ATP Gstaad Day 2 Predictions Including Laslo Djere vs Thiago Seyboth Wild

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Eight first-round matches are lined up on the schedule at the ATP Gstaad Open on Day two. We here at LWOT are offering our predictions for all eight matches on what promises to be a long and action-packed day, including Federico Delbonis vs Leandro Riedi. Who will make it to the second round?

ATP Gstaad Day 2 Predictions

Laslo Djere vs Thiago Seyboth Wild

Head-to-Head: Djere 1-0 Seyboth Wild

The 52nd ranked Serbian Laslo Djere is in hot form after a run to the semifinals at the Hamburg Open. He is the seventh seed in the tournament. Djere also made the quarterfinals at the Geneva Open and reached the third round at the French Open. In short, the Serb is looking good on clay as of late. Thiago Seyboth Wild, in contrast, doesn’t have any impressive results on the tour of late. Curiously enough, he played Djere just five days back, in the first round at Hamburg. Djere came on top in two sets, although the first set went to a tiebreaker.

After falling behind in the tiebreak, Seyboth Wild completely lost the plot and got broken three times to lose the second set 6-1. He has to learn to control his emotions and be mentally strong on the court. The Brazilian will have to show consistency and enterprise to come out on top against a quality baseliner like Djere. In truth, it looks like Djere should pick up a win anyway; but the scoreline may well depend on how well Seyboth Wild handles pressure situations.

Prediction: Djere in 2
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Dennis Novak vs Kacper Zuk 

Head-to-Head: Zuk 1-0 Novak

Dennis Novak competes principally at Challenger-level and has been posting mixed results of late. He endured a patch of bad form earlier this year, falling in the qualifying rounds in Barcelona, Munich, Stuttgart, and Halle, as well as getting average results in Challengers. Considering such form, qualifying for the Bastad main draw was a big positive for him – even if he lost in the first round. He will hope to go one better in Gstaad. He should have a good chance.

His opponent was originally Yannick Hanfmann, who pulled late. Now he is pitted against Kacper Zuk. Zuk had a dreamlike campaign at the Croatia Challenger which he won in April. Since then, he has seen a dip in performance, suffering several defeats to lower-ranked players. As a result, even though he leads the head-to-head by one win – which came at the ATP Cup in Australia — Novak is the favourite to win, being the higher-ranked and more experienced player. Still, it should be a close encounter.

Prediction: Novak in 3
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Arthur Rinderknech vs Dominic Stricker

Head-to-Head: first meeting

The talented Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech is currently ranked 100th in the world. He looks certain to climb higher soon, however, and is in impressive form after reaching the quarterfinals in Bastad rather comfortably. He looks to be at home on the clay too, with the biggest win of his career so far coming against Jannik Sinner at the ATP Lyon Open. Rinderknech served very well throughout that match, and though his game is perhaps even better suited to grass, he can clearly do well on clay.

Dominic Stricker’s rise might come across as almost fantastical looking at how he has soared up the rankings. He has climbed all the way up from 1169th to a career-high rank of world #280 last week. Still, he has been a little inconsistent of late. Rinderknech is the favorite to win the match. He should be able to wrap it up in straight sets.

Prediction: Rinderknech in 2

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