John Isner starts his 2021 campaign this Saturday against Brazilian Thiago Monteiro in a match for the second round of the ATP 250 Delray Beach Open. Check out all match details, preview, odds, and how to watch this exciting tennis match in the US.
Isner will start his participation in the ATP 250 Delray Beach Open after getting a bye in the first round of the competition. The American player will be at home, as this tournament takes place in Florida and that could have a big impact on the development of the game.
Monteiro, on the other hand, had to face a fellow countryman in the first round of the tournament. He defeated Thomaz Bellucci, 6-3, 7-5, and now will face the highest-ranked American tennis player in the ATP ranking. It won’t be an easy match for the Brazilians but he had a good game against Belluci earlier this week.
John Isner vs Thiago Monteiro: Match Information
Date: Saturday, 9 January, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM ET (Estimated Time)
Location: Delray Beach, Florida, United States
John Isner vs Thiago Monteiro: Time By State In The U.S.
ET: 10:00 PM
CT: 8:00 PM
MT: 7:00 PM
PT: 6:00 PM
John Isner vs Thiago Monteiro: Head-To-Head
There is only one prior encounter between these two and it happened last year in the Australian Open. At the time, Isner needed four tiebreaks to beat his rival in a hard-fought match. He ended up winning 6-7(5), 7-6 (4), 7-6(7), 7-6(5) to advance to the second round of the first Grand Slam of the 2020 season.
Isner has been involved in some controversies after he showed his disagreement with the use of masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic that affected the world of sports. But, that doesn’t mean he won’t be a fan favorite for this tournament. In fact, he’s considered one of the biggest candidates to win it all. However, the long time away from the court could be a problem for him.
Monteiro is one of the new faces of Brazilian tennis and he’s ready to make a statement against the best American tennis at this very moment. Monteiro will need to put better numbers than he put against Belluci but he can win this game if everything plays in his favor.
How to watch or live stream online John Isner vs Thiago Monteiro in the U.S.
ESPN will broadcast this game in the United States. Isner is a fan favorite and Monteiro is an emerging talent that could shock the veteran this Saturday.
John Isner vs Thiago Monteiro: Predictions and Odds
Isner is the clear favorite to win this game. Oddsmakers give him -210 odds, while Monteiro received +176 odds entering this match.
* Odds via FanDuel