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ATP Dallas Day 2 Predictions Including Oscar Otte vs Jack Sock

Yoshihito Nishioka in action ahead of the ATP Dallas Open.

Day two of the ATP Dallas Open will see this 250 get underway in earnest with eight round of 32 singles matches set to be played in Texas. There are several intriguing first round matches to look forward to and, as always, we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for every match on the slate, including Tennys Sandgren vs Marcos Giron. But who will advance?

ATP Dallas Day 2 Predictions

Oscar Otte vs Jack Sock

Head-to-head: first meeting

The lanky German Oscar Otte and former world #8 Jack Sock will do battle on day two af the ATP Dallas Open. Otte, after a fine showing at Wimbledon last year, did secure a main draw victory at this year’s Australian Open and currently holds a career high ranking of 84. Sock, on the other hand, has retired from both of his Challenger losses this season. Sock is looking to string together some healthy months and find some of his 2015-2017 form. If Sock serves well, and plays to the crowd, expect him to advance.

Prediction: Sock in 3
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Cedrik-Marcel Stebe vs Denis Kudla

Head-to-head: first meeting

Cedrik-Marcel Stebe and Denis Kudla are both long-time professional players who are still looking for to really establish themselves at tour-level. Both stand under 6-feet tall and are scrappy players who strike the ball well from both wings. Competing in just Challenger events, Stebe holds a 9-4 record this season, but he comes into this match off two draining three-set wins in the qualifying stage. Expect the American Kudla to use Stebe’s fatigue against him.

Prediction: Kudla in 2
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Vasek Pospisil vs Caleb Chakravarthi

Head-to-head: first meeting

Vasek Pospisil is coming off a a Quimper Challenger title just two weeks ago and is looking to bring that momentum to Dallas. His opponent, Caleb Chakravarthi, is a senior member of the Southern Methodist University tennis team, so will be playing in very familiar conditions. But he is the real underdog here. In fact, Chakravarthi does not currently have an ATP ranking and will be making his tour level debut against Pospisil. The crowd will be full of Chakravarthi’s teammates, but that should not faze the veteran Pospisil.

Prediction: Pospisil in 2
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Mitchell Krueger vs Yoshihito Nishioka

Head-to-head: first meeting

Born, raised, and currently residing in Dallas, Texas, Mitchell Krueger must be ecstatic to play in front of family and friends. The American is currently on a three-match losing streak but will look to crowd energy to propel him through this match. His opponent, Yoshihito Nishioka, has been in some all-time form of late. Nishioka won the Columbus Challenger two weeks ago and finished runner-up in last week’s Cleveland Challenger. Nishioka is certainly the more in-form player, but Krueger has the magic of playing in his hometown on his side.

Prediction: Nishioka in 3

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