Another day at the ATP Singapore Tennis Open and another day of players ranked far below what you would expect in an official ATP event. It is what is is, however, and while the matches aren’t exactly exciting, let’s see what we have.
ATP Singapore Tennis Open Day 2 Predictions
Marc Polmans vs Yasutaka Uchiyama
Uchiyama has lost ten of his last 11 matches, including a first-round loss at the Australian Open just like his opponent. On paper an opponent like the Australian should be great to get himself back into winning ways but Polmans perhaps found some good form this month barely losing to top 60 player Marton Fucsovics who later went onto beat Stan Wawrinka. It should be close but Uchiyama’s poor results are likely to continue.
Prediction: Polmans in 3
James Duckworth vs Yannick Hanfmann
One of the better more competitive matches on paper from the event in Singapore features the World #100 against #105, and of course one of them just happens to also be Australian just like two of the day’s other matches. Duckworth is the better hard court player, so while this could go either way, I think he’ll come through in the end.
Prediction: Duckworth in 3
Altug Celikbilek vs Shintaro Mochizuki
I would be lying if I told you I was too familiar either of these men before this event. IOne is ranked #639 and the other #302. Regardless of that, it’s nice for lower ranked players to have the chance to play in an ATP event and on the main court as well. Wild card Mochizuki has struggled for Futures level wins, while the Turkish player on the other hand had two solid qualifying wins here to enter the main draw. I would be shocked if Mochizuki is able to put up a fight.
Prediction: Celikbilek in 2
Radu Albot vs John-Patrick Smith
Finally a seed in action! Albot made massive strides in 2019 with his maiden ATP title and almost beating Roger Federer in Miami too, since then things haven’t exactly gone how he would have liked. This is a great chance for the Moldavian to get things going again playing the world #306 qualifier Smith. I can’t see this one being very tricky at all for the higher ranked man.
Prediction: Albot in 2
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