ATP Montpellier Day 2 Predictions Including Benjamin Bonzi vs Lorenzo Sonego

Benjamin Bonzi 2022 AO

Day 2 at the ATP event in Montpellier promises to feature a lot of exciting action and some very tight, high quality matchups. The top seeds won’t be in action yet, but that shouldn’t affect the entertainment value for spectators on this second day of the tournament. We also predict the rest of the day’s matches in a separate article.

ATP Montpellier Day 2 Predictions

Clement Chidekh vs Quentin Halys

Head-to-head: first meeting

Halys was very unlucky at the Australian Open, drawing and losing to eventual finalist Stefanos Tsitspas in the first round. He’ll be looking to notch some more wins here this week, after a very decent run to the quarterfinals of Auckland the week before the Australian Open. Chidekh has a great run in qualifying, showing he’s much better than his ranking of #434, but he should still be outmatched here.
Prediction: Halys in 2

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Marton Fucsovics vs Geoffrey Blancaneaux

Head-to-head: Fucsovics 1-0 Blancaneaux

Their one previous meeting occurred at Roland Garros last year, with Fucsovics winning in very easy fashion. A change in surface here is unlikely to help Blancaneaux; Fucsovics showed a very good level at the Australian Open, at least before running out of gas against Jannik Sinner, and he’ll be looking to continue rising back up the rankings.
Prediction: Fucsovics in 2

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Marc-Andrea Huesler vs Luca van Assche

Head-to-head: first meeting

Huesler had a very good year in 2022, capped off by an indoor title against Holger Rune in the Sofia final. He’s clearly comfortable in these conditions and will be looking to continue rising up the rankings in 2023. van Assche certainly has potential and a good future ahead of him, but at this point Huesler should be too much for him.
Prediction: Huesler in 2

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Benjamin Bonzi vs Lorenzo Sonego

Head-to-head: Bonzi 1-0 Sonego

Bonzi prevailed in relatively routine fashion when the pair faced last year at Indian Wells and playing at home he might just do it again. Both players are on a similar level, both played well at the Australian Open and have good prospects of climbing up the rankings this year. It’s a match that could genuinely go either way.
Prediction: Bonzi in 3

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