Wimbledon Day 2 Men’s Predictions Including Roger Federer vs Adrian Mannarino

Ilya Ivashka in action ahead of the Wimbledon Championships.

There should be plenty of entertaining tennis for the fans on day two at the All England Club. There are 32 matches on the slate at Wimbledon and as always we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for every match, including Matteo Berrettini vs Guido Pella, Nick Kyrgios vs Ugo Humbert, Fernando Verdasco vs Grigor Dimitrov, Hubert Hurkacz vs Lorenzo Musetti, Jan-Lennard Struff vs Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev vs Tallon Griekspoor and Kei Nishikori vs Alexei Popyrin. But who will reach the second round?

Wimbledon Day 2 Predictions

Roger Federer vs Adrian Mannarino

Jim: Roger Federer will of course be the favourite coming into this match, but Adrian Mannarino’s chances should not be dismissed out of hand. The Frenchman has a good record on the grass and his unorthodox style ensures he is never a straightforward opponent to face. Ultimately, however, Federer’s range of offensive weapons should give him a decisive edge.

Prediction: Federer in 4

Damian: Mannarino is a tricky customer on grass but, in a way, this is also an ideal matchup for Federer to start this tournament. Someone who will seriously test his baseline game, but without many weapons. Serve difference will probably end up mattering the most. A set for Mannarino is certainly possible.

Prediction: Federer in 4

Yesh: Mannarino hasn’t been as solid on the grass this year as in the past. Don’t let Federer’s performance in Halle fool you. The Swiss relishes every opportunity he has to play on the hallowed grass of SW19. He’ll perform.

Prediction: Federer in 3
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Juan Ignacio Londero vs Gianluca Mager

Jim: Both Juan Ignacio Londero and Gianluca Mager are more comfortable on the grass than the clay. But it is the Italian who has been in the better form of late. Londero has not won a match since beating Laslo Djere in the first round of qualifying in Madrid and there has been little in his recent performances to suggest that he will snap that losing streak here.

Prediction: Mager in 4

Damian:  This is a prime example of one of the meetings between clay-court specialists that the Wimbledon draw sometimes throws up. But Mager plays an attacking style that should translate to grass better, he’s also in much better form.

Prediction: Mager in 4

Neither one of these players loves the grass or is in great form. Of course, that can lead to tight and exciting matches. I don’t know who will win, and I don’t know the quality of play, but I know this will be a fun one.

Prediction: Mager in 5

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Marco Trungelliti vs Benjamin Bonzi

Jim: This is a huge opportunity for either Marco Trungelliti or Benjamin Bonzi to reach the second round at Wimbledon. Both men impressed in coming through the qualifying and there looks to be relatively little between them on paper. But Bonzi has the higher ceiling and has been playing more consistently of late. He should just about have the edge.

Prediction: Bonzi in 5

Damian: Qualifying was a tremendous effort from the veteran Trungelliti, but it expected that Bonzi should be able to do the same. The Frenchman has improved his serve and is a much better player on this surface.

Prediction: Bonzi in 4

Yesh: This should be another fun match. Again, I don’t know who will win. Bonzi has more potential, though, and should be more interesting to watch going forward. So I’ll take the Frenchman, but just by a hair.

Prediction: Bonzi in 4
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Jaume Munar vs Ilya Ivashka

Jim: Jaume Munar proved his enduring quality on the clay over the past few weeks, putting together some solid runs on the terre battue. But the Spaniard has never shown much aptitude for grass-court tennis. Up against the hard-hitting Ilya Ivashka, it looks like it may well be another short stay at Wimbledon for Munar.

Prediction: Ivashka in 3

Damian: Ivashka was in great form in the warm-ups and Munar’s game is really unsuited for grass. If the Belarusian plays like he against Federer in Halle, this could be a comfortable victory.

Prediction: Ivashka in 4

Yesh: For all his success on the clay, Munar’s game isn’t suited to the grass, and he still hasn’t learned how to be aggressive. Ivashka, meanwhile, has a big serve and forehand. That will get him through on this surface.

Prediction: Ivashka in 4

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