ATP Cup 2020 – Daniel Evans vs Radu Albot Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Daniel Evans vs Radu Albot taking place? Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney, Australia

When is Daniel Evans vs Radu Albot on? Monday 6th January, 2020 – not before 23:00 (UK)

What channel is Daniel Evans vs Radu Albot on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Daniel Evans vs Radu Albot? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match via Amazon Prime Video

Where can I get tickets for Daniel Evans vs Radu Albot? https://www.atpcup.com/tickets

Who won the last meeting between Daniel Evans and Radu Albot? Daniel Evans beat Radu Albot 7-6, 5-7, 6-2

THE LOWDOWN

DANIEL EVANS

  • Daniel Evans put in one of the most assured and spectacular wins of his career when he beat Belgium’s world number 11-ranked David Goffin in straight sets to level the tie.
  • Evans’ performance was all the more important as Cameron Norrie had earlier, and somewhat unexpectedly, lost to Steve Darcis so to come through a player who was challenging for the ATP Finals last season is a massive achievement for the world number 42.
  • 29-year-old Evans has faced Radu Albot three times within a year, losing the first match to the Moldovan in the final of the Delray Beach Open but beating him later in the year at Eastbourne and Atlanta to lead their head-to-head 2-1.

RADU ALBOT

  • World number 46 Radu Albot lost his second singles match at the ATP Cup, this time to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, in straight sets, though he went on to win the doubles to end the tie 2-1.
  • 30-year-old Albot won his only career ATP title by defeating his next opponent here Dan Evans at the Delray Beach open last year but since then the Brit has leapfrogged him in the rankings.
  • In the likelihood that Moldova will already be 0-1 down in the tie, assuming Cameron Norrie defeats his much lower-ranked foe, then most of the pressure will be on Albot here.

THE PREDICTION

This match-up will have looked like Dan Evans’ to claim before the start of the week but the Brit’s performance against Grigor Dimitrov, to whom he lost a very high-quality deciding set, and his emphatic win over David Goffin have set his bar higher. The 29-year-old may well have played the best two hours of tennis in his life and the team mentality is positive after a great follow-up performance in the doubles. In contrast, Moldova’s unlikely pursuit of the latter stages is already over and Evans knows how to take advantage of a flat opponent.

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