Joao Sousa outlasts Filip Krajinovic 2-6 6-4 7-65 in the 1st round in Shanghai on Sunday after conquering a huge battle. Sousa will clash against Vasek Pospisil in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Krajinovic had a strong start of this set after breaking Sousa in the 1st game (1-0). Yet, that was not enough for Krajinovic to win the set because Joao succeeded in breaking back in the 2nd (1-1) game. Filip maintained his focus to break Sousa in the 5th (3-2) and in the 7th (5-2) game before conquering the set (6-2).

Sousa was unable to find the solution in the last 5 games of the set (from 1-2 to 6-2).

2nd set.

The set was even with both players refusing to concede anything to the opposition. Eventually, the only discrepancy was one break that Joao conquered in the 10th game (6-4).

3rd set.

Sousa won the set after he broke Filip in the 4th (3-1) game. Krajinovic tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 7th (4-3) game. Anyhow, Sousa maintained the focus before winning the set at the following breaker at 5.

1st
Sousa
Krajinovic
2-6
2
6
2
5
2
4
2
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
0
1
2nd
Sousa
Krajinovic
6-4
6
4
5
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
3rd
Sousa
Krajinovic
7-6
7
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
4
2
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
0

Statistics

The Portuguese won this match even if he won less points than Krajinovic (90 vs. 96).

Joao served pretty well to win 78% of the points (45/58) behind his first serve. Notwithstanding he won only 35% points (13/37) on his second serve. Joao struck 10 aces and he committed 3 double faults. The Portuguese won this match even if he was battling in converting his break points as he converted only 43% (3/7). On the other side, Krajinovic was pretty effective in converting 80% of the break points that he procured points (4/5). Yet, that was not enough to win the match.

After this match, the head to head between Sousa and Krajinovic is 1-1.

Next Match: Joao Sousa vs. Vasek Pospisil – stats

Sousa will face Pospisil in the 2nd round.

This will be the 5th time that Joao Sousa and Vasek Pospisil square off. The head to head is 4-0 for Sousa (see full H2H stats), 2-0 on hard.

The last time that they squared off, Sousa won 6-74 6-4 7-60 in the 2nd round in Chengdu back in 2018.

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