An thrilling lineup options on Day 2 of ATP Queen’s Membership, with most eyes on World No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz and residential favourite Andy Murray. Learn on for a few of LWOS picks for these matches, with different predictions discovered right here. Tuesday’s motion might arguably be among the finest opening rounds this event has ever seen.
ATP Queen’s Membership Day 2 Predictions
Jiri Lehecka vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
Head-to-head: First assembly
Lehecka has already had a greater grass court docket season than final, as he did not win a grass court docket match in 2022. Davidovich Fokina has in the meantime established himself as a mainstay Prime 30 participant, together with his evermore constant sport. The Spaniard picked up an enormous win over eighth seed Hurkacz within the first spherical of final yr’s Wimbledon, proving his cooperation with the grass. On a floor that many Spaniards battle on, Fokina ought to have an excessive amount of expertise for his barely youthful opponent.
Prediction: Davidovich Fokina in 2
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Frances Tiafoe vs Botic van de Zandschulp
Head-to-head: Tiafoe 1-0
This sort of matchup would normally draw pink flags for Tiafoe; the American simply picked up an enormous title win in Stuttgart, sealing the match 10-8 in a third-set tiebreaker. With a number of lengthy drawn-out matches performed, accidents or just residual fatigue may have an effect on Tiafoe’s outcomes on this match. Nonetheless, Van de Zanschulp is in dreadful kind, piling up losses and failing to win a match since his heartbreaking loss to Rune in Munich. So long as Tiafoe stays wholesome, his grass-court methods and ways ought to get him via comfortably. The extra matches he wins within the grass court docket tune-ups, the extra followers may probably see Tiafoe as a real title contender at Wimbledon.
Prediction: Tiafoe in 2
Andy Murray vs Alex de Minaur
Head-to-head: De Minaur 3-0
Near a 50-50 matchup on paper, this match has loads at stake for every participant. Andy Murray’s latest challenger tour wins in Surbiton and Nottingham have skyrocketed his standing as a grass court docket darkish horse. Whereas his wins grabbed extra consideration of pundits (primarily the British media) and made him a Prime 15 Wimbledon betting favorite, his probabilities of going deep at Wimbledon will plunge if he’s unseeded. He’ll most definitely be seeded if he could make the quarterfinals of this occasion, a feat that might require him to beat De Minaur and Schwartzman within the second spherical. Nonetheless, De Minaur is a brutal first-round opponent. Along with his pace and artful sport, the Aussie excels on grass. Murray should take possibilities on breakpoints and serve nicely, one thing that’s gone from a weapon to an Achilles heel since his 2016 peak.
Prediction: Murray in 3
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