Day 4 of the ATP Singapore Tennis Open is almost upon us. #1 seed Adrian Mannarino takes center stage for his opening match, alongside John Millman looking for his second career ATP Tour title.
ATP Singapore Tennis Open Day 4 Predictions
Radu Albot vs Yannick Hanfmann
Head-to-head: Albot 1-0
Hanfmann surprised everyone in the previous round brushing aside top 100 player James Duckworth, just losing six games. This time around, however, a much sterner test is in his way in the sixth seed Radu Albot. Match up wise the Moldavian should make Hanfmann play a lot more balls and return the serve well enough to get through this fairly comfortably.
Prediction: Albot in 2
Adrian Mannarino vs Roberto Marcora
Top seed Mannarino finally gets his tournament underway and starts with a fairly comfortable match on paper against Marcora, who’s just come off a good win against Latvian Ernests Gulbis. Like we often see when Top 50 players play those ranked outside the 150 or so, they’re just far too solid with fewer lapses. Even if rusty, Mannarino should get the win here without much hassle.
Prediction: Mannarino in 2
Soon-woo Kwon vs Yasutaka Uchiyama
Head-to-head: Kwon 2-0
Kwon is quite an interesting player who’s shot up the rankings to #81 in the world more or less under the radar. Coming off a Challenger win last week in Italy with a great win over teenager Lorenzo Musetti in the final, he struggled in his opening match in Singapore, winning 6-4 in the third against Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, ranked outside the top 200. Ultimately, the result of this is going to depend on just how fatigued and ready he is for the fight. If he’s not Uchiyama has a good chance to pick up the pieces and get the win.
Prediction: Kwon in 3
Matthew Ebden vs John Millman
Head-to-head: Ebden 3-0
The battle of the Aussies and in all honestly, two Aussies who play a very similar counterpunching sort of gamestyle. Unfortunately for the lower ranked one, Ebden, Millman does everything better. We’ve all seen how good Millman the world #39 has been in the past with a win over Federer at the US Open and almost another one in Australia. If he plays up to his ranking there’s no chance for Ebden here despite his great head to head record which features matches from 2010, 2011 and 2015.
Prediction: Millman in 2
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