Yosuke Watanuki and Ulises Blanch will clash against each other in the quarter of the Cleveland Challenger for the 1st time in their career. They are scheduled to compete on Friday at 11:00 am on CENTER COURT. In this post, we analyze their head to head performance and the prediction.

Prediction, odds and who is the favorite

The pick for Tennis Tonic is Yosuke Watanuki that should win in 3 sets.

See updated oddsRegarding the initial odds of bet365, Yosuke Watanuki is the pick to win this match.
Yosuke Watanuki -> 1.40
Ulises Blanch -> 2.75

 

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Prediction and head to head Yosuke Watanuki vs. Ulises Blanch

There is no head to head record between Yosuke Watanuki and Ulises Blanch since this will be the first time that they will play each other in the main tour.

Yosuke Watanuki

Ranked no. 262, the Japanese got to the quarter after beating Aleksandar Vukic 6-3 7-5, Arthur Rinderknech 7-65 6-3 and Skander Mansouri 6-4 6-3.

In the 3rd round, Watanuki had a good straight sets win against Mansouri (6-4 6-3). During the match Watanuki scored 68 points vs Mansouri’s 51. Yousuke was extremely aggressive to blast 24 winners.

Talking about serving, Watanuki blasted 8 aces and he committed only 2 double faults. Yosuke Watanuki was extremely effective on serve to win 83% (24/29) of his 1st serve and 70% (16/23) on the second serve. This was the main reason for not conceding a single break during the match. Watanuki broke Mansouri 3 times after converting 60% of his break points (3/5).

Overall Performance in this tournament

The Japanese hasn’t conceded yet a set in this event to win 56% of the points he played.

Watanuki has a weak record in the last 6 years having won 24% of his matches (87-28). 5-1 on indoor hard courts in 2020. In connection with his performance on the same surface of this tournament, Watanuki has a 76-52 win-loss record in the last 6 years on indoor hard courts.

The Japanese has a 7-3 win-loss record in 2020, 5-1 on indoor hard courts (See FULL STATS).

Last year in the Cleveland Challenger

Yousuke didn’t compete in the Cleveland Challenger in 2019.

Ulises Blanch

Ranked no. 266, Ulises reached the quarter after defeating Vasil Kirkov 6-2 6-3, Adrian Menendez-Maceiras 7-5 6-3 and Maxime Cressy 7-66 5-7 7-64.

In the 3rd round, The American defeated Cressy (7-66 5-7 7-64).-101) than Cressy. In fact, the world no. 262 won 101 points vs Cressy’s. That means that Blanch was more focused during the important points. Ulises was extremely aggressive to blast 58 winners.

Talking about serving, Blanch blasted 17 aces and he committed only 6 double faults. Overall, Ulises Blanch was extremely effective on serve to win 83% (58/70) of his 1st serve and 60% (25/42) on the second serve. However, this didn’t prevent his to concede the serve once.

Overall Performance in this tournament

Blanch has conceded 1 set in the tournament to win 54% of the points he played.

Blanch has a fantastic win-loss record in the last 6 years having won 91% of his matches (60-6). 10-1 on indoor hard courts in 2020. In connection with his performance on the same surface of this competition, Blanch has a 42-33 record in the last 6 years on indoor hard courts.

Ulises’s best result of the season was getting to the final in the Ann Arbor Challenger.

Ulises has a 13-3 win-loss record in 2020, 10-1 on indoor hard courts (See FULL STATS).

Last year in the Cleveland Challenger

Ulises reached the 3rd round last year in Cleveland Challenger before retiring against Noah Rubin when he was 6-3 3-6 4-2 ret.

Live score

Follow the live score and result of this match as soon as it starts

1st
Watanuki
Blanch
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
2nd
Watanuki
Blanch
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
5
4
5
3
5
2
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0
2nd
Watanuki 7-5
Watanuki
Blanch
7
5
6
5
5
5
5
4
5
3
5
2
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0
Serves
WatanukiBlanch
7
5
15
0
30
0
30
15
40
15
40
30
40
40
A
40
WatanukiBlanch
6
5
15
0
15
15
30
15
40
15
WatanukiBlanch
5
5
0
15
0
30
15
30
30
30
30
40
40
40
A
40
40
40
40
A
WatanukiBlanch
5
4
0
15
0
30
15
30
15
40
30
40
WatanukiBlanch
5
3
0
15
15
15
30
15
30
30
30
40
WatanukiBlanch
5
2
0
15
0
30
0
40
15
40
WatanukiBlanch
5
1
0
15
15
15
30
15
40
15
WatanukiBlanch
4
1
0
15
15
15
15
30
30
30
40
30
WatanukiBlanch
3
1
15
0
30
0
30
15
40
15
40
30
WatanukiBlanch
2
1
15
0
15
15
15
30
30
40
WatanukiBlanch
2
0
15
0
30
0
40
0
WatanukiBlanch
1
0
15
0
30
0
40
0
1st
Watanuki 7-5
Watanuki
Blanch
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
Serves
WatanukiBlanch
7
5
15
0
15
15
15
30
30
30
40
30
WatanukiBlanch
6
5
15
0
15
15
15
30
30
30
40
30
40
40
A
40
WatanukiBlanch
5
5
15
0
30
0
30
15
40
15
WatanukiBlanch
4
5
0
15
0
30
0
40
WatanukiBlanch
4
4
0
15
15
15
30
15
40
15
WatanukiBlanch
3
4
0
15
15
15
15
30
15
40
30
40
40
40
40
A
40
40
40
A
WatanukiBlanch
3
3
15
0
30
0
40
0
40
15
WatanukiBlanch
2
3
0
15
0
30
0
40
15
40
30
40
WatanukiBlanch
2
2
15
0
30
0
40
0
40
15
40
30
40
40
A
40
WatanukiBlanch
1
2
15
0
30
0
30
15
30
30
30
40
WatanukiBlanch
1
1
15
0
30
0
30
15
30
30
40
30
WatanukiBlanch
0
1
15
0
30
0
30
15
40
15
40
30
40
40
40
A

H2H Performance in the tournament

Matches, sets, games and points

Points Watanuki Blanch
Match played 3 3
Tot Set 6 7
Tot Games 62 76
Pts 219-174 232-201
Total Points 393 433
Winners 86 110
%Winners 39% 47%

Both Watanuki and Blanch played 3 matches. At the moment, Ulises Blanch conceded 1 set while Yosuke Watanuki hasn’t dropped a set so far. Watanuki has played 1 sets less than Blanch (6 vs 7). Therefore, Watanuki played 14 games less than Blanch. Watanuki scored 86 winners (39% on total points). On the other side, The American blasted 110 winners (47%).

Serve Performance

Serve Watanuki Blanch
Aces 19 38
Avg per match 6.3 12.7
1st in 102/188 139/228
%1st in 54% 61%
1st pts 86/102 110/139
%1st pts 84% 79%
2nd pts 49/86 55/89
%2nd pts 57% 62%

Watanuki blasted 19 aces (6.3 per match). Blanch blasted 38 aces (12.7 per match). Watanuki won 84% points behind his first serve. He had a solid display on his second serve to win 57% of the points. On the other side, Blanch won 79% points on his first serve. He had a solid display on his second serve to win 62% of the points.

How they played the important points

Breaks Watanuki Blanch
Won 8 7
Converted 8/22 7/12
% Converted 36% 58%
Conceded 14 9
Saved 12 6
% Saved 86% 67%
Times Broken 2 3

The Japanese broke his opponents 8 times with 36% conversion rate. Watanuki conceded his serve twice and he saved 86% of the break points that he conceded. Blanch broke his opponents 7 times with 58% conversion rate. Ulises conceded his serve 3 times and he saved 67% of the break points that he conceded.

Watanuki
R1
Vukic
R2
Rinderknech
R3
Mansouri
Total
Score 6-3 7-5 7-65 6-3 6-4 6-3
Tot Set 2 2 2 6
Tot Games 21 22 19 62
pts 76-64 75-59 68-51 219-174
Total points 140 134 119 393
Winners 30 32 24 86
%Winners 39% 43% 35% 39%
SERVE
Aces 7 4 8 19
Double Faults 3 3 2 8
1st in 38/73 35/63 29/52 102/188
% 1st in 52% 56% 56% 54%
1st pts 30/38 32/35 24/29 86/102
% 1st pts 79% 91% 83% 84%
2nd pts 18/35 15/28 16/23 49/86
% 2nd pts 51% 54% 70% 57%
Breaks
Won 3 2 3 8
Converted 3/10 2/7 3/5 8/22
Converted % 30% 29% 60% 36%
Conceded 8 3 3 14
Saved 7/8 2/3 3/3 12
Saved % 88% 67% 100% 85%
Times Broken 1 1 0 -33
Blanch
R1
Kirkov
R2
Menendez-Maceiras
R3
Cressy
Total
Score 6-2 6-3 7-5 6-3 7-66 5-7 7-64
Tot Set 2 2 3 7
Tot Games 17 21 38 76
pts 62-41 69-51 101-109 232-201
Total points 103 120 210 433
Winners 25 27 58 110
%Winners 40% 39% 57% 47%
SERVE
Aces 9 12 17 38
Double Faults 2 1 6 9
1st in 35/55 34/61 70/112 139/228
% 1st in 64% 56% 63% 61%
1st pts 25/35 27/34 58/70 110/139
% 1st pts 71% 79% 83% 79%
2nd pts 13/20 17/27 25/42 55/89
% 2nd pts 65% 63% 60% 62%
Breaks
Won 4 3 0 7
Converted 4/7 3/4 0/1 7/12
Converted % 57% 75% 0% 58%
Conceded 2 1 6 9
Saved 1/2 0/1 5/6 6
Saved % 50% 0% 83% 44%
Times Broken 1 1 1 0

Head 2 Head

Win Loss
Watanuki
LWWLWWWWWL
Blanch
LLWWWLWLLW
2020 2019 2018
11 - 5
13 - 5
2-2
Hard
3-2
9-3
I Hard
10-3

Tennis Scores in Cleveland Challenger

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