ATP Stockholm Day 3 Predictions Including Cameron Norrie vs Aslan Karatsev

Cameron Norrie in action ahead of the ATP Stockholm Open.

The second round begins on day three at the ATP Stockholm Open on what should be an entertaining day of tennis in the Swedish capital. As always, we here at LWOT are offering our predictions for every match on the slate, including Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Maxime Cressy. But who will advance?

ATP Stockholm Day 3 Predictions

Holger Rune vs Cristian Garin

Head-to-head: Rune 1-0 Garin

Cristian Garin has not played well since his somewhat surprising run to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon (it marked the second year in a row that he had made to the second week in SW19), and has managed only five wins on hard courts this year. Young gun Holger Rune is not excelling himself, but he is playing better at the moment and looked sharp in the first round. He is also better on the surface. Garin tends to struggle against just about anyone in the top 50 on hard courts, and while Rune probably hasn’t been playing well enough to win this in straight sets, he should be able to take this.

Prediction: Rune in 3
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Oscar Otte vs Elias Ymer

Head-to-head: first meeting

Elias Ymer got into the ATP Stockholm Open as a wild card and he has the potential to take advantage of that wild card with a first-round win. Oscar Otte, meanwhile, has not played well since grass court season, and is on his poorest surface by win percentage, having managed only a bit over a one-third win percentage this year and for his career. Ymer mainly plays on the Challenger tour, yet has been strangely productive at the ATP level, going 11-7 overall this year with an 8-3 record on hard. Not much of that is reflected in his recent performances, however, except a victory over the struggling Sebastian Baez, but everything besides the ranking points to Ymer in this one (including a win at the Lyon Challenger on clay last year).

Prediction: Ymer in 3
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Cameron Norrie vs Aslan Karatsev

Head-to-head: Norrie 1-0 Karatsev

Aslan Karatsev got a much needed win in first-round win over the veteran Lukas Rosol, but the difficulty curve shoots up sharply here. Cameron Norrie hasn’t played his best tennis over the last couple months after a superb spell midway though the year, but he has still been able to score some wins over top 10 players and sits well inside the top 20 himself. Rosol was a get-right match for Karatsev, and Karatsev should be a get-right match for Norrie.

Prediction: Norrie in 2

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