Predictions for the second day of the ATP in Madrid, including the match between Schwartzman and Bayer

Day 2 of the ATP Madrid Masters brings us our first full slate of matches. The tournament is full of big names and returning stars, and it should be exciting and unexpected. As always, we are expecting all of today’s matches. We divided 14 matches into four articles. In addition to this article, we have other features Andy Murray vs Dominic ThiemAnd Yannick Sener vs. Tommy PaulAnd Karen Khachanov vs Lucas Boye. Who do you think will win?

Predictions for the second day of ATP in Madrid

Gael Monfils vs. Carlos Jimeno Valero

Face to face: first meeting

Spaniard Valero is new on the ATP tour. This is his first ATP match. He’s an exclusively clay court player, and has had almost no matches on other surfaces in Challenger Tour or in futures contracts. His movement in the world rankings since starting his career a few years ago has been choppy, and he currently sits at number 369. Moonves have had a good season It includes a title and a win over Daniil Medvedev (#1 in the world at the time), and he’s back on the court after a month-long break. (Medvedev’s victory came after his first break.) He should feel comfortable, sitting in 21st place in the midst of a good season, while facing a new opponent outside the box, whom he sees as the favorite.
Prediction: Monfils in 2

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Fabio Fognini vs. Nikoloz Basilashvili

Head-to-head: Fognini 1-0 Basilashvili

Failed to replicate in Munich, Basilashvili hasn’t looked so good since early in the season and finally secured his first win since February. He’s also failed to win a game in Madrid in three attempts, which probably won’t help his slack on the field. Fognini has had a mediocre season, but also doesn’t seem to be taking well to Madrid, as he has amassed a 7-12 record here over the years. It’s definitely a stronger prospect in the first rounds of the tournaments, and he doesn’t seem to be playing here with the 20th-ranked player in the world; But he always rolls the dice. Because of Funk Basilashvili, I have to go with the Italian.
Prediction: Fognini at 3

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Denis Shapovalov vs. Ugo Humbert

Head to head: Shapovalov 2-1 Humbert

Shapovalov’s season slowed down after a fine run to the Australian Open quarter-finals. In fact, he has not appeared in court for the past five weeks. He will be looking to get his form back into the season and early in his career, reaching the semi-finals in Madrid in 2018. His opponent has been underperforming this season; After a stellar victory over Daniil Medvedev at the beginning of the year, Humbert has only had two victories since then. To make matters worse for the Frenchman, both of his H2H matches against Shapovalov on clay were a victory for the Canadian. He gave up the only major draw match he’s played here, and in fact only managed to qualify this year as a lucky loser. Shapovalov may need some warm-up to get back in a groove, but he has to take this.
Prediction: Shapovalov in 3

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Diego Schwartzman vs. Benoit Bayer

Head to head: Schwartzman 3-1 Bayer

Benoit Pierre has yet to recover from his heartbreak, and has a disastrous 2-11 record of the year, both winning way back in Australian Open. He has been affected by bubbles and lack of fans perhaps more than any other player, and he still has to find his level again. Schwartzman is playing decent, with two of the top 10 wins of the year, and will play for his 20th win overall. He looked so good against Steve Tsitsipas in Monte Carlo, that he lost a big lead in the third set. But he got rid of the disappointment and responded by running to the semi-finals in Barcelona that included a victory over Felix Auger-Aliassime. His quality is good at the moment, the quality of the Paire is not, and the Argentine has to sail.
Prediction: Schwartzman at 2

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