Joao Sousa and Vasek Pospisil will clash against each other in the 1st round of ASB Classic for the 6th time of their career.

Joao Sousa: results and record

Ranked no. 59, Sousa will start his run in Auckland after he played his last match in Basel where he lost 6-1 6-4 to Popyrin in the qualifications the 19th of October.

This will be the first match of the year on hard.

Talking about his overall career, Sousa has an overall 304-289 record. He has negative 77-93 record on hard.

Last year in Auckland

The Portuguese lost in the 2nd round 7-65 6-4 to Cameron Norrie.

Vasek Pospisil: results and record

Ranked no. 148, Vasek reached the 1st round after defeating Kiranpal Pannu 6-2 6-4 and Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune 7-5 6-1.

Previous match vs. Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune

In the qualifications, The Canadian had a good straight sets win against Vitus Nodskov Rune (7-5 6-1). During the match Pospisil scored 63 points vs. Vitus Nodskov Rune’s 39. Pospisil was extremely aggressive to blast 28 winners.

Talking about serving, Pospisil blasted 7 aces and he was extremely consistent in conceding no double faults for the entire match. Vasek Pospisil lost the serve twice and he saved 2 break points. Furthermore, Pospisil put 69% of his first serves in, winning 85% (28/33) of the points behind his 1st serve and 47% (7/15) on the 2nd serve. Vasek broke Vitus Nodskov Rune 6 times after converting 67% of his break points (6/9).

Overall Performance in this tournament

Pospisil hasn’t dropped yet a set in the tournament to win 60% of the points he played.

Pospisil winning performance

Pospisil has a winning win-loss record in the last 10 years having won 58% of his matches (765-550). 2-0 on hard in 2020 Regarding his performance on same surface of tournament, Pospisil has a 273-211 win-loss record in the last 10 years on hard.

Vasek has a 2-0 win-loss record in 2020, 2-0 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Last year in Auckland

Vasek didn’t play in Auckland in 2019.

Draw

Prediction and head to head Joao Sousa vs. Vasek Pospisil

This will be the 6th time that Joao Sousa and Vasek Pospisil square off. The head to head is 4-1 for Sousa (see full H2H stats), 2-1 on hard.

The last time that they locked horns, Pospisil won 6-3 7-5 in the 2nd round in Sao Paulo back in 2019.

Highlights Vasek Pospisil vs Vasek Pospisil – Sao Paulo 08-October-2019

Prediction, odds and who is the favorite

The pick for Tennis Tonic is Vasek Pospisil that should win in 3 sets.

See updated oddsRegarding the initial odds of bet365, Vasek Pospisil is the pick to win this match.
Vasek Pospisil -> 1.44
Joao Sousa -> 2.62

 

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Head 2 Head

Win Loss
Sousa
LL
Pospisil
LLWWW
2020 2019 2018
0 - 2
3 - 2
0-2
Hard
3-2

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