Frances Tiafoe will face Marcos Giron in the First Round of the 2022 US Open. The match is scheduled to be played on Tuesday August 30th, 2022.
An intriguing “All-American” battle awaits in the First Round of the US Open as 22nd seeded Frances Tiafoe takes on Marcos Giron. Tiafoe is one of the more flashy and popular players on the Tour and looks to be the favorite here. However, Giron is as solid as they come and is no stranger to upsets. Can he upset his countryman here at Flushing Meadows?
Frances Tiafoe is ranked 24th in the world which is a career-high and enters his home slam the US Open and pretty good form. The exciting young American has always had the talent to succeed but has been quite inconsistent throughout his career, so hopefully he has now put it all together and will go on a deep run. He followed up a Semi-Final showing in Atlanta with a run to the Quarters in Washington, and while he lost early in both Montreal and Cincinnati they were both in three setters to good opponents. With his big serve and firepower he is capable of going toe to toe with the very best on this surface, and you can be sure that the crowd will be behind him here. He has been handed a tricky draw against fellow American Marcos Giron but enters as the solid favorite here.
Marcos Giron is one of the more solid players from the baseline and is a tricky opponent to play against. He moves very well and has a never-say-die attitude, which make him difficult to beat. However, where he tends to fall down is due to his lack of firepower, and he struggles to win free points. He will have to hope that current opponent Frances Tiafoe is not striking the ball well, since he will definitely struggle to keep up if that happens. Another bad sign is that he enters the US Open in poor form, going 1-4 in Main Draw matches since Wimbledon. In this sort of form against Tiafoe it is easy to consider him the underdog but he is the type of player that should never be truly counted out.
This will be the third meeting between the two players, with Marcos Giron winning a three set battle last year in Paris and Tiafoe settling the score earlier this year in Houston. Giron is a very difficult player to play against and can frustrate his opponents, but I don’t see him winning here. Frances Tiafoe has looked solid since the start of the hard court swing and with the boisterous New York crowd very likely to be more behind him than Giron I see him winning relatively comfortably. I think there is a good chance that Giron can steal a set but we are backing Tiafoe to win here with confidence.
Free Tennis Prediction and Pick: Frances Tiafoe in 4 Sets.
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