Tournament: Citi Open.
Date: August 4, 2022.
Round: Third round (Round of 16).
Venue: Washington D.C., United States.
Category: ATP 500.
Prize money: $1,953,285.
Match timing: Approx. 3:30 pm local time, 7:30 pm GMT and 1:00 am IST.
Live telecast: USA – Tennis Channel | Canada – TSN | UK – Amazon Prime Video.
Grigor Dimitrov vs Sebastian Korda preview
The duo were evenly matched for the better part of the second set. Mannarino snagged the decisive break in the eighth game of the set, following which he easily served out the set to take the match to a decider.
The Frenchman led 3-1 in the third set, but Dimitrov raised his level and soon tied the score. Mannarino served to stay in the match at 6-5 but the pressure proved to be too much for him. Dimitrov broke his opponent’s serve for the final time to win 6-1, 3-6, 7-5.
Korda broke his opponent’s serve twice as he jumped to a 5-0 lead in the first set. Baez then saved a set point to finally get on board but his opponent served out the set in the following game.
Korda secured a break on serve to go 4-3 up in the second set. Baez held a couple of break points in the very next game to get back on serve, but was unable to convert either of them.
The 22-year-old soon closed out the proceedings to win the match 6-1, 6-4. Korda has won consecutive matches for the first time since reaching the third round of the French Open a couple of months ago.
Grigor Dimitrov vs Sebastian Korda head-to-head
This will be the first meeting between them, so the head-to-head stands at 0-0 for now.
Grigor Dimitrov vs Sebastian Korda odds
All odds are sourced from BetMGM.
Grigor Dimitrov vs Sebastian Korda prediction
Dimitrov’s game is versatile enough for him to handle everything his opponent throws at him. Both players have succumbed to their nerves in the past on numerous occasions, and it could prove to be their downfall yet again.
Korda has looked quite impressive this week and based on his performances so far, he’s likely to have the edge against Dimitrov as well.
Pick: Sebastian Korda to win in straight sets.