this likely-to-be close encounter.

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