TennisSection previews the 2021 US Open as Denis Shapovalov takes on Lloyd harris in the Round of 32 on Saturday, September 4th, 2021.
Will Lloyd Harris get his 3rd top 10 win of the year, and second win over Shapovalov this year, as he aims to continue making a name for himself on the ATP Tour? Will Denis Shapovalov continue to dominate after that very strong win in the Round of 64? Both players can win this match if they are at their best, but only one will make their way to the Round of 16. Who will it be?
Lloyd Harris has not really had much competition here at the 2021 US Open, except for a very sup par and shocking Karen Khachanov in his opening round. Lloyd beat Ernesto Escobedo quite easily in his Round of 64 match in straight sets 6-4/6-4/6-2. Lloyd Harris is a great player and he is able to move opponents around with his big serve and forehand. This is what allowed him to beat the likes of Dominic Thiem and Rafael Nadal in these conditions this year. Lloyd will be confident in his game, and he will also know that he has a strong chance to win against Denis Shapovalov here at the 2021 US Open as he already beat him earlier this year at the Dubai Open.
Denis Shapovalov dominated in his Round of 64 match, getting revenge for his loss to Roberto Carballes Baena last year at the French Open by destroying him 7-6/6-3/6-0. Denis will want to play like he did in that match because it will be great if he can continue to improve and get far into Grand Slams. Denis Shapovalov is a great player on his day, but when he is not at his best he is very bad to watch. Denis will now also seek to get revenge for his loss to Lloyd Harris in Dubai earlier this year and make his way to the Round of 16 of the 2021 US Open.
Denis Shapovalov and Lloyd Harris have met 1 time before, with Lloyd Harris leading the head to head 1-0. I expect for Denis to give it his all here because he will want to get revenge for that tough loss where he lost in a third set tiebreak, but I don’t think it will be as easy as his revenge win against Baena was. Lloyd has gotten big wins under his belt recently and he will use this momentum to have the confidence to go for the shots he clearly can dominate with. I expect for a 5-set thriller here, with Denis coming through at the end of the day and getting himself in the Round of 16 of the 2021 US Open.
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