Nicolas Jarry vs Tommy Paul - Italian Open Rome Tennis Prediction and Pick 5/17/24

Nicolas Jarry vs Tommy Paul

Friday, May 17, 2024

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14th seed Tommy Paul and 21st seed Nicolas Jarry clash in an unexpected semifinal at the 2024 Italian Open in Rome. The match is scheduled for Friday, May 17, 2024. Here's our Nicolas Jarry vs Tommy Paul prediction.

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This is turning out to be an excellent fortnight for Chileans. A day after Alejandro Tabilo became the first player from his country to reach the Rome semifinals, Nicolas Jarry also emulated that feat with an incredible comeback win over Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in Thursday's quarterfinal. Jarry arrived at the Italian Open extremely cold, with four consecutive losses. But his unconstrained power has wreaked havoc all fortnight. And in tennis, it only takes one big result to turn around a season. Jarry got the reaction he needed with wins over Matteo Arnaldi, Stefano Napolitano, and Alexandre Muller. But after saving three break points in a crucial game at 3-all and then at two more at 5-5 in the second set, he completed an improbable victory over Tsitsipas, winning 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. He struck 36 winners, including eight aces.

Tommy Paul, meanwhile, had not scaled the second-round hurdle in Rome in each of his previous four trips. But he's now within one win from reaching this year's final. The American reached his fourth semifinal of the season with a thrilling three-set win over Hubert Hurkacz. The match featured a remarkable 13 breaks of serve, but it was Paul who held his nerve and had the fresher legs to win the near three-hour contest down the stretch. Having arrived at the tournament without any Top 10 wins this season, the 27-year-old from New Jersey has now tallied a couple of wins this week against the ATP's elite.

Nicolas Jarry vs Tommy Paul Head-To-Head And Facts

• The head-to-head at the Tour level is tied at 1-1.

• However, Jarry won their lone clay-court meeting at last year's French Open in four sets.

• Jarry is 8-6 on clay in 2024, and Paul is 5-1 on the surface this season.

Nicolas Jarry vs Tommy Paul Prediction

Neither player was backed to reach this stage, but it took two seismic performances from each of them to headline the Italian Open semifinals. Jarry's thunderbolt serve and huge forehands make him unplayable when his game is on, and that has been the case during these two weeks in Rome. Tommy, however, is one of the players who can be relentless with his forehand. It's the weapon that has taken down the likes of Medvedev and Hurkacz. The American's skillset goes far beyond just a powerful serve and forehand. He can disrupt his opponent's rhythm cleverly using angles and slices. I can probably see this one going to three, but give me Paul on the money line here.

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