The second set of ATP Los Cabos day 3 predictions features the likes of Felix Auger-Aliassime and Miomir Kecmonovic. Both are top seeds who will be eyeing the title. However, they must first navigate the early stages of this tournament. Joining them in Wednesday’s action are Aussie Thanasi Kokkinakis and Moldovan Radu Albot, both of whom have shown good form in recent months. Will the favourites continue to shine in Mexico? We take a look at exactly that in this set of predictions. Be sure to take a look at our first set of predictions to catch coverage of the other four matches!
ATP Los Cabos Day 3 Predictions
Radu Albot vs Jason Kubler
Head-to-head: 2 – 0 Kubler
Jason Kubler leads the head-to-head and won their meeting earlier this year at the French Open. However, Albot has played very good tennis since and is a much better hard court player than he is a clay courter. That being said, this should still be a tight match. Albot has more power off the ground but Kubler has the better serve of the two. I expect the former to be of more significance in this match and the Moldovan should emerge the victor in a deciding set scenario.
Prediction: Albot in 3
Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Steve Johnson
Head-to-head: 1 – 0 Johnson
These two have met once before but it was in 2013 so holds little sway here. Johnson has played good tennis in 2022 and shouldn’t be taken lightly. However, Kokkinakis is in the midst of a career year and is working hard to establish himself as the player many thought he could be before his plague of injuries. The Aussie already has a title to his name this year and will be keen to taste more success before the year is up. A relatively kind draw means he has a chance at a deep run in Los Cabos depending on where Auger-Aliassime’s game is. Either way, he should make the quarterfinals with a straightforward win over Johnson.
Prediction: Kokkinakis in 2
Miomir Kecmanovic vs Jordan Thompson
Head-to-head: 5 – 0 Kecmanovic
It’s very hard to ignore a 5-0 head-to-head spanning several years, so I won’t. Until Jordan Thompson proves otherwise, he cannot beat Miomir Kecmanovic. Given the Aussie has been generally poor this year, I have no reason to think that is going to change any time soon. Pick Kecmanovic to move on relatively easily here.
Prediction: Kecmanovic in 3
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Alex Hernandez
Head-to-head: First meeting
Auger-Aliassime started the year like a house on fire and appeared to have put the days of early losses and choking behind him when he lifted his first ATP title in Rotterdam. However, the Canadian has struggled mightily since then and has seven first or second round exits to his name since winning that title. Barring a decent run at the French Open, he doesn’t have much to show for the last few months of tennis and he will be keen to rectify that in the back half of the year. Fortunately for him, he faces a very beatable opponent here. Alex Hernandez is ranked outside the top 500 and benefitted immensely from the withdrawal of John Millman in securing a first round win. That is about as far as it will go for the Mexican native though. He’s outgunned in every area and, unless FAA hits himself out of the match, the Canadian should win comfortably.
Prediction: Auger-Aliassime in 2
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