ATP Cup Sydney Day 2 Predictions Including Denis Shapovalov vs John Isner

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Day 2 of the ATP Cup in Sydney sees Team USA face off with Team Canada, in this set of predictions we also look at the Russia vs France matchup. We have predictions for all of the singles matches at the ATP Cup including Matteo Berrettini vs Alex De Minaur.

Roman Safiullin vs Arthur Rinderknech

Safiullin had a losing record on the Challenger Tour last year (9-14) and has never been able to make a significant breakthrough to the ATP level. Rinderknech is a big contrast to that, his 2020 season was a huge breakthrough, he won 18 matches (18-17) at the ATP Tour level, and was also a fantastic 19-9 on the Challenger Tour, including one title. The Frenchman reached the quarters in both Antwerp and Stockholm to close the year and will be looking to make a nice run at the Australian Open. He has the clear upper hand in this match. Rinderknech in 2

Daniil Medvedev vs Ugo Humbert

Humbert won their only meeting on clay in Hamburg, that will give him some confidence in this matchup. The French player struggled after reaching the Olympic quarterfinals, he was 19-21 overall on the season with a title in Halle. Medvedev is of course way more accomplished, the world #2 finished the season in world class form, winning the US Open, reaching finals in Paris and the ATP World Tour Finals, and helping Russia win the Davis Cup. Overall, his 62-13 record exceeded his 56 wins in 2019, and the defending Australian Open finalist scored a host of titles last season including the ATP Cup, and four others (US Open, Canada Masters, Marseille and Mallorca). Medvedev should get his h2h revenge given the surface unless he’s out of sorts. Medvedev in 2

Denis Shapovalov vs John Isner

The last couple of seasons have not been great for John Isner, he was 23-13 (title in Atlanta) in 2021 after a 10-10 campaign in 2020, he’s slipped out of the top 20 and struggled last fall after reaching the semis in Canada. His serve remains dangerous but other parts of his game have fallen to the wayside. Shapovalov reached the final in Stockholm to finish his season, his 31-22 campaign was an improvement on 2020, and he did reach two ATP finals. While Shapovalov isn’t quite in the game’s elite yet, he looks better positioned than Isner right now to win matches. Shapovalov in 3

Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Taylor Fritz

A finalist in St. Petersburg and semifinalist in Indian Wells, Fritz is a player to watch in 2022, his 34-22 record last year was his best ever on the ATP Tour and he’s showing clear signs he can post some big wins in the new year. The Canadian FAA was a semifinalist in Stockholm and the US Open, he also had a career year in 2021 going 38-23 with two finals (he’s still yet to win an ATP title in eight final appearances). Both these players are high octane and this is a match to watch, I’ll give Auger-Aliassime a slim edge but this is a coin flip really. Auger-Aliassime in 3

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