French Open Day 5 Predictions Including Novak Djokovic vs Pablo Cuevas

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Novak Djokovic is a strong favorite in his round 2 match against Pablo Cuevas but Cuevas is capable on clay and could give him a challenge. We have all of your predictions for Day 5 of the French Open, in three other articles. One features Marin Cilic vs Roger Federer, another headlines Rafael Nadal vs Richard Gasquet, and the final features Alex de Minaur vs Marco Cecchinato.

Novak Djokovic vs Pablo Cuevas

Yesh Ginsburg: Djokovic looked as solid as ever in his opening match against Tennys Sandgren. Cuevas should be a tougher challenge, but just barely. Djokovic in 3

Damian Kust: Cuevas had a fair few great victories on clay in his prime and a couple of years ago, he’d probably have an outside chance. His decline has been quite rapid though and that level is probably unattainable to him at this point. Djokovic in 3

Yoshihito Nishioka vs Lorenzo Musetti

Yesh: Nishioka played well in the opening round and is a solid player. Musetti, though, looks finally ready to take a huge leap forward. Musetti in 4 

Damian: Goffin has been in a slump recently, but taking him out so confidently is still a fantastic result for Musetti. The Italian has a great draw here and it would be a shame if he missed it against a just decent clay-courter like Nishioka. Musetti in 4

Aljaz Bedene vs Diego Schwartzman

Yesh: Schwartzman hasn’t been playing well at all recently. Bedene impressed in the opening round. This has real upset potential. Bedene in 5

Damian: Schwartzman really needed a win right now and drawing Lu was a gift sent from heaven. Bedene might be an ideal opponent to keep the run going – great baseliner but not someone who’s just going to blow you off the court. The head-to-head’s puzzling and maybe the Argentinian will start reversing it. Schwartzman in 4

Jan-Lennard Struff vs Facundo Bagnis

Yesh: Struff pulled off a huge upset against Andrey Rublev. As long as he’s playing well, he should have little problem with Bagnis. Struff in 3

Damian: Beating Rublev was a stunning upset, but Struff’s level often fluctuates wildly between matches. This doesn’t have to be easy at all as Bagnis is having a great season thus far. The German should be very high on confidence though, so perhaps he’ll be up to solve the puzzle. Struff in 5

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