TennisSection previews the 2021 Astana Open as John Millman takes on James Duckworth in the quarterfinals on Friday, September 24th, 2021.
Will John Millman move on? Will James Duckworth cause the upset? This will be an interesting one, where we have the defending champion facing a nice test here. Who will move on to the semifinals at the 2021 Astana Open?
John Millman played some solid tennis to set up this meeting against James Duckworth, being the defending champion, he should be feeling pretty confident about this match against him. While he is the clear favorite, it will be a test to see if he can simply maintain a solid level against him and show that he has what it takes to go all the way. It will mostly depend on who makes less errors, and Duckworth is certainly more prone to making errors, especially if he’s playing someone like Millman, who likes long rallies and doesn’t miss very often, let’s see if he can take him out to head through to the semifinals of the 2021 Astana Open.
James Duckworth pulled off an upset to set up this meeting with the defending champion in John Millman, it will be a tough one for sure. In order to take him out, Duckworth will have to make less unforced errors, this of course, is much easier said than done, especially if you’re playing someone like John Millman, who makes few errors and really wears you down over time. That’s why Duckworth will have to incorporate several aggressive elements into his game, and attack any sort of short ball he gets without hesitation. Let’s see if he can do all of that to stand a chance to book his place in the semifinals of the 2021 Astana Open.
John Millman and James Duckworth have never met before, with this being their first career meeting. While these two have never played before, I feel as if Duckworth will have trouble playing Millman, Duckworth can hit hard and play some solid tennis, but overall, he can make a lot of errors, especially in important moments, and that is the opposite of what you should be doing against Millman. I think Millman will get a solid win here, while he may not win it super easily, I still expect 2 straight sets here as he extends his attempt at title defense here to the semifinals at the 2021 Astana Open.
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