Day 4 at Den Bosch will see plenty of exciting ATP action, with Felix Auger-Aliassime making his debut, along with the likes of Karen Khachanov and other big names. For an ATP 250, Den Bosch has a very packed field and promises to deliver a lot of high quality tennis throughout the week.
ATP Den Bosch Day 4 Predictions
Karen Khachanov vs Kamil Majchrzak
Head-to-head: Khachanov 2-0 Majchrzak
Khachanov won the previous two meeting between the pair without dropping a set, both on clay. Grass should only further exacerbate the gap between the two players, with Khachanov being competent on the surface (reached the quarters at Wimbledon last year, taking Shapovalov to five sets) and Majchrzak somewhat struggling on it. Any result other than a comfortable Khachanov victory would be quite the surprise here.
Prediction: Khachanov in 2
Ilya Ivashka vs Emil Ruusuvuori
Head-to-head: Ivashka 3-1 Ruusuvuori
Ivashka won on all three occasions they played last year, but the matchup dynamics will certainly change a bit on grass, where neither player is particularly comfortable. A very tight match is to be expected here in what is surely the least “glamorous” match on Thursday’s order of play.
Prediction: Ivashka in 3
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Tallon Griekspoor
Head-to-head: first meeting
Felix Auger-Aliassime was arguably Nadal’s biggest challenge en route to his 14th Roland Garros title, taking the Spaniard to five sets in the 4th round. He’ll surely be disappointed at having lost that one, but full of confidence ahead of the grass season. After his showing on the surface last season, he’s definitely of the favorites for Wimbledon and perhaps the favorite to win this week in the Netherlands. Griekspoor is absolutely dominant at Challenger level but has been struggling with the transition to the main tour and here he got just about the worst draw he could possibly have got.
Prediction: Auger-Aliassime in 2
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