Brandon Nakashima and Marcos Giron will face each other in the final of the 2022 ATP San Diego Open on Monday, September 26.
After defeating first-time semifinalist Christopher O’Connell in straight sets, Brandon Nakashima took a step closer to winning his first ATP title. The American’s matchups this week haven’t been particularly straightforward; in addition to losing a set to Daniel Elahi Galan in the quarterfinal, he also had challenges from the inexperienced Zachary Svajda in the first round and the Australian in the semifinal. Between ATP Sydney (January) and’s-Hertogenbosch (June) earlier this year, the 21-year-old spent five months on the main tour without making a quarterfinal appearance, the longest dry stretch in his young career. He did well to overcome all of those issues, and he is just one win away from returning to the top 50 in the ATP rankings.
Marcos Giron has exceeded expectations and advanced to the San Diego final because of a kind draw early on and a strong showing against the top-seed Dan Evans in the semifinal. He defeated James Duckworth in the quarterfinals and Tomas Martin Etcheverry in the second round (R1 bye) in straight sets despite both of them lacking expertise on hard courts, particularly at this level. The American’s 2022 (20/26) statistics aren’t great, but he did manage to produce a few standout performances. Consistency has been the 29-year-biggest old’s issue all season. He has achieved three quarterfinal appearances and defeated players like Botic Van De Zandschulp, Taylor Fritz, Pablo Carreno Busta.
Brandon Nakashima and Marcos Giron are scheduled to face each other in the Final round of the 2022 ATP San Diego Open on Monday, September 26. The tournament is scheduled to begin on September 20 and end on September 26.
The 2022 ATP San Diego Open is scheduled to commence on September 20 and go on until September 26 this year. The tournament will have five rounds of play excluding the qualifiers. These are the round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.
|Stage of competition||Date|
|Round of 32||September 20-22|
|Round of 16||September 22-23|
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