ATP Gstaad Day 2 Predictions Including Hugo Gaston vs Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem in action ahead of the ATP Gstaad Open.

Day two at the ATP Gstaad Open promises a lot of entertaining action, with eight matches on the schedule in Switzerland and a number of star names set to take to the court. As always, we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for every match on the schedule, including Yannick Hanfmann vs Cristian Garin. But who will reach the second round?

ATP Gstaad Day 2 Predictions

Jaume Munar vs Bernabe Zapata Miralles

Head-to-head: Munar 3-1 Zapata Miralles

Though the duo look pretty evenly matched at the moment, on paper at least Jaume Munar is the more established player of the two. He leads their head-to-head by three matches to one, although they have not played since a second-round meeting at the Seville Challenger in 2019 with this set to be their first tour-level match. At any rate, Munar, who is having a solid season, looks to be in good position to extend his advantage against the less experienced Bernabe Zapata Miralles. That said, his opponent is no pushover on clay though and should put up tough resistance.

Prediction: Munar in 3
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Richard Gasquet vs Roberto Carballes Baena

Head-to-head: Gasquet 2-0 Carballes Baena

With his increasing age, clay, which is typically the most physically demanding surface, has become quite a challenge for Richard Gasquet. However, the former-world #7 has had a good year on the surface so far in 2022, posting a respectable 8-5 record at tour-level with the highlight his run to the last four in Geneva. On the other side of the net, Roberto Carballes Baena is coming into the match fresh from reaching the final at the Amersfoort Challenger and should be full of confidence as a result. Gasquet is probably be the better player, but the longer the match lasts, the harder it will become for him against the consistent Spaniard.

Prediction: Carballes Baena in 3
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Marc-Andrea Huesler vs Dominic Stricker

Head-to-head: first meeting

Two Swiss wildcards meeting in the first round is something the home crowd surely wouldn’t have wanted. But it should still be a great atmosphere. Marc-Andrea Huesler has been doing well in Challenger tournaments this year, winning the title in Aguascalientes, and he defeated Fabio Fognini and Holger Rune at the ATP Bastad Open a few days ago en route to the second round. Dominic Stricker does look to have a bright future, but it is Huesler who goes into the match as the favourite and for good reason.

Prediction: Huesler in 3
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Hugo Gaston vs Dominic Thiem

Head-to-head: Thiem 1-0 Gaston

The last time these two played a match was at the 2020 French Open, shortly after Dominic Thiem had won his first Major at the US Open. The Austrian won in five sets, but that match was just about the last before Thiem’s form collapsed as he battled a wrist injury. Fast forward two years and he will again lock horns with Hugo Gaston, who has made good progress up the rankings since. Last year, Gaston made the final at this tournament and with his sly dropshots and lobs, he’ll make Thiem work hard to even keep this competitive. Thiem should never be underestimated on clay, but right now he just isn’t the force he used to be.

Prediction: Gaston in 3

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