TennisSection previews the 2021 Hall of Fame Open as Alexander Bublik  takes on Jason Jung in the quarterfinals on Thursday, July 15th, 2021.
Will Jason Jung pull off a stunner? Will Alexander Bublik continue his run and edge closer to the title? This match will be one to watch, as we will see where Bublik’s level is at as this is a great test for him to see if he can easily go through. Who will move on to the semifinals at the 2021 Hall of Fame Open?
Bublik had a tougher match than he would have hoped for in the previous round, getting through Karlovic in 3 sets, 6-1 in the third. Though the scoreline does look pretty tight, and it’s not what he would have hoped for, his serving numbers were really good, and just one bad game can lose you the set, which is exactly what happened as Karlovic went 1/1 in break points today. As long as he doesn’t have any slip-ups like that, and even if he does have one, it’ll probably be fine as his opponent isn’t going to be Ivo Karlovic. His opponent in Jason Jung gave up a lot of break point opportunities in his match, so honestly, Bublik should be able to jump all over Jung’s serves and storm through this match here at the 2021 Hall of Fame Open.
Jason Jung got through in a very convincing win over crowd favorite Tennys Sandgren, 6-2 6-2. While it looks great on paper, his opponent didn’t play too well, going 0/6 on break points and only winning 33% of his second service points. Jung himself only converted on 4/10, which isn’t a horrible statistic, but it’s not great, especially against someone with a serve like Alexander on grass here at the 2021 Hall of Fame Open. Jung will have to get lucky if he wants to come through, as right now it seems very unlikely as long as Bublik keeps serving very well. I don’t see him winning this match under any circumstances except for some very surreal ones.
Alexander Bublik and Jason Jung have never met before, with this being their first career meeting here at the 2021 Hall of Fame Open. Even if they had played before, it wouldn’t be a great indicator as to who could win tomorrow as the prediction is already so one-sided towards Bublik. I think all Bublik needs to do is stay consistent on serve, and opportunities on Jungs serve will present themselves to him with his normal, aggressive style of play. For Jung to win, Bublik really has to be off his game, which is very rare for a professional player to be that far off of their normal level. I don’t see Bublik losing this match, and to be honest I would be surprised if he drops a set.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Alexander Bublik to win.
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