Matteo Berrettini takes on Cristian Garin on day 2 of Wimbledon 2022 as the grass court grand slam rolls on. We have predictions for every day 2 match including Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas matches.
Matteo Berrettini vs Cristian Garin
Damian Kust: Cristian Garin made the fourth round at Wimbledon last year, but that was mostly due to a dream draw full of clay-court specialists. He shouldn’t be able to pose any trouble to a bona fide title contender like Matteo Berrettini. Berrettini in 3
Glenys Furness: Berrettini as the eighth seed is favourite for this match. Coming into Wimbledon off the back of 2 grass court titles, the Italian has to be one of the favourites to actually lift the trophy at the end of the event. Garin, on the other hand, has lost early in Eastbourne and Halle. The Italian is full of confidence on the grass and will dispatch Garin easily in straight sets. Berrettini in 3
Daniel Elahi Galan vs Dominik Koepfer
Damian: Dominik Koepfer has only played seven matches in 2022, struggling with injuries. A few years back, the German was actually a very underrated grass-courter, winning the Ilkley Challenger in 2019. It all depends on his fitness here. Koepfer in 5
Glenys: An interesting match up this one, as both have not progressed deeply into the warm up events. The German lost in the first round in the last couple of events. Calan had faired only slightly better, making the second round of different events. This is a tricky match to call, however Koepfer will edge the win in five sets. Koepfer in 5
Alastair Gray vs Chun-Hsin Tseng
Damian: Alastair Gray has a pretty awful grass-court record (2-11), which is quite surprising given how well he performs indoors and in faster conditions. The Brit made plenty of improvement recently though and has a real chance to upset Chun-Hsin Tseng, who only played one grass match in the pros.
Gray in 5
Glenys: Brit Gray is making his main draw debut, with a wildcard entry. The Brit has four titles on the lower level. Having won ITF events in South Africa twice, Shrewsbury & Glasgow. Rewarded for his excellent results coming into Wimbledon, Gray will look forward to the home crowd. Tseng Chun-hsin made the quarter final in Parma Challenger, however has not had much practice on grass. With the home crowd support Gray should take this match in straight sets. Gray in 3
Lorenzo Sonego vs Denis Kudla
Damian: One of the biggest gems of the opening round. Denis Kudla has already beaten Lorenzo Sonego twice this year and has a phenomenal grass-court game. The Italian feels great on it too and this should be a brilliant affair to watch. Who wins it? Probably simply whoever plays better on the day. Sonego in 5
Glenys: Sonego made the quarter final in Stuttgart, losing to Berrettini and in the first round at Queens against Kudla. Eastbourne saw the Italian make the second round. Kudla qualified for Queens and lost to Berrettini in second round. As they have played each other recently, this should be a good match up once again. Sonego will edge this in five sets. Sonego in 5