ATP Dallas Day 2 Predictions Including Tennys Sandgren vs Marcos Giron

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Day two of the ATP Dallas Open will see this 250 event kick-off in earnest with eight round of 32 singles matches set to be played. Though there is not a current top 50 player in action on Tuesday, there are many intriguing first-round matches to look forward to and, as always, we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for every match, including Oscar Otte vs Jack Sock. But who will advance?

ATP Dallas Day 2 Predictions

Tennys Sandgren vs Marcos Giron

Head-to-head: first meeting

Tennys Sandgren (Tennessee) and Marcos Giron (UCLA) represent two of the finer former college tennis players on tour. They will meet for the first time to kick off day two at the Dallas Open. Sandgren had arguably his worst professional season on tour in 2021 and has not done much to improve that thus far this season. Marcos Giron hit a career high ranking of world #56 in October of last year but started the 2022 season with an 0-3 record in Australia. Sandgren has the harder serve and more lethal forehand, but Giron is the more consistent player. The form for Sandgren just has not been there and, until he finds some, don’t expect him to pick up many wins at this level.

Prediction: Giron in 2
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Feliciano Lopez vs Jordan Thompson

Head-to-head: Thompson 2-0 Lopez

40-year-old Spaniard Feliciano Lopez still clearly loves the game as he continues to play in 250 events such as this one. Lopez is looking to pick up his first win against Australian Jordan Thompson having lost to him in Melbourne in 2019 and Acapulco in 2017. The hard-serving Lopez should relish the opportunity to play on these fast indoor hard courts Dallas is showing. With that being said, Jordan Thompson is scrappy enough to give the veteran fits on rallies of five+ shots. Expect Thompson to attack the Lopez serve early and enjoy success doing it.

Prediction: Thompson in 2
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Maxime Cressy vs Jurij Rodionov

Head-to-head: first meeting

One of the stories of the early season has been the rise of American Maxime Cressy. Cressy raised his ranking from #112 to #59 in just four weeks of tennis down in Australia. The old school serve-and-volleyer will take on 22-year-old Austrian Jurij Rodionov. Rodionov impressed in coming back from a set down in his qualifying final to make the main draw. Cressy and Rodionov are both relatively new to this level of tennis having just 46 combined tour-level matches played. Both guys are playing some high level tennis to start 2022 with Cressy holding a 9-4 tour record and Rodionov sitting at 7-4 in all competitions. If Cressy can figure out the lefty Rodionov’s patterns early, this should be comfortable enough day for the American.

Prediction: Cressy in 2
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Liam Broady vs Peter Gojowczyk

Head-to-head: first meeting

Liam Broady fought his way through qualifying to set up this first-round meeting with German Peter Gojowczyk. Broady, who has mainly been a Challenger level player during his professional career, has a great opportunity to make some noise in Dallas. Peter Gojowczyk has not been in form to start the 2022 season, losing all three of his matches played in straight sets. Broady, on the other hand, has tallied an early 6-2 match record, though five of those wins have come in qualifying rounds. I have always been fond of the lefty Liam Broady and think this is a week where he could legitimately do some tour level main draw damage.

Prediction: Broady in 3

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