ATP Los Cabos forecast for the first day

With Wimbledon finished and dusted off and most of the major clay-court tournaments behind us, the ATP Tour is turning into the American hard-court swing. world #1 Daniel Medvedev He returns to the field here in Los Cabos and is undoubtedly the favorite to lift the trophy. The Russian has not played a competitive match in over a month, but he is arguably the best hardcourt player in the men’s game. Join him in the nickname search are the likes of Cameron Norrie and Felix Auger-Aliassime. However, Quentin Halys is Only seeds at work on Monday Across the four matches that will be played. On that note, let’s take a look at how these four matches should turn out in your ATP Los Cabos Day 1 predictions.

ATP Los Cabos forecast for the first day

Rodrigo Pacheco Mendes vs. Rinke Hijikata

Head-to-head: 1 – 0 Hijikata

Rodrigo Pacheco Mendes got his wildcard and with it a real chance to make a statement on the ATP Tour. He faces Rinki Hijikata in the first round. Hijikata has been making waves across the ITF over the past 12 months or so. The Australian had six in-ring titles in that time. He has yet to demonstrate his ability to consistently perform at higher levels, but at the age of 21, there is plenty of time for the Australian to change that. This match is a golden opportunity for both men. I expect Hijikata’s experience to be more of a factor than Mendes having the crowd on his side for this experience. Hijikata’s straight sets win at their meeting earlier this year seems to indicate that too, so I’m backing the Australian here.

Prediction: Hijikata at 3

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Henri Laksonen vs. Max Purcell

Face to face: first meeting

Based on ability alone, Henri Laaksonen is the easy candidate to win this one. The Swiss player was not in great shape in 2022. However, he has been in and around the top 100 for the past four or five years. By contrast, Purcell finished one year in the top 200 in men’s tennis only once. The Australian will love the fact that this match is played on hard courts because it is his preferred surface. However, Laaksonen is not flabby on the surface and has several Challenger Tour titles to his name on the hard court. We expect the Swiss to prove a lot for Purcell in this.

Prediction: Laksonen at 2

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Nick Chapel vs. Chun Hsin Tseng

Face to face: first meeting

This is an easy call to make. Chun Hsin Tseng junior won Wimbledon and French Open 2018 He was promoted by many for big things on the ATP Tour. It took him two years to get started, but Zeng now ranks among the top 100 players in the world. The former No. 1 rookie will be looking to continue this upward path with a good race in Los Cabos. His opponent, Nick Chappelle, has not finished any year below #374. The American also has no singles titles to his name at ITF level or higher. So, it’s fair to say that Tseng is a cut above Chappell here and that should be reflected in a one-sided relationship that comes Monday.

Prediction: Tseng in 2

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Ricardas Beranques vs Quentin Hales

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Monday’s main game should be a cracked issue. Ricardas Beranques is a quality hard court player who has made a good career for himself. He has finished a calendar year in the top 100 0 six times before in his career. The Lithuanian also has 13 Challenger nicknames to his name. Ten of those came in hard court, so it can never be taken lightly on this deck. In Halles, he faces a rising star on the ATP Tour. The Frenchman has moved up 130 places to the rankings since the end of 2020 and is Impressive 27-9 on hard courts this year. That should go the distance, with Hales’ performance in 2022 making him cross the streak in third.

Prediction: Hales in 3

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