ATP Great Ocean Road Open Day 3 Predictions Including David Goffin vs Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz in action on the ATP Challenger Tour

The ATP Great Ocean Road Open is not slowing down and there will be a total of sixteen second-round matches on display on Wednesday. The top seeds will open their campaigns, including David Goffin who faces the best under-18 player in the world, Carlos Alcaraz. Who do you think will advance?

We’re also predicting Wednesday’s other 12 matches, spread out among three other articles. One article features Reilly Opelka vs Sergiy Stakhovsky, the second headlines Kevin Anderson vs Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, and the final features Alexander Bublik vs Christopher O’Connell.

ATP Great Ocean Road Open Day 3 Predictions

Miomir Kecmanovic vs Soon-Woo Kwon

Head-to-head: First meeting

Soon-Woo Kwon struggled to take out Andrej Martin in the opening round, going all the way to the third set tie-break. Miomir Kecmanovic also failed to leave a lasting impression in Antalya last month, losing straightaway to Stefano Travaglia. The Serbian should be eyeing a much deeper run here though and he shouldn’t have that much trouble taking control of the rallies here.
Prediction: Kecmanovic in 3

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Aljaz Bedene vs Dane Sweeny

Head-to-head: First meeting

Sounds like a complete mismatch on paper, but that’s only if you haven’t been following UTR exhibition events. Dane Sweeny showed there he’s a very interesting prospect and then went on to confirm that by reaching the third round in Australian Open qualifying and winning the first round against Ji Sung Nam here. Is he going to have enough to beat Aljaz Bedene already? Probably not and the Slovenian’s experience should be able to carry him through. The talented youngster should showcase some of his tennis talents again though and make Bedene work for the win.
Prediction: Bedene in 3

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Sam Querrey vs Stefano Travaglia

Head-to-head: First meeting

Both players have thrown in a mixed bag of performances this season so far. Even here in Melbourne, Sam Querrey was just two points away from defeat against Henri Laaksonen, while Stefano Travaglia was taken the distance by Roberto Carballes Baena. The Italian’s mental struggles are worrying and while he covers the court extremely well, closing out matches just isn’t his forte. Querrey’s huge power comes in really handy at such situations and it might just allow him to take this one home.
Prediction: Querrey in 3

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David Goffin vs Carlos Alcaraz

Head-to-head: First meeting

Expecting a lot from youngsters usually doesn’t end that well. Carlos Alcaraz didn’t even get a chance to prove his good hard courts disposition in the opening round as Attila Balazs retired after just four games. But with David Goffin’s extremely shaky form of late (besides the Antalya semifinals), the Spanish prodigy should really have a chance in this one. Inexperienced players tend to struggle to compete under pressure but it’s not like Goffin’s mentality is among his best assets. This could be real close and it’s tempting to go with the upset here.
Prediction: Alcaraz in 3

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