US Open Day 2 Predictions Including Frances Tiafoe vs Marcos Giron

Marcos Giron Wimbledon

American players Frances Tiafoe, Marcos Giron, and Sam Querrey feature on day 2 of the US Open in New York. We have predictions for every day 2 match from the final grand slam of the season including Rafael Nadal’s match.

Frances Tiafoe vs Marcos Giron

Damian Kust: Marcos Giron knows how to win matches and is a great fighter, but he’s facing an uphill battle here. Purely on power and the ability to craft up rallies, it’s just a mismatch. He’ll need to get under Frances Tiafoe’s skin to have a chance. Tiafoe in 4

Steen Kirby: The American pairing have split h2h meetings, Giron is 5-4 on hard courts this summer, Tiafoe went 6-4. This should be a competitive match, Tiafoe has more upside to his game but Giron is consistent enough to badger his opponents from the baseline. Tiafoe should find a way to win. Tiafoe in 4

Holger Rune vs Peter Gojowczyk

Damian: Peter Gojowczyk is struggling mightily this year. Even with Holger Rune not winning much recently either, the German is just way too much of an error machine these days. Only if he suddenly regains rhythm can he take this one. Rune in 4

Steen: At 4-14 at the tour level this year, Gojowczyk has been inconsistent at best, Rune is 18-21 although he prefers clay. Gojowczyk has struggled to find any rythmn and form, Rune should be the best player over five sets at this point in their careers. Rune in 5

Sam Querrey vs Ilya Ivashka

Damian: In the last few years, his grass results were saving Sam Querrey’s career. Now even on the lawn, he was mediocre and along with the rust, he doesn’t feel like a threat to someone of Ilya Ivashka’s quality right now. Ivashka in 3

Steen: Querrey is facing his third year in a row with a losing record on the ATP Tour unless he has some massive runs late in the season. The American’s career is winding down, though he should get a boost from the crowd in New York. Ivashka has 16 tour level wins this year and was a semifinalist in Atlanta. Ivashka isn’t a world beater (yet) but he’s more than good enough to defeat Querrey at this stage in their careers. Ivashka in 3

Roberto Carballes Baena vs Jaume Munar

Damian: A battle of two Spanish clay specialists, but there’s a big difference between how comfortable they feel attacking this year. Jaume Munar is playing with a lot more confidence right now and should translate his game to hard courts better than Roberto Carballes Baena. Munar in 4

Steen: Carballes Baena has found some success on clay but has struggled on hard courts, Munar qualified for Cincinnati, although he’s not a world beater either, he should have the upper hand given the surface. Munar in 5 

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