ATP Paris Masters Day 2 Predictions Including Stan Wawrinka vs Daniel Evans

Wawrinka in action at the ATP Rome Masters

The Paris Masters 2020 moves on to the second day of action with a jam-packed schedule. Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka is in action along with other hopefuls. We preview and predict all ten Round of 64 matches and five Round of 32 matches scheduled for Day 2. We spread the 15 matches across four articles. The other three feature Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Ugo Humbert, Laslo Djere vs Kevin Anderson, and Norbert Gombos vs David Goffin.

ATP Paris Masters Day 2 Predictions

Round of 32

Pablo Carreno Busta vs Jan-Lennard Struff
Head to head – Carreno Busta 2-1 Struff

This pair has split its two meetings on hard courts, but Struff is in such strong form right now. Carreno Busta has been very solid and consistent recently as well, so expect a tight one, but I think the German just barely ekes things out.

Prediction: Struff in 3

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Round of 64

Yoshihito Nishioka vs Pablo Andujar

Head to head – First Meeting

Pablo Andujar hasn’t had a good run of results since French Open and with his game style, it’ll be even tougher to turn that around at the indoor courts in Paris. His opponent, Yoshihito Nishioka has had a decent 2020 with a win loss of 13-11 and reached the quarter-finals in Cologne. The Japanese is very aggressive from the baseline but his serve lets him down at times. Andujar isn’t going to attack from the baseline and that’s where Nishioka can step in and look to dictate the rallies. Nishioka should be confident of winning this match but he’ll have to fight for the win.
Prediction: Nishioka in 3

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Tennys Sandgren vs Pierre-Hugues Herbert

Head to head – Hugues-Herbert 1-0 Sandgren
Pierre-Hugues Herbert definitely holds a slight mental edge over Tennys Sandgren when they face off in the first round. The Frenchman got the better of the American in three sets in the recently concluded tournament in Cologne. Herbert enjoys the faster surfaces as his serve and volley tactic fits well in these conditions. Sandgren is a fierce competitor and is likely to not go away easily but if the Frenchman serves well and to the backhand of Sandgren, Herbert should once again beat the American.
Prediction: Herbert in 3

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Stan Wawrinka vs Daniel Evans

Head to head – Wawrinka 4-0 Evans
Stan Wawrinka hasn’t looked in top form since the French Open ended. He lost in the quarter-finals in St. Petersburg and then the first round in Vienna. His opponent Daniel Evans on the other hand has looked in decent form the past two tournaments. However Evans will have to be at his very best if he’s to beat Wawrinka for the very first time. The Swiss will enjoy the conditions in Paris and once he gets his timing right, Wawrinka will be very tough to stop. Expect Evans to make it go right to the wire but Wawrinka’s superior groundstroke power should just see him through.
Prediction: Wawrinka in 3

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