Day 2 at the ATP Paris Masters is shaping up to be quite a good one. We have a mix of first and second round matches, and we’re here to share our thoughts on them with you. Who do you think will advance?
ATP Paris Day 2 Predictions
Lorenzo Sonego vs Taylor Fritz
Head-to-head: Sonego 2-3 Fritz
Taylor Fritz is coming into the match on the back of a final appearance at the St. Petersburg Open, which came after an inspired semifinal run at the Indian Wells Masters. It can be safely said that Fritz is in great form, and might make it deep in Paris too. Lorenzo Sonego might not be extremely satisfied with his recent results. In a few of his latest tournaments, he showed promise in the first round, only to unravel in the later rounds. The duo have played five matches till now, with Fritz leading the head-to-head. The competition promises to be a close one, but we should see Fritz extending his lead.
Prediction: Fritz in 3
Miomir Kecmanovic vs Gael Monfils
Head-to-head: First Meeting
Gael Monfils is enjoying his time of resurgence, showing consistent performances at each and every event he has played in the recent past. Maybe it all started in Toronto, where he turned a match from a set down against John Millman. Monfils will be hoping to give a strong performance here as well. For a very long time now, Miomir Kecmanovic has been underperforming on the Main Tour. It’s been months since he pulled off a good upset, or even showed some consistency. Kecmanovic stands a better chance if he goes back to the Challenger Tour for a while, and gets his confidence back. He did well to qualify for the main draw without dropping a set, but it seems that Monfils will cut short the Serb’s campaign.
Prediction: Monfils in 2
Frances Tiafoe vs Marcos Giron
Head-to-head: First Meeting
Frances Tiafoe was doing very well at all tournaments he played since the Toronto Masters, and it was only going to be a matter of time before he did something big. His breakthrough came sure enough, last week at the Vienna Open. On his way to the final, he defeated Tsitsipas, Schwartzman, and Sinner in consecutive matches, before falling to Zverev. He is indeed enjoying a superb run. Marcos Giron came through the qualifying rounds here at the Paris ATP, after failing to qualify at Vienna. He was starting to look good after doing well at Winston-Salem and Sofia, but hasn’t made much waves in the tour so far. Tiafoe should continue his great from in this tournament.
Prediction: Tiafoe in 2
Karen Khachanov vs Mikael Ymer
Head-to-head: Khachanov 1-0 Ymer
For any other player, it would be average form, but for Khachanov, his recent outcomes indicate a bad patch. After following up his great run at Wimbledon with a great run at the Olympics, Khachanov’s performance has fallen rather low. However, he can take satisfaction in the fact that that three of his latest losses have come either come against an eventual champion or runner-ups. On the other side, Mikael Ymer is also going through a poor patch. After his run to the finals at the ATP Winston-Salem, his performance has dropped. Though Ymer did well to come through two qualifying matches before playing the main draw at Paris, it seems unlikely that he will progress to the next round.
Prediction: Khachanov in 3
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