ATP Gstaad Day 2 Predictions Including Federico Delbonis vs Leandro Riedi

Juan Ignacio Londero in action ahead of the ATP Gstaad Open.

Day two at the ATP Gstaad Open features six first-round matches and we here at LWOT are offering our predictions for every match, including Laslo Djere vs Thiago Seyboth Wild, on what promises to be a long and action-packed day two. Who will make it to the second round?

ATP Gstaad Day 2 Predictions

Federico Delbonis vs Leandro Riedi

Head-to-Head: first meeting

This clay-court season is turning out to be one to remember for Federico Delbonis, the 30-year-old Argentine. Although Delbonis nears the twilight of his career, he has been experiencing a resurgence of sorts this year. His win-loss record on clay in 2021 stands at 30-11, which is excellent for a player ranked 46th in the world playing at tour-level. He arrives in Gstaad in good form, having made the semifinals at Hamburg last week, where he gave eventual champion Pablo Carreno Busta a tough fight.

Leandro Riedi, the nineteen-year-old Swiss, is ranked 748th in the world, and is playing in the main draw as a wildcard entry. Riedi is not without quality; he played his countryman Dominic Stricker for the French Open boys’ title in 2020. But since then Riedi has been inconsistent on the ITF Tour and has been unable to make a mark at the next level. Riedi has a lot to improve before he can challenge a player of Delbonis’ pedigree.

Prediction: Delbonis in 2
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Hugo Gaston vs Juan Manuel Cerundolo

Head-to-Head: Gaston 1-0 Cerundolo

Hugo Gaston unsurprisingly captured headlines after taking Dominic Thiem to five sets at the French Open last season. He didn’t have a tour-level win before he entered the main draw with a wildcard, but Gaston shocked the world with some thrilling wins, largely thanks to his highly intelligent use of drop shots. Since then, he has mostly played at Challengers and he had been struggling until making the final in Iasi last week.

Juan Manuel Cerundolo is a 19-year-old Argentine who has been consistent on the Challenger Tour, but has not yet established himself as an ATP-level regular. Cerundolo is also coming into the match after back-to-back losses, but expect him to come out all guns blazing against Gaston. This may even be the closest of the six matches on day two. But Cerundolo’s more consistent performances may see him gain the upper hand against Gaston. It would certainly explain why he is the higher-ranked man.

Prediction: Cerundolo in 3
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Tallon Griekspoor vs Juan Ignacio Londero

Head-to-Head: Griekspoor 1-0 Londero

Tallon Griekspoor, the 25-year-old world #105, has won three challenger tournaments in the past two months on clay. Griekspoor has settled nicely into the Challenger circuit and gathered a fair bit of experience on how to win tournaments. He also made second-round appearances at several ATP Tour events as well as qualifying at Wimbledon. He should have the edge here. Londero had been going through a bad patch, but a run to the semifinals at the Salzburg Challenger might have boosted his confidence. Still Griekspoor leads the head-to-head by having won their only previous match, which came in the final of the Tampere Challenger. Expect a similar result on Tuesday.

Prediction: Griekspoor in 3

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