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03 April 2024 - 17:55 

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ATP - ATP Houston

ATP 88 USA
Brandon Nakashima
VS
ATP 80 Australia
Rinky Hijikata

Prediction :

Brandon Nakashima wins the match

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Brandon Nakashima vs Rinky Hijikata Prediction & Betting Tips - ATP Houston

 by Steve Ashfield | in Tennis Predictions

There will definitely be an unseeded player in the last eight of the US clay court championships. That's because the last 16 sees unseeded pair Brandon Nakashima and Rinky Hijikata face each other. The winner will take on either top seed Ben Shelton or unseeded Zizou Bergs in the last eight. Nakashima made it past round one with a straight sets win over Duje Ajdukovic for the loss of only five games. That's taken him to 87th in the live rankings, five places higher than in the latest ranking list. Nakashima has shown good form on clay in the past and made it to the third round at Roland Garros two years ago. He also got to the semi-finals of last year's clay court tournament in Lyon. He claimed some good scalps that week with victories over Tommy Paul, Arthur Rinderknech and Diego Schwartzman.

Rinky Hijikata caused an upset in round one when beating the fifth seed Christopher Eubanks. It was a tight match with both sets being decided via a tie-break. This is his second match against Nakashima. The other was six years ago at Roland Garros in the juniors tournament. Nakashima won that clay court match for the loss of only five games. Hijikata's win over Eubanks was a welcome one as the Australian had lost his last four matches, all on hard courts. It was also his first win on clay since 2022. Nakashima has been showing signs of returning to the form he had in 2022 and can get a win here.

Brandon Nakashima vs Rinky Hijikata Form

Brandon Nakashima and Rinky Hijikata Last Matches

Brandon Nakashima Last matches
W L W W L W
Victories

3/6 (50%)

Defeats

3/6 (50%)

1 Apr 2024 - ATP Houston

Duje Ajdukovic
0 :  2
Brandon Nakashima

21 Mar 2024 - ATP Miami

Alejandro Tabilo
2 :  1
Brandon Nakashima

19 Mar 2024 - ATP Miami

Brandon Nakashima
abort
Atmane, Terence

18 Mar 2024 - ATP Miami

Brandon Nakashima
2 :  1
Michael Mmoh

8 Mar 2024 - ATP Indian Wells

Brandon Nakashima
1 :  2
Jiri Lehecka

6 Mar 2024 - ATP Indian Wells

Christopher Eubanks
0 :  2
Brandon Nakashima
Rinky Hijikata Last matches
W L L L L W
Victories

2/6 (33%)

Defeats

4/6 (67%)

1 Apr 2024 - ATP Houston

Rinky Hijikata
2 :  0
Christopher Eubanks

20 Mar 2024 - ATP Miami

Rinky Hijikata
0 :  2
Botic Van De Zandschulp

13 Mar 2024 - Phoenix, USA, China, Qualifying

Arthur Rinderknech
2 :  0
Rinky Hijikata

4 Mar 2024 - ATP Indian Wells

Rinky Hijikata
1 :  2
Lucas Pouille

25 Feb 2024 - ATP Acapulco Open

Rinky Hijikata
1 :  2
Aleksandar Kovacevic

24 Feb 2024 - ATP Acapulco Open

Rinky Hijikata
2 :  1
Shintaro Mochizuki

Brandon Nakashima - Rinky Hijikata Key Points

  1. Nakashima won the only previous match played between the pair.
  2. Nakashima has won three of his last four matches.
  3. Nakashima has a better record on clay with a semi-final reached in Lyon last year.
  4. Hijikata has only won one of his last five matches.
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Our Brandon Nakashima vs Rinky Hijikata Prediction

Brandon Nakashima is slowly making his way back up the world rankings. He had a good first round win and that followed some signs of recovery at Indian Wells and Miami. His opponent has been on a bad run but beat fifth seed Christopher Eubanks (also recently beaten by Nakashima) in round one. Our Brandon Nakashima v Rinky Hijikata prediction is a win for Brandon Nakashima.

Prediction :

Brandon Nakashima wins the match

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