The remainder of Round 1 will be completed on Day 2 of action on the clay of the ATP Cordoba Open. There are ten matches on the courts in Argentina, and we preview four of them in this article.
ATP Cordoba Open Day 2 Predictions
Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs Andrej Martin
These two players have never met, which is not surprising given the 21-year-old Etcheverry’s short sting on tour. The young Argentine is a rising talent and was impressive in qualifying here. Martin might be ranked higher at the moment, and he’s playing decent Challenger-level tennis. I really like Etcheverry’s game and talent, though, and the “Golden Swing” is an excellent chance for him to show everyone.
Prediction: Etcheverry in 3
Juan Manuel Cerundolo vs Thiago Seyboth Wild
Cerundolo’s brother defeated Seyboth Wild just last week at the Concepcion Challenger, where the Argentine finished runner-up. Seyboth Wild had his Tour-level breakthrough a year ago, but he hasn’t quite followed up on that. Juan Manuel is not quite up to Francisco’s level yet, but the teenager has real potential. I wouldn’t be shocked at an upset, but I’m not confident in it.
Prediction: Seyboth Wild in 3
Pedro Sousa vs Federico Delbonis
The pair have met twice before, and Delbonis won both matches in straight sets. However, both of those matches were all the way back in 2013, and each has had a full career of ups and downs since then. Which man will come out ahead here? Surface shouldn’t be an issue, as both men like the clay. South Americans tend to perform during the “Golden Swing,” and Delbonis is playing a bit better generally at the moment. I’ll take the Argentine, though not with too much confidence.
Prediction: Delbonis in 3
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