ATP Dallas Open 2024: Christopher Eubanks vs Steve Johnson Preview; Head-to-Head, and Prediction

Published 02/06/2024, 1:29 AM EST

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The tennis community can’t keep quiet as the Dallas Open is currently underway at the Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex. Since its inception in 2022, the ATP 250 indoor hard-court tennis tournament has featured some top guns on the men’s tour, delivering high-octane performances. Keeping up with its high standards, the latest edition has also piqued the interest of fans, who will now get to witness an all-American clash.

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The fifth seed, Christopher Eubanks, will now lock horns with his compatriot, Steve Johnson, in the round of 32 of the Dallas Open. It will be interesting to see who prevails in this encounter, as both American tennis stars will be vying for a spot in the next round.

Christopher Eubanks vs. Steve Johnson: Dallas Open first-round match preview

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After his lackluster run at the Australian Open, Christopher Eubanks will now look to make amends at the ATP 250 indoor hard-court tennis tournament. This season, the American tennis star has clinched only one win, which came in the first round of the Grand Slam event in Melbourne. The 27-year-old overcame his Japanese opponent, Taro Daniel, in the first-round match with a score of 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. However, Eubanks was later knocked out in the next round after tasting defeat at the hands of fifth seed Andrey Rublev.

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Steve Johnson, on the other hand, is coming to the Dallas Open after securing back-to-back wins in the qualifying rounds. He brushed aside the German tennis player Timo Stodder in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, of his first qualifier game. Later, the 34-year-old American player also defeated the Frenchman Terence Atmane in a three-set thrilling match, as he secured a place in the main draw of the ATP 250 event.

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Eubanks vs. Johnson: Head-to-Head

The first-round match between Eubanks and Johnson at the Dallas Open will mark their third meeting on the men’s tour. In their past two encounters at the Hall of Fame Open and the Orlando Challenger, Eubanks came out on top against his compatriot, and he currently has a 2-0 lead in their H2H record.

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Prediction: Eubanks to prevail in the first-round match of the Dallas Open

Given his current ranking and vast experience on the tour, Chris Eubanks is the favorite to win his first-round match against his 34-year-old countryman. Steve Johnson, on the other hand, hasn’t made any notable impressions on the men’s circuit, as he mostly participated in Challengers tournaments.

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Anurag Gusain

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Like millions of fans around the world, my foray into the world of tennis began after witnessing the incredible domination of the ?King of Clay? over the past decade. It was my passion for tennis that initially drew me to the dynamic field of sports journalism. My professional journey in sports journalism with EssentiallySports has seen me cover over 1000 articles, focusing on almost every ATP and WTA tournament, including Grand Slams.
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