The ATP’s grass court season continues with day 1 action from the Queen’s Club in London. Britain’s own Cameron Norrie and big server Reilly Opelka headline the day’s play. We also have predictions for matches featuring Jannik Sinner and Feliciano Lopez.
Reilly Opelka vs John Millman
Millman won their only meeting (Tokyo 2019), he should be refreshed, having last played in Rome, but he is coming off a back injury that caused him to take the time off and miss the French Open. Opelka seems better positioned to be a threat on grass with his big serve and capable go forward game. He won two matches at Roland Garros and was a Rome semifinalist on clay. It’s been a good season and it should continue for the American. Opelka in 2
Alejandro Tabilo vs Aslan Karatsev
Tabilo is in the draw as a lucky loser from qualifying and has a very thin resume at the ATP level, much less on grass. Karatsev has won 22 of his 25 career ATP match wins this season alone and is a totally different player from past years, having the season of his life. He already claimed his first ATP title and reached another final this season, his grass court resume is non existent but he still should have plenty of game and find his range against Tabilo, who is unlikely to offer a big challenge. Karatsev in 2
Cameron Norrie vs Albert Ramos Vinolas
The 3-0 h2h for Ramos goes out the window given they met all three times on Ramos best surface of clay, while Norrie is playing at home on grass. Ramos had a good clay court season, but his results on grass is his worst form on any surface, Norrie also had a good clay court season and is 25-13 on the year with two ATP finals already. He also has lacked stand out results on grass, but should be better positioned this week to improve on that than Ramos is. Norrie in 2