Los Cabos Day 1 Predictions Including Lucas Gomez vs Marcel Granollers

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Day 1 at the Los Cabos Open features local wild card Lucas Gomez in action against Marcel Granollers. It should be a great week of tennis in Mexico as the hardcourt swing heats up before the US Open next month.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran vs John Millman

H2H- First Meeting
Prajnesh Gunneswaran has struggled to find form as of late. The Indian has lost four consecutive matches dating back to the Antalya Open. His luck doesn’t get any better here going up against talented Australian John Millman. The Aussie typically does a good job beating players he should beat. Look for him to advance to the second round.
Prediction: Millman in 2

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Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Maxime Janvier

H2H- First Meeting

If Thanasi Kokkinakis can complete the match without any injuries that should be considered a win. The 23-year-old Australian hasn’t had much luck in his career in regards to staying injury-free. He’s entering the tournament via wild card as he’s had success in Los Cabos in the past, reaching the finals in 2017. If Kokkinakis is fit, he shouldn’t have any issues here against Janvier. The Frenchman had a tough match Sunday night, defeating Egor Gerasimov to qualify, but I think Kokkinakis wins this one.
Prediction: Kokkinakis in 2

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Mikhail Kukushkin vs Damir Dzumhur

H2H- Dzumhur leads 3-0
I was a little surprised to see the H2H so one-sided, as both of these players are pretty even in terms of talent. Dzumhur has done decently in Los Cabos in the past with a 5-2 record in his two appearances at the Los Cabos Open. I’d give a slight edge to Kukushkin here as Dzumhur played on clay in Bastad after Wimbledon, while Kukushkin hasn’t played since reaching the Round of 16 at the All-England Club.
Prediction: Kukushkin in 3

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Ernests Gulbis vs Jason Jung

H2H- First Meeting

Ernests Gulbis is coming into this match on an eight-match losing streak. The Latvian hasn’t been able to record a win since defeating Yoshihito Nishioka the week before Roland Garros. Gulbis is the more talented of the two players here, but his confidence is at an all-time low right now. Jung, on the other hand, is in form after winning two matches to qualify in Mexico. If Gulbis is going to get pick up a win, this match seems like an ideal place to start. I think the Latvian finally picks up a win.
Prediction: Gulbis in 3

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Lucas Gomez vs Marcel Granollers

H2H- First Meeting
This will be a big opportunity to wild card Lucas Gomez. Gomez comes in ranked #491 as he looks for his first Top 100 win on tour. Easy tour-level wins don’t come often; I don’t think Marcel Granollers lets this opportunity slip away. He wins very comfortably.
Prediction: Granollers in 2

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