Wimbledon Day 2 Predictions Including Nick Kyrgios vs Paul Jubb

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The always entertaining Nick Kyrgios goes up against Paul Jubb on day 2 of Wimbledon, while Richard Gasquet duels with Joao Sousa. We have predictions for every day 2 match from London including Stefanos Tsitsipas opening match.

Nick Kyrgios vs Paul Jubb

Glenys Furness: Kyrgios can play on grass. The outcome of this match depends on which version of Kyrgios turns up on court that day. Having made the semi final in Stuttgart, before losing to Andy Murray, and in Halle before losing to Hubert Hurkacz, the Australian can win matches. Jubb, on the other hand, qualified at Queens before losing a tight first round match. The Brit didn’t qualify for Eastbourne. On paper the Australian should take this easily, however it depends on the day. Having gone deep in other events, and with no ranking points on offer, Kyrgios doesn’t have the same motivation here, so Jubb in four sets. Jubb in 4

Damian Kust: We’ll see if the Mallorca withdrawal was just prevention from Nick Kyrgios or any serious health issue. Regardless, this is an opening-round draw he just should be capitalizing on, even if not quite in full flight. Kyrgios in 3

Dennis Novak vs Facundo Bagnis

Glenys: Dennis Novak came through qualifying, so is already acclamatised to the courts at Wimbledon. Facundo Bagnis made the semi final of the challenger event held in Portugal as the second seed. As a first round match, this has the makings of a classic. Bagnis will edge into the second round in five close sets. Bagnis in 5

Damian: This is a great opportunity for the qualifier, who made the third round at Wimbledon once before. Facundo Bagnis was still playing a clay semifinal at Oeiras on Saturday and shouldn’t stand a chance against someone with Dennis Novak’s weapons. Novak in 3

Holger Rune vs Marcos Giron

Glenys: Holger Rune has not had a good start on grass. Losing in Halle in the first round to the sixth seed, then by far worse, as the eighth seed lost in three sets to British Wildcard Ryan Peniston in Eastbourne. Marcos Giron has been getting better and better on the run in to Wimbledon. After two first round losses the American made the quarter final in Mallorca before losing to the second seed. Rune is seeded here, but for the Dane, this means nothing as shown by Eastbourne. Giron will take this in four sets. Giron in 4

Damian: It’s gonna take some time for Holger Rune to adjust to the grass and this isn’t a great first-round matchup. Marcos Giron has once again proven how tough a competitor he is in recent weeks and the Dane will have to be on top of his game from the get-go. Giron in 5

Richard Gasquet vs Joao Sousa

Glenys: Tricky one to call this, with both not performing well in the run in. Although Gasquet has made the semi finals in a couple of recent challenger events. Sousa made the final in Geneva, but has lost in the first round of the grass events run in. Both are not in great form, but the Frenchman will take this in four sets. Gasquet in 4

Damian: Richard Gasquet is arriving in London without any grass preparation, while Joao Sousa couldn’t grab a win in three tournaments. There’s certainly all to play for here, but the Frenchman is generally the stronger player on the lawn (two-time Wimbledon semifinalist). Gasquet in 4

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