ATP Halle Day 2 Predictions Including Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Marcos Giron

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Action from a deep and intriguing draw in Halle resumes on Tuesday with several top players taking to the court. Andrey Rublev, the #3 seed in this event, has already been eliminated by an inspired Nikoloz Basilashvili. Defending champion Ugo Humbert was also pushed hard by Radu Albot later in the day. Can top seeds and favourite restore order here?  Will a familiar face lift the trophy when all is said and done? It’s to soon to be sure, but we can certainly take a stab at predicting how things go on Tuesday. In fact, that’s exactly what we’ll do here in our ATP Halle day 2 predictions. Be sure to drop a comment below if you want to discuss any of our predictions or anything else tennis-related!

ATP Halle Day 2 Predictions

Tallon Griekspoor vs Alex Molcan

Head-to-head: 1 – 0 Griekspoor

This should be a fun match to watch. Both of these men have shot up the ATP rankings over the last 12 months and are two of the more in form players on the tour at the moment. That being said, Molcan has made his climb predominantly on clay courts and is relatively untested on grass at this level. By contrast, Griekspoor has played a fair bit on grass at challenger level or higher and has a game well suited for it. The Dutch star has a good serve and is relatively comfortable following it in to the net. This one could go either way, but I expect the experience on grass and a game slightly better suited to it to hand Griekspoor the win here.

Prediction: Griekspoor in 3

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Aslan Karatsev vs Karen Kachanov

Head-to-head: 4 – 2 Kachanov

A week ago this would have been a much harder match to predict. Both of these men are very talented players who are lacking form somewhat but can catch fire very quickly. However, Kachanov managed to find form last week at the Den Bosch Open in Hertogenbosch. By contrast, Karatsev has won just three of his last 15 matches. Kachanov looked great last week until he met Felix Auger-Aliassime who is one of the better players in the men’s game at the moment. I expect the confidence gained from that run to the quarterfinals to give Kachanov the edge here in what may well be a tightly fought and exciting match.

Prediction: Kachanov in 3

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Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Marcos Giron

Head-to-head: 2 – 0 Auger-Aliassime

This is a great matchup for Auger-Aliassime. He’s played Giron twice and is yet to drop a set against the American. One of those wins came at this very tournament last year, so it holds some weight in determining a potential winner for this encounter. Giron has played brilliant tennis over the last twelve months and should offer more stern resistance this time round. However, it’s hard to see how he overcomes the Canadian here. Auger-Aliassime has a huge serve and great power off both wings, as well as a more than capable net game. He should win comfortably here barring too many unforced errors, something he is prone to when he goes for too much.

Prediction: Auger-Aliassime in 2

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