Brandon Nakashima shocks Tommy Paul 6-3 7-6(4) in the quarter in Lyon on Thursday in what was an all-American match. Nakashima will face Arthur Fils in the semifinal. The match lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes.
Nakashima added to his prize money € 12,345 after conquering this match. He has already won € 29,355 as of now in this competition. If he wins the next match, Brandon will add € 20,585 to his earnings to get in total € 49,940.
Highlights Brandon Nakashima vs. Tommy Paul Open Parc – Lyon
Stats: aces, double faults, breaks, winners
At the end of the match, Nakashima scored 80 points vs. Tommy’s 63.
Nakashima was fantastic in converting all the break points (3/3).
On the other side, Tommy was not so effective in converting his break points (only 25% – 2/8). That was one of the key issues for his loss.
After this match, the head to head between Nakashima and Paul is 2-1 for Brandon.
Draw and next match H2H: Brandon Nakashima vs. Arthur Fils – stats
Nakashima will come up against Fils in the semifinal.
There is no head to head record between Brandon Nakashima and Arthur Fils since this will be the first time that they will clash against each other in the main tour.
Live score progression and stats
Nakashima had a great start in this set after breaking Tommy Paul in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. That break was crucial for Brandon to win the set (6-3) since there were no other breaks anymore.
Nakashima was on the money in converting all his break points in the 2nd (1-0 30-40) and the 10th game (6-2 15-40). On the other side, Brandon didn’t concede a single break point during this set.
They played 54 points. Brandon conquered the set after winning 12 points more than Paul (33-21). Brandon lost 6 points on serve (20-6). In addition, on the other side, Paul conceded 13 points on serve (15-13).
Nakashima had a great start in this set after breaking Tommy Paul in the 2nd game (2-0). Nevertheless, there was more to do for Brandon to win the set as Tommy managed to break back in the 6th (2-4) and in the 10th (5-5) game. Nakashima kept his cool before winning the set at the breaker at 4.
Brandon won 2 minibreaks in the 9th (5-4) and 11th (7-4) point.
This was the tiebreak sequence: 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4, 6-4, 7-4
Nakashima was clinical in converting the only break point that he conquered in the 5th game (3-1 0-40). On the other side, Paul converted 25% of his break points (2/8). He had his opportunities in the 4th (1-2 40-A and 40-A), the 6th (1-4 0-40, 15-40 and 30-40), the 8th (3-4 30-40 and 40-A) and the 10th game (4-5 40-A).
They played 89 points. Brandon was the winner of the set after clinching 5 more points than Paul (47-42). Brandon surrendered 21 points on serve (34-21). In addition, on the other side, Paul conceded 13 points on serve (21-13).
Tennis Scores in Lyon
- Cameron NorrieNorrie – Sebastian BaezBaez (6-2 2-6 6-1) – Stats and score progression
- Brandon NakashimaNakashima – Tommy PaulPaul (6-3 7-64) – Stats and score progression
- Arthur FilsFils – Felix Auger-AliassimeAuger-Aliassime (w/o) – Stats and score progression
- Francisco CerundoloCerundolo – Jack DraperDraper (4-6 6-4 6-3) – Stats and score progression
- Francisco CerundoloCerundolo – Cameron NorrieNorrie (1-1) – H2H details and stats