ATP Cologne Championships Day 2 Predictions Including Jannik Sinner vs James Duckworth

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The draw of the second ATP Cologne tournament is starting to take shape after main draw play began on Monday. Here are your predictions for day 2’s action including Jannik Sinner vs James Duckworth.

Damir Dzumhur vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Both players are in good form, with Dzumhur coming through qualifying after a strong run at some challenger events, while Davidovich Fokina reached the semis at this same venue last week. Given how well ADF played last week, he goes into this match a favorite and shouldn’t disappoint despite credible opposition. Davidovich Fokina in 2

Tennys Sandgren vs Pierre-Hugues Herbert

In a strange set of events, during a very strange year, Herbert lost his opening match of Cologne #1, and then had to enter qualifying for Cologne #2, where he won two straight matches to reach the main draw of the second tournament at this venue. Sandgren was decent in New York but Herbert’s serve should trouble him, and the American doesn’t play near as well in Europe. Herbert should hand Sandgren a third straight loss while winning his third straight match. Herbert in 2

Jannik Sinner vs James Duckworth

Sinner should have more than enough big hitting and skill to get past the journeyman Duckworth who fights hard for every point but lacks a lot of the natural skillset aspects needed to be elite on the ATP Tour. Sinner is coming off a quarterfinal at the French Open, while Duckworth is a lucky loser. Sinner should be able to wrap this up quickly. Sinner in 2

Fernando Verdasco vs John Millman

Both players are in poor form but Verdasco has a h2h win last year and did play slightly better last week, beating Andy Murray before falling short against Alexander Zverev. Millman is a capable player but he’s had a forgettable season so far, and a deep run is likely not in the cards this week. Verdasco in 3

Danilo Petrovic vs Dennis Novak

Novak has a h2h win against Petrovic on hard courts and is playing slightly better than the Serbian. Novak is 4-1 at this venue, like Herbert he played the first week’s tournament, then had to qualify for the second week and did so with success. Novak’s run of form should continue here. Novak in 2

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