Raducanu vs Fernandez: prediction for the US Open match
In the final of US Open two young players, Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez, will determine the winner of the tournament on September 11. Who will get the trophy? The answer is in our prediction.
A talented representative of Great Britain Emma Raducanu started her way at the New York tournament from qualification. 18-year old player recorded nine victories. 150th WTA player didn't lose a single set to her opponents. We can't say that Raducanu is tired after those matches, especially in comparision with Fernandez, who played a number of matches with three sets.
Raducanu surprised everyone in the quarter-final, where she recorded a victory over the Olympic champion, Belinda Bencic (6:3, 6:4). In the semi-final Raducanu left no chances to Maria Sakkari (6:1, 6:4). In those two matches British player was flawless at her serve - only Bencic made one break.
Young Raducanu is extremely successful on the baseline - in the match against Bencic she made only 12 unforced errors, in the match against Sakkari - only 17.
Leylah Fernandez only one year older than her opponent. 73rd WTA player started the New York tournament from the main draw.
Two victories in first two matches over Konjuh and Kanepi were not surprising at all. But in the third round Canadian player managed to beat Naomi Osaka (5:7, 7:6, 6:4) and made everyone respect her.
A victory over the two-time US Open champion gained Fernandez' self-confidence. After that she recorded three difficult victories over Kerber (4:6, 7:6, 6:2), Svitolina (6:3, 3:6, 7:6) and Sabalenka (7:6, 4:6, 6:4). In the match against Sabalenka Canadian player was losing with a 1:4 score, but managed to come back and won the first set on a tiebreak. In the tenth game of the third set Belarusian player didn't win a single point at her serve and gave away a spot in the final.
In three most recent matches at New York Raducanu made no more than two double faults
In four out of six most recent matches of Fernandez more than ten games were played in the first set
In five out of six Fernandez' matches at New York tiebreaks were played
Raducanu is a clear favourite of an upcoming title match. British player was looking more confident throughout the tournament, she didn't lose a single set so far. Fernandez had a more difficult draw, but Raducanu also recorded victories over Bencic and Sakkari.
Our prediction - Raducanu to win
All of Raducanu's matches ended in two sets. In four most recent matches of Fernandez a set exchange took place. Opponents are pretty even on class, so we offer to place a bet on total over.
Our second bet is on total over 21 games