Evan King is a north-American 25-year-old player that currently occupies the 308th spot in the ATP Rankings.
King is a lefty tennis player, who moves well inside the court. He has the backhand as his best stroke and a good serve with some slice to it.
King is having a good season, with good results in several surfaces, and he is at the highest ranking he has ever been.
King did very well at ATP Los Cabos for example, where he got through the qualifying stage and then reached the 2nd round of the main draw, where he then lost to Sam Querrey, despite forcing him to go to 3 sets.
King arrives here motivated and will play the US Open qualifiers for the 1st time in his career.
Salvatore Caruso: The Italian 24-year-old occupies the 170th position in the ATP Rankings. He is a player that can compete in several surfaces but his skillset is the same.
He likes to play the point and build his game from the baseline, since he isn’t exactly an aggressive player, so that’s the way he usually tends to play.
He has had some interesting results this season and is well established in the top 200. Caruso arrives here after reaching the final of an Italian challenger on clay. He is also making his debut on the US Open qualifiers.
Head to head: These two players have never met before
Evan King vs Salvatore Caruso Pick:
Evan King is not the favourite, but from the way he’s been playing, I expect him to win this match.
He is motivated by his good results lately, has a good backhand, a serve with an interesting slice and he will play “at home”, so that might give him an additional edge and increase his confidence.
Caruso likes to play from the baseline too much and he doesn’t have characteristics or weapons that may threaten Evan King.
I believe that Evan King is one of the most tempting and interesting “underdogs” of the day and I’m confident that he will get the win here.
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