Predictions for the third day of the ATP

after, after Andrey Rublev It fell early, and the rest of Hale’s upper seed held out in the first round. What that means for tennis fans is a stacked second round that should be great to watch. Whether they can continue to perform is a question that needs answering and I will do my best to answer it in this set of ATP Halle’s Day 3 predictions. Feel free to leave a comment below if you’d like to give your opinion on my predictions or share some of your thoughts. We are always happy to hear from your fellow tennis fans.

Predictions for the third day of the ATP

Pablo Carreno Busta vs Sebastian Korda

Head-to-head: 1-0 Carreno Posta

Pablo Carreno Posta It took a while to settle into his first match at Halle but was able to secure a straight sets win against Holger Ron in the end. He now faces a tougher challenge in Sebastian Korda. American hit Christian Garin in straight sets in his last game and he has the tools to hurt most players on the lawn. If Carreno Busta can count down his foul and hit the ground running this time, I think he has the upper hand. He has to keep the ball as far from Korda’s forehand as possible to secure a win and I think he’s a smart enough player to get the job done in that regard. Choose a Spaniard to proceed with this.

Prediction: Carreno-Busta at 3
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Hubert Hurkacz vs Ugo Humbert

Face to face: first meeting

Neither of these people were particularly convincing in their first round matches. Ugo Humbert was pushed over the edge by Radu Albot who, to his credit, played some great tennis. Hubert Hurkacz On the other hand, Maxime Crissy took the distance largely because it was not clinical enough in the placebo group. When he’s on a song, the pole is one of the best guys in the men’s game. However, Humbert is well suited for this deck and He is the defending champion in Halle. If the young French star performs well, it will be hard to beat him. He did exactly that in his first match and can definitely raise his game a notch or two. Hurkacz won’t get away with taking his foot off the gas for a second time in this deep draw at Halle.

Prediction: Humbert in 2
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Felix Auger-Aliassime vs. Mackenzie McDonald

Head-to-head: 1 – 0 McDonald’s

Felix Auger-Aliassime He was very good in most of his last matches against Marcos Giron. However, the mediocre play patches in the second set are cause for concern. The young Canadian has a game that translates well to any surface and can beat anyone when he’s shooting. However, he still throws the occasional game where he goes a lot and errors flow freely from his racket. Fortunately, those moments are less common this year and he should be able to charge here as he takes on another American at MacKenzie McDonald. MacDonald looked good in his first-round match – a back-to-back win over Huesler – but Auger-Aliassime appeared to be way too far for him in this match.

Prediction: Auger-Aliassime at 2
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Daniel Medvedev vs. David Goffin

Face to face: 3 – 1 Medvedev

Probably Daniil Medvedev He is still in pain from losing the finals Last week in Den Bosch open. That makes him a dangerous prospect here in Hale. The Russian is undoubtedly at his best on the hard court, but his playing on grass is not far behind and is a real threat on the surface. He lost his only meeting on grass with David Goffin 3-2 at Wimbledon in 2019. However, he has improved a lot since then and I don’t see the Belgian having enough firepower to get past him. Having to throw the kitchen sink at the Russian from point one and maintaining that level long enough to win two sets against one of the best defenders in the men’s game seems out of reach.

Prediction: Medvedev at 2
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Nick Kyrgios vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas

Face to face: 2 – 1 Kyrgios

I wrote yesterday that I am not convinced Stefanos Tsitsipas He did not like his chances in Hala, and some of you disagreed with me. Then he went and looked shaky at best against Benjamin Ponzi, a guy with very little grasscourt experience at this level. The Greek’s reward for this unconvincing victory is a match against a great player on the grass Nick Kyrgios. The Australian saw Altmaier in straight sets in his first match and looked good doing so. Tsitsipas can do little to hurt Kyrgios on the lawn. Kyrgios’ flat groundstrokes, superior serve and powerful touch to the net make him a tough prospect for anyone. If Kyrgios stays cool and calm, he has to win here. If not, we’ll probably get three groups to determine if he can control his emotions. I think he looked focused enough this year that he should get the job done this year.

Prediction: Kyrgios at 2

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