ATP Swiss Open Day 2 Predictions Including Steve Darcis vs Joao Sousa

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Round of 32 action continues at the Swiss Open in Gstaad with the winners set to complete the round of 16 bracket. We have some exciting matches on Day 2 of the Swiss Open 2019. Here’s previewing four of those clashes.

ATP Swiss Open Day 2 Predictions

Jaume Munar vs Malek Jaziri

Head to head – First Meeting

Clay is easily the preferred surface for Jaume Munar, but he’ll be mightily disappointed with his clay-court results in 2019. The Spaniard now 22 years old is in woeful form, having last won a main draw match way back in Barcelona.

On the bright side, though, he takes on another out of form player in Malek Jaziri. The Tunisian is at a 6-15 win-loss record in 2019 and has had no momentum whatsoever. At 35 years old he may not get many more chances to go deep and doesn’t look likely he’s going to do it here.
Prediction: Munar in 3

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Gian Marco Moroni vs Tommy Robredo

Head to head – First Meeting (Robredo 2-0 Moroni in Challenger Events)

Both players take on each other in their first main draw match of 2019. The 37-year-old veteran, Tommy Robredo, was given a wild card and Gian Marco Maroni came via qualifying.

Robredo has waned off the ATP Tour, having last won a title in 2013. He defeated Roger Federer in the US Open that year as well but fast forward six years; the Spaniard is older and unable to muster good results. Moroni, on the other hand, is young and will be looking at this opportunity with vigor. Expect the young blood to eke out the win.
Prediction: Moroni in 3

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Denis Istomin vs Marc-Andrea Huesler

Head to head – First Meeting

Since his titanic win over Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open 2017, Denis Istomin has been much quieter on the ATP Tour. Istomin would be sad to see the grass-court season end since his best results have come on grass. But he won’t be complaining taking on the Swiss wil dcard Marc-Andrea Huesler, who hasn’t had a lot of matches on the ATP main tour.

Istomin would be wary of what home crowd support can do as is often the case at smaller events. The 107th ranked Istomin is at a 3-11 win-loss record in 2019, with his European clay-court swing culminating in him not qualifying at the French Open. Huesler has a great chance of notching up a memorable win in front of his home country I reckon.
Prediction: Huesler in 3

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Steve Darcis vs Joao Sousa

Head to head – First Meeting

If confidence was what Joao Sousa was lacking, he surely got it from his great run to the fourth round at Wimbledon, bowing out to Rafael Nadal. Seeded fifth at Gstaad, a good run here can see Sousa break into the top 40 albeit not for the first time.

He takes on Steve Darcis, who at 35 years of age is certainly past his best years. At Bastad, he endured a straight-set loss to Dennis Novak in the first round. The surface suits Sousa better and his game looks stronger to edge out the win.
Prediction: Sousa in 2

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