Despite being an ATP 250, the ATP Stockholm Open attracts many top seeds. The top-4 here are Jannik Sinner, Felix Auger Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, and Dan Evans. The day 2 at Stockholm will feature some close matches, and entertainment is promised.
ATP Stockholm Day 2 Predictions
Peter Gojowczyk vs Marcos Giron
Head-to-head: Gojowczyk 1-0 Giron
Peter Gojowczyk enjoyed an unexpected dream run at the US Open, narrowly losing to Spanish sensation Carlos Alcaraz in the fourth round. He followed it up with a semifinal run to the Metz ATP, losing out to eventual champion Hubert Hurkacz in the semifinal. However, after that performance, Gojowczyk has lost four matches on the trot. Still, two of the matches went to three sets, and Gojowczyk can dismiss those performances and look forward. Marcos Giron is coming into the match after an average performance at the recently concluded Paris Masters. But the fact that he defeated the likes of Frances Tiafoe and Diego Schwartzman in consecutive matches will take his confidence a long way. This will be a very close match, but Giron should be able to take revenge this time.
Prediction: Giron in 3
Andrea Vavassori vs Pavel Kotov
Head-to-head: Vavassori 0-1 Kotov
Both players in this encounter very rarely manage to make the main draws in the ATP Tour. Ranked in the late 200s, both of them have done a very good job to qualify for the main draw at the Stockholm Open. Andrea Vavassori wasn’t having an extremely fascinating run on the Challenger Tour as of late. In the qualifying rounds at Stockholm, he defeated Nikola Milojevic and Nino Serdarusic in three-setters. His opponent, Pavel Kotov, faced Raul Brancaccio and Egor Gerasimov in the qualifying rounds, both of whom he dismissed in straight sets. The head-to-head favors Kotov, from their meeting in 2019. And owing to his slightly better form than Vavassori, Kotov should manage to bag this win.
Prediction: Kotov in 3
Denis Istomin vs Filip Krajinovic
Head-to-head: Istomin 0-1 Krajinovic
Denis Istomin did very well to qualify for the main draw here in Stockholm. He had been on an eight-match losing streak, going without a win for almost four months. Istomin defeated Jonathan Mridha and Jozef Kovalik in the qualifying rounds. However, his campaign might end here. Filip Krajinovic comes into the match having entered an unwelcome losing streak of four matches. Apart from his semifinal run at the Sofia Open, Krajinovic hasn’t been winning much. He would be eager to turn around the corner and should get be able to start here.
Prediction: Krajinovic in 2
Elias Ymer vs Frances Tiafoe
Head-to-head: First Meeting
Elias Ymer is not enjoying his best form on Tour currently. He managed to qualify for a few ATP main draws in the past few months, but apart from that, Ymer hasn’t tasted much success. He was granted a wildcard entry for his home event, and will try to make this opportunity count. Frances Tiafoe had a superb performance at the Vienna Open, where he fell short at the final hurdle. At Paris, however, he couldn’t back it up with a good performance, falling in the first round. Expect Tiafoe to get his campaign back on track here in Stockholm. He starts as the first seed here, but might be able to do something big if he brings his Vienna form here.
Prediction: Tiafoe in 2
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