Tokyo Olympics Day 1 Predictions Including Tennys Sandgren vs Pablo Carreno Busta

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Tokyo Olympic Tennis gets underway on Day 1 with action featuring the USA’s Tennys Sandgren vs Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta. We have predictions for all of the Olympic Tennis at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, split between four articles. One features Fabio Fognini vs Yuichi Sugita, the second headlines Novak Djokovic vs Hugo Dellien, and the third features Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Bublik.

Lorenzo Musetti vs John Millman

Damian Kust: Millman has played very well in Asia before, but the slower hard court conditions also suit Musetti quite well. The Australian is such a frustrating opponent to face and I don’t think the 19-year-old’s style matches up against him too well. Millman in 3

Steen Kirby: Musetti is struggling and the Olympics are on hard courts this year, Millman hasn’t been playing his best tennis either but he has more experience and slightly better form. Millman in 3

Yesh Ginsburg: Musetti is a future star. He is playing really well, and almost derailed Djokovic’s Grand Slam dreams at the French Open. He could get another chance in Tokyo, and he won’t have trouble getting there. Musetti in 2

Miomir Kecmanovic vs Kamil Majchrzak

Damian: Their matchup history contains three very different hard-court encounters, leading up to an intriguing battle here. Kecmanovic hasn’t been playing well recently, which should give Majchrzak a chance, especially as he just won the Polish National Championships and should be coming in with more confidence. Majchrzak in 3

Steen: Kecmanovic leads the h2h 2-1, but Majchrzak is in much better form and looks well positioned to reach the next round. Majchrzak in 3

Yesh: Kecmanovic is much more talented, but he’s also prone to lengths of poor play. Ultimately I usually pick with talent over consistency, but this is absolutely a match that the Serbian can throw away if he tries. Kecmanovic in 3

Tennys Sandgren vs Pablo Carreno Busta

Damian: Carreno Busta just raised a big title in Hamburg and this could be a great chance for him to grab a big run at an even more important event. The slow hard court conditions should be perfect for his game and Sandgren has been struggling the whole season. Carreno Busta in 2

Steen: Carreno Busta is playing very well, Sandgren is relatively pedestrian these days, Carreno Busta has a chance at a medal and I don’t see him slipping up with this opening match. Carreno Busta in 2

Yesh: Sandgren likes these types of courts, so don’t be surprised if the American comes out swinging. Carreno Busta is solid, but this is definitely a match he can lose if he isn’t careful. Sandgren in 3

Pedro Sousa vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Damian: Sousa lost in the first round in 7 of his last 8 events and played just three matches on hard courts this season. Davidovich Fokina feels much more comfortable on this surface and should be healthy already after some slight issues in the grass season. Davidovich Fokina in 2

Steen: Pedro Sousa is a career journeyman, Davidovich Fokina is not in his best form but looks to be a much better player in this matchup. Davidovich Fokina in 2

Yesh: Davidovich Fokina is such a fun young player to watch, and he’s playing well on all surfaces. This match won’t be close. Davidovich Fokina in 2

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