ATP Halle Day 2 Predictions Including Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Benjamin Bonzi

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Our final set of ATP Halle day 2 predictions features World #6 Stefanos Tsitsipas and 2021 Wimbledon semifinalist Hubert Hurkacz. Tuesday promises to be full of incredible tennis and the three matches featured here should be no different. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how they could pan out when all is said and done. If you have your own take on any matches or want to discuss any points we’ve made, feel free to drop a comment below and we can have a chat!

ATP Halle Day 2 Predictions

Oscar Otte vs Miomir Kecmanovic

Head-to-head: First meeting

The advantage lies with Otte in this match. The German looked good in Stuttgart last week and his big serve and aggressive ground game suit grass well. Kecmanovic is more of a counterpuncher and doesn’t have the same speed of serve as the German does. He also hasn’t played since the French Open and may well take time to adjust to playing on grass. Expect Otte to take full advantage if that is the case and secure another win in what has been a brilliant year for him so far.

Predictions: Otte in 2

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Hubert Hurkacz vs Maxime Cressy

Head-to-head: First meeting

After heading to the wrong Halle, Cressy finally made it to the right part of Germany in time to win both his qualifiers and be rewarded with an immensely tough first round match for his troubles. Hurkacz made the Wimbledon semifinals last year in what was a career year for the Polish star. However, he does continue to yo-yo wildly between superb tennis and average-at-best performances. If he plays with the former level in Halle he could well win the title here. At the very least he should have enough to get past Cressy in what will be a tricky first round test for Hurkacz.

Predictions: Hurkacz in 3
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Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Benjamin Bonzi

Head-to-head:

Fair warning in advance, I remain unconvinced by Tsitsipas on any surface that isn’t clay. Outside of the red dirt and Australian hard courts, the Greek doesn’t perform consistently enough to be elite in my view. Nowhere is that more apparent than on grass, where Tsitsipas holds a 3-5 record since 2019. He’s also bombed out of Wimbledon early on multiple occasions. Granted he is only 23, but I am yet to see much evidence that the Greek can change his fortunes on grass. Bonzi is by no means an elite grass court player, but he will like his chances of an upset here. This one will likely go the distance if the Frenchman can bring some of the form he’s shown this year to Halle with him. I think Tsitsipas just edges this, but I don’t see him going much further in Halle even if he does.

Prediction: Tsitsipas in 3

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