Haley’s ATP Quarter-Final Predictions – Daniil Medvedev vs Roberto Bautista

Eight men remained standing in Halle after four days of brilliant tennis. On Friday sees these eight men vie for a place in the semi-finals. Six of the tournament’s top eight ranked are still there, with world number one Daniel Medvedev He drives the charge towards the cup. The Russian will take some downtime, but the likes Felix Auger-Aliassime And the Hubert Hurkacz They will definitely love their chances. With that in mind, let’s take a look at who we think the semi-finalists should come up with on Saturday in our ATP Halle Quarter-Final Predictions. As always, feel free to let us know your opinions in the comments section below if you have anything you’d like to add or discuss!

Halle’s ATP Quarter-Final Predictions

Oscar Otti vs Karen Khachanov

Face to face: first meeting

This should be a fun match to watch. Oscar Otti and Karen Lachanov both had big shots and had dangerous serve while shooting. Khachanov is perhaps the most complete player. However, he did show a tendency to throw shockwaves every now and then. Ooty will go for his shots from the start and likely won’t change that regardless of whether or not they find the mark. That should work for the Russian here as he has a little more variety in his game which he can use to break the German player’s rhythm. If both play well and the number of fouls doesn’t rise to high on both sides of the net, Khachanov must outshine this one. If not, no one would guess what’s going on.

Prediction: Khachanov at 3
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Nick Kyrgios vs. Pablo Carreno Busta

Head to head: 2 – 0 Kyrgios

Pablo Carreno Busta will undoubtedly come out to prove a point in this match. Nick Kyrgios He has been openly critical of the ability of Spanish tennis in recent years. In fact, the Australian dollar He once said Carreno Busta would be nothing without clay courts. That’s kind of a silly statement considering the fact that Carreno Busta has played twice in the Grand Slam semi-finals on the hard courts. He also has three ATP titles on the roof. Unfortunately, the Spaniard may struggle to do a lot to exact revenge on those comments here because Kyrgios is great on grass and he’s in great shape in this match. There are doubts about his mental stability again after He collapsed in his last match against Stefanos Tsitsipas. However, the Aussie usually keeps her in for a major championship meltdown, so he should be more focused and ready to perform here. If that’s the case it’s hard to see him lose.

Prediction: Kyrgios at 3
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Felix Auger-Aliassime vs. Hubert Hurkacz

Head-to-head: 2-0 Auger-Aliassime

This is a great match between the rising stars of the men’s game. Hubert Hurkacz has had a very up and down year so far. However, it looks like it will do well on the lawn again. The Polish No. 1 reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon last year and is hoping for an impressive display this time around. However, things aren’t looking so good for him as far as Halle’s progression as he faces Auger-Aliassim next. The Canadian appears to be in great shape and is one of the most complete players on the ATP Tour. He took a major championship win far from taking the last big step in his rise and establishing himself as a perennial Grand Slam contender on all surfaces. He also has a great game on grass and reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last year. I wouldn’t be surprised if he takes a step or two forward this year, both at Wimbledon and here in Halle.

Prediction: Auger-Aliassime at 2
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Daniil Medvedev vs Roberto Bautista Agut

Head-to-head: 3-0 Bautista-Agot

Well, things don’t look good for Medvedev so much as a trophy to make up for the one he definitely feels let go of last week at the Den Bosch Open. He has dominated the world No. 1 so far this week and he definitely looks like the favourite. However, he wouldn’t be too happy to face Roberto Bautista Agut in the quarter-finals. The duo have met three times on hard courts, twice in the past two years. During those three meetings, Medvedev won only one set. Medvedev is definitely a capable player on grass and would love his chances here. However, his defense wall is not impenetrable in these courts. The ball often stays low and out of his attacking area, which makes things difficult for the Russian. He’s the favorite here. However, I think the Spaniard and his effective forehand have a real chance of falling apart if Medvedev is slightly off his game.

Prediction: Bautista-Agut in 3
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