ATP Geneva Open Day 3 Predictions Including Daniil Medvedev vs Richard Gasquet

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The ATP Geneva Open will open its turnstiles for World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev as he prepares to make his comeback from hernia surgery. The top seed will play Richard Gasquet in his first match since March. We have that pick covered in this article and three more matches in a separate article from a busy Day 3 of the event. Who do you think will advance?

ATP Geneva Open Day 3 Predictions

Pablo Andujar vs Joao Sousa

Head-to-head: Andujar 1-1 Sousa

Only four spots separate Andujar and Sousa in the rankings. But it is the 33-year-old Portuguese who has outperformed his opponent this season. Sousa’s return to the world’s Top 100 was bolstered by his title-winning run in Pune at the start of February. Andujar, in contrast, has suffered a slightly worrying drop in form despite making a promising start to the European clay swing in Marbella. And if his recent struggles with his body continue, Sousa could pounce.
Prediction: Sousa in 3

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Albert Ramos Vinolas┬ávs Christopher O’Connell

Head-to-head: first meeting

A month ago, this matchup would have Ramos Vinolas written all over it. But I look at it now and the more I like O’Connell’s chances. The Spanish lefty is in the midst of his worst sequence of results this season, having lost three matches in a row. In contrast, the Aussie has gone against the grain in recent weeks, winning a third career ATP Challenger title on the clay courts of Split. O’Connell has also navigated his way into the main draw of Geneva by winning a pair of qualifying matches. Pound for pound, O’Connell could match Ramos Vinolas’ rally tolerance and he might just hold a tiny edge in this one.
Prediction: O’Connell in 3

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Daniil Medvedev vs Richard Gasquet

Head-to-head: Medvedev 2-1 Gasquet

Medvedev will get his clay-court season up and running this week. The World No. 2 had been out of action for over a month after undergoing hernia surgery. His comeback has clearly come sooner than anticipated. Medvedev has a slightly innocuous opening match on his Geneva debut against Richard Gasquet. The Russian has forged a reputation as a stubborn defender and a very difficult player to break down, although his struggles on clay are well documented. An upset could be on the table here, but I fully expect Medvedev to problem-solve his way out of this tricky contest.
Prediction: Medvedev in 3

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