TennisSection previews the 2021 Hall of Fame Open as Vasek Pospisil  takes on Peter Gojowczyk in the Round of 16 on Wednesday, July 14th, 2021.
Will Peter Gojowczyk pull off the stunner? Will Vasek Pospisil kick off his campaign with a strong showing? Only time will tell as both players prepare for their match on Wednesday, who will move on to the quarterfinals at the 2021 Hall of Fame Open?
Vasek Pospisil is coming into this match with what you would hope is a good amount of confidence. He’s clearly the superior player and his ranking and results show it. While he hasn’t had good results on grass this season, and with his type of game you would’ve hoped he did better, his loss at Wimbledon came in 3 tight sets over Frances Tiafoe, the man who took out Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round. This shows that his level of play hasn’t been that low, and it was his opponents who did a good job of playing him. I think he won’t have too much trouble on serve, and he should be able to get a nice win under his belt and progress to the quarterfinals at the 2021 Hall of Fame Open.
Peter Gojowczyk came through to set up this contest with Pospisil with a stunning first serve percentage, at 96%. In fact, he hit so few second serves that his win percentage on that wing was 0%. His win percentage was also quite good, being 82%, if he is able to serve like that, and manage to squeeze past Pospisil with some very aggressive tennis, he has a chance to pull off this massive upset. It will still be tough, though, to serve that well against a player who’s much better than his opponent today will be much more difficult. I think Pospisil will stay firm, and most likely jump on his opportunities or close it out in tiebreaks. However, Peter’s chance isn’t zero, and I would not be extremely surprised if he came through tomorrow.
Vasek Pospisil and Peter Gojowczyk have never met before, with this being their first career meeting. I think the match will mostly depend on both players’ serving, seeing as Peter had an excellent percentage of first serves today, he’ll need to maintain that. While Vasek shouldn’t have as much problem holding serve, you never know what could happen and he could have a bad service day himself. I expect there to be lots of holds of serve, and few breakpoint opportunities, but when those opportunities do come their way, I think it will be Pospisil who gets hold of them.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Vasek Pospisil to win.
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