ATP Madrid Matchday 2 Predictions Including Jannik Sinner vs Tommy Paul

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Jannik Sinner kicks off his 2022 Madrid ATP Open campaign against Tommy Paul on day two of the main draw. Meanwhile, the qualifiers were placed in the main draw. Cameron Norrie will face Soon-Woo Kwon, while Lorenzo Musetti will face Ilya Ivashka. As always, at LWOT, we plan every game for you. We’ve broken down the 14 matches into four articles. In addition to this article, we have others featuring Andy Murray vs. Dominic Thiem, Diego Schwartzman vs. Benoit Paire and Karen Khachanov vs. Lucas Pouille. Who do you think will qualify for the next round?

ATP Madrid Day 2 Predictions

Cameron Norrie vs. Soon-Woo Kwon

Face-to-face: Norrie 1-0

Cameron Norrie suffered an early exit in Monte Carlo but bounced back with a quarter-final in Barcelona. The Brit used to struggle on clay due to his flat backhand, but as virtually every area of ​​his game improved, he was able to find success on clay as well. Soon-woo Kwon still has very little experience on this surface, but just like his opponent, can make it work despite it. Norrie’s physical preparation, tenacity and consistency are second to none and he should be able to outrun the Korean in the longer rallies.
Prediction: Norrie in 2

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Ilya Ivashka vs. Lorenzo Musetti

Face-to-face: First meeting

Ilya Ivashka has struggled to start this year but his last two outings at Barcelona and Munich have been some of his best games in a while. Meanwhile, Lorenzo Musetti had to start from the qualifying draw, just two points from his elimination against Spanish sensation Alejandro Moro Canas. The Italian has a bespoke game for this surface but with all the variety the youngster possesses he still struggles to formulate a cohesive game plan. The amount of natural talent is impossible to overlook and on clay he should have an advantage over the Belarusian.
Prediction: Musetti in 3

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Tommy Paul vs. Jannik Sinner

Face-to-face: First meeting

Is it a potential banana peel? Perhaps, especially since the early games of the tournament can often get trickier than they should. However, Jannik Sinner has recently been an expert at picking up narrow wins and has yet to win less than two matches in any tournament this year. Tommy Paul feels quite comfortable on the clay courts (especially compared to most other Americans), but with Sinner’s consistency in 2022, the 24-year-old will face an uphill battle here. He’s yet to really find the right rhythm on clay this year, having played just one match in Europe so far.
Prediction: Sinner in 2

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