ATP Adelaide Day 1 Predictions Including Evans vs McDonald

As the dust settles in the first week of action in Adelaide, a new field of players prepares to take to the pitch in the South Australian capital. It should be an entertaining first day of tennis at the Memorial Park Drive Tennis Center and as always here at LWOT we offer our predictions for each match on the scoreboard. But who will reach the second round at the ATP Adelaide International?

ATP Adelaide 2 Day 2 Betting Tips

Kyle Edmund vs. Miomir Kecmanovic

Head to head: Edmund 1-0 Kecmanovic

Miomir Kecmanovic started his 2022 at a breakneck pace, but never reached that peak again for the rest of the season. Despite this, it must be said that he still had his fair share of highlights, several ATP quarterfinals filling his resume from last year. Although his forehand has its chalk-and-cheese moments, for the most part, Kecmanovic can take care of business alone with sheer solidity.

Unfortunately, Kyle Edmund is unlikely to be anything more than business for Kecmanovic. His match against Jannik Sinner last week in Adelaide showed that Edmund is far from ready to fight on return, meaning it will only be a matter of time before Kecmanovic secures the crucial service breaks he needs. There is still work to be done on Edmund’s return.

Prediction: Kecmanovic in 2
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Brandon Nakashima vs. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Head to head: first date

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina’s earnings have been meager since reaching the Monte Carlo final last year. He did not make another semifinal for the rest of the year and finished his season on a five game losing streak. On the other hand, that streak consisted of four indoor hard-court tournaments, conditions that reward a great serve that is not Davidovich Fokina’s helm. This was also on the back of a fourth-round showing at the US Open.

The Spanish is not playing. pretty As bad as some will believe, but it will make little difference against Brandon Nakashima. American stocks are going up. Quick picking up his first titles in San Diego and the Next Gen ATP Finals with efficient service games and a steel-forged backhand. It’s hard to say where the line is for Nakashima; in these conditions, against a player who lacks confidence, this should be relatively easy.

Prediction: Nakashima in 2
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Dan Evans vs. Mackenzie McDonald

Head to head: Evans 1-0 McDonalds

Watching Dan Evans at times, it’s hard not to get carried away. He is genuinely one of the best defenders in the game, his court is virtually unassailable and his forehand plays are often amazing. He absolutely deserves to be a member of the top 30 in the world, possibly the best in the business at what he does.

Although therein lies the problem. What Dan Evans does He’s relatively unique in the top 100, his height forcing him to step up to finish points spectacularly at net while limiting him from blowing aces past his opponents. Evans’ matches will always be tough and exciting; he can expect the same from a fellow grinder in Mackenzie McDonald, whose backhand should be able to withstand the test of Evans’ cut. We expect three gritty sets with Evans’ genius tipping the scales.

Prediction: Evans in 3
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Thanasi Kokkinakis vs. Alexei Popyrin

Head to head: first date

Dominating with the forehand, high enough to get free points on serve, medium returns and backhands, and injury prone: Alexei Popyrin and Thanasi Kokkinakis are Aussies born of the same scissor, playing very typical ATP top 100 tennis. As long as neither player sustains the aforementioned injuries, it should be very close and the loot is likely to be split by a tiebreaker at some point during the match.

Since we rate both players very similarly, we’ll give the advantage to the player who has had the most promising results of late: Popyrin’s four-match run at last week’s tournament in Adelaide was impressive, particularly his win against Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Prediction: Popyrin in 3

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