Day 2 action in Moscow features Tommy Paul vs Mikael Ymer at the Kremlin Cup, Adrian Mannarino also plays on the indoor hard courts of ATP Moscow. We have predictions for matches featuring Ilya Ivashka as well.
Roman Safiullin vs Adrian Mannarino
Mannarino has struggled this summer and played sparingly after a knee injury at Wimbledon. This year he currently sports the lowest ATP win total he’s had since 2013. Safiullin is a career Challenger Tour player who is near a career high ranking. The Russian has very limited ATP experience but he’s playing at home. Normally Mannarino would be favored but I’m not sold on his form and fitness, he will either edge this match or suffer another early exit. Safiullin in 3
Tommy Paul vs Mikael Ymer
Paul has two wins over Ymer, and has been excellent in hard court Masters lately, winning matches in Canada, Cincy, and most recently Indian Wells where he made the round of 16. The American has hovered around a career best ranking all season and has posted the bulk of his ATP wins overall in the last year. He’s yet to make an ATP final, but that would be next on his list, Ymer reached the Winston-Salem final and is capable of some good tennis, this has also been a career best year for the Swede, though consistency has remained a challenge. This should be a good match, Paul is playing the better tennis right now and should have the upper hand. Paul in 2
Guido Pella vs Pedro Martinez
Pella won their only meeting, the Argentine has won a match in his last two tournaments, he’s still nowhere near his best tennis right now. Martinez has been incredible on clay, but not nearly as good on hard courts. Even still, he’s the higher ranked player and Pella isn’t super comfortable on hard courts either. Martinez in 3
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