Bianca Andreescu (@2.5) vs Elise Mertens (@1.53)
05-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Elise Mertens will win

Bianca Andreescu – Elise Mertens Match Prediction | 05-09-2019

It has been a relatively easy draw for Andreescu as most of the big names in her bracket have already been eliminated. Bianca Andreescu won her previous match in 3 sets as she defeated Taylor Townsend. Bianca Andreescu won 50% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponents serve on 6 occasions. The serving was solid although Bianca Andreescu only won 77% of her service games. During the win, Andreescu impressed with her receiving. It has been a very strong few weeks for Bianca Andreescu as she enters this tournament having won the Rogers Cup.

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Having bamboozled several players on her way to the fourth round, the Taylor Townsend puzzle was finally solved by Andreescu. I tried to just make her play as much as possible because, in the second set, I felt like she was doing that to me,I was missing more, said Andreescu. Townsend came to the net just 40 times in the three set match, likely wary of the Canadians ability to hit winners from anywhere.

Bianca Andreescu vs Elise Mertens Betting Lines & Prediction

But she will need to be at her very best to get the better of Mertens, who has found a rich vein of form. The Canadian is clearly full of confidence and looks to have a real chance of going all the way in New York. But lately, Andreescu has been finding a way to win almost no matter what. Jim: Andreescu did well to survive a second-set fightback from Taylor Townsend in the fourth round, eventually completing a 6-1 4-6 6-2 win. Expect that to continue.

Mertens has been playing well, however, and shes more than capable of sending this match the distance. The teenager has won her last 11 successive matches coming into this, while shes also won 29 of her last 31 matches. Andreescu also holds a perfect 5-0 record in quarter-final matches this season, while Mertens has struggled at this stage of a tournament this season, winning just 1 of her 4 quarter-finals. Bianca Andreescu has been a revelation this year, and shes going to be tough to stop this week.

Mertens didnt get a day off as she was booking her semi final place in the doubles on Tuesday alongside Aryna Sabalenka. Im just trying to focus every time I step on court, just trying to look at point per point, I was trying to play aggressive, trying to improve myself. She wont have minded too much with her fourth round win against Kristie Ahn coming with the minimum of fuss as she won 6-1 6-1. Just try to focus throughout the whole match. she said. Thats probably the main key.

Theres no one playing better than the Canadian right now. Mertens has done well so far and is yet to drop a set, but she has yet to face an opponent of this quality. Damian: The match against Townsend was a first real test for the Canadian youngster, especially due to the behaviour of the crowd. Andreescu has every shot in the book and expect that variety and power to give her the decisive edge. Andreescu had to endure people shouting double fault before her second serves and other attempts at breaking her confidence.

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Andreescu already has two big titles this year and is developing a reputation as a big match player. Donna Vekic and Belinda Bencic play earlier in the day, with the winner going on to face Andreescu or Mertens. WhileBianca Andreescu remains the favourite to advance to the semi-finals from this section of the draw, it is wide open with all four players fancying their chances.

Theyve split their last two meetings with Vekic winning the most recent one at this years French Open. Harsh: Bencic played an exceptional match against Osaka, protecting her serve and countering the explosive power of Osaka with her superior defence. Whilst Vekic has had a great run so far, Bencic looks supremely confident and her game should pose too many problems for Vekic to solve. This match looks like a three-setter with long-baseline exchanges. Vekic, meanwhile, is playing her first Grand Slam quarterfinal on the back of a great comeback against Goerges.