Predictions for the 5th day of the ATP Madrid, including Nadal against Goffin

Height at the ATP Madrid Open has its effect as always with some players struggling to breathe through the thin air. The balls certainly also fly with some great serves coming down, and some players struggle with long shots from the topspins. As always, we here at LWOT will offer our prediction for every third round match on the board, including Novak Djokovic v. Andy Murray. But who will make it to the quarterfinals?

ATP Madrid Day 5 Predictions

Hubert Hurkacz vs Dusan Lajovic

Head to head: Hurkacz 2-0 Lajović

Hubert Hurkacz had a very bad result on the clay before this swing, but the Pole is certainly trying to improve it. This tournament is likely to be his top hit for the Masters title on clay with an altitude that helps his serve and strong kicks from the ground. Dušan Lajović, meanwhile, is recovering from the very bad last twelve months. He has a record in losses for this season, but he has won four consecutive victories here after passing the qualifiers.

His last victory, over Casper Ruud, was like a big outsider and built on solid service – the Serb held 89% of his service games during his stay in Madrid. As a result of the service of both, expect at least one tiebreak here. Obviously whoever wins will have a huge advantage, and the winning form that Hurkacz has been showing all season must put him mentally on the pole position at crucial moments.

Prediction: Hurkacz at 2
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Felix Auger-Aliassime v. Jannik Sinner

Head to head: first meeting

It is quite surprising that this will be the first time that these two young stars are playing against each other. It would be expected that this will become a regular occurrence in the future of the game. In this first match, Jannik Sinner must surely be considered the favorite. After all, the Italian has a much more impressive record at the Earth Games. So far he has 69% of the winning results, with Felix Auger-Aliassime with a relatively weak 47%. This advantage is built on Sinner’s much more successful return game, averaging a 5% better win win than the Canadians in this area and, ultimately, there should be a difference.

Prediction: Sinner in 2
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Stefanos Tsitsipas v. Grigor Dimitrov

Head to head: Tsitsipas 3-1 Dimitrov

Since he didn’t look very comfortable in the swing on the hard surface, Stefanos Tsitsipas really hit the ground in the swing on the ground. This is no surprise. Tsitsipas may have started the season badly, but the Greek game is so suitable for this surface that he has real chances in every tournament on the clay surface in which he participates.

Dimitrov shows that his game has been standing quite well lately. The Bulgarian is now 30 years old, but he plays some of his best tennis on the ground in his career. The problem is that when he opposes the best, Dimitrov still lags behind. Including Barcelona just last week which was a very pleasant win in a row for the Greek. This is likely to be the same outcome if it is closer due to conditions.

Prediction: Tsitsipas in 2
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Rafael Nadal vs. David Goffin

Head to head: Nadal 5-2 Goffin

Four of their previous matches were played on clay, and Rafael Nadal won them all, dropping just one set. Still, David Goffin seems to be recovering from a long, bad period that has dropped him down the ladder for a player of his ability. The obvious problem is that Nadal looked great against the good Miomir Kecmanović in the opening match, so there is little chance that Goffin will be able to break through Nadal’s defense here, and also a small chance that Nadal will give up enough mistakes. to give the Belgian a victory.

Forecast: Nadal in 2

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