Yoshihito Nishioka v Maxime Cressy Live Streaming, Prediction & Preview for Singapore Tennis Open 2021: Nishioka Stands Good Chance of Progressing

Yoshihito Nishioka v Maxime Cressy Live Streaming, Prediction
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Fifth seed Yoshihito Nishioka will take on American Maxime Cressy in the Round of 16 of the Singapore Tennis Open on Wednesday, February 24. Get the live streaming options of this Yoshihito Nishioka v Maxime Cressy match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.

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Yoshihito Nishioka v Maxime Cressy Head to Head

This will be the first occasion when the Japanese left-hander will face the French-born American right-hander.

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Nishioka Picks First Win of the Year

Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka snapped a four-match losing streak on Monday as he labored to a three-set win over American Michael Mmoh in the first round of the Singapore Tennis Open.

The World No. 61, who hadn’t won a match since beating Spain’s Pablo Andujar in the first round of the Paris Masters in November, picked up his first win of the season, beating Mmoh 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

Converting three of 10 break points and saving one of two, Nishioka saw off the 178th-ranked player in an hour and 59 minutes.

The Japanese No. 2, who ended the 2020 season with a loss to Adrian Mannarino in the second round of the Paris Masters, didn’t have a great start to 2021 either as he lost both his matches at the ATP Cup.

First it was Russia’s Andrey Rublev, who allowed the Japanese to take just four games during their singles rubber; and then, Guido Pella beat Nishioka in straight sets during Japan’s tie with Argentina.

The 25-year-old next played at the Australian Open and won the first set against Spain’s Pedro Martinez but was blown away in the next three to make a first-round exit from the tournament for the first time since 2016 (the year he made his main draw debut).

With the first win of the season in the bag, Nishioka will be hoping to make a deeper run in the ATP 250 event and give himself a good chance of reaching his third Tour final, having won the title in Shenzhen in 2018 and finished runner-up at Delray Beach last year.

Cressy Eases Past Jung

Facing Nishioka in the next round will be American Maxime Cressy, who registered his second win of the season on Monday by beating Chinese Taipei’s Jason Jung in the first round.

The 6’6” American broke Jung thrice in the match to win the 90-minute contest 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.

Ranked 156th in the world, Cressy defeated Japan’s Taro Daniel on his main draw debut at the Australian Open but the qualifier was sent packing in the second round by Alexander Zverev.

The 23-year-old, who had also advanced to the second round on his U.S. Open debut last year, had scored two tough come-from-behind wins in the Australian Open qualifiers in Qatar earlier this year.

Nishioka v Cressy Prediction and Tip

Having finally ended his winless run, Nishioka will be aiming to build on that start. While Cressy will provide some resistance, expect the Japanese to advance into the next round.

Tip: Nishioka to win: 8/13 (bet365)

The 2021 ATP Singapore Tennis Open will be played from February 22 to 28. You can watch & bet on the these matches here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.

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