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Queen's Club Championships 2024: Day 2 Predictions ft. Carlos Alcaraz, Alex de Minaur, Andy Murray and more

Published at :June 18, 2024 at 4:55 PM
Modified at :June 18, 2024 at 4:55 PM
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Shashank Tripathi

Sebastian Korda, Taylor Fritz, and more will be in action on Day 2 of the Queen’s Club Championships 2024.

The 2024 Queen’s Club Championships have started, and tennis enthusiasts are set to witness a few fiery contests in the first round. Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz is set to take on Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo, while Andy Murray is slowly walking about his retirement. Thus, without further ado, let’s take a look at the predictions of Day 2 of the Queen’s Club Championships:

Sebastian Korda vs Karen Khachanov

Sebastian Korda facing Russia’s Karen Khachanov is an amazing contest on paper. Khachanov is an offensive baseliner, who loves playing a power-based game. Similarly, Korda also enjoys playing aggressive tennis but he forces the game into the net instead of staying on the baseline.

Korda suffered heartbreak at the Libema Open, where he suffered a 6-2, 6-4 loss against Australia’s Alex de Minaur in the final. However, the American looked fresh throughout the campaign. Meanwhile, Khachanov was eliminated in the second round of the tournament.

Prediction: Sabastian Korda to win in straight sets.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Francisco Cerundolo

Francisco Cerundolo gave a tough time to 24-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic in his last match. However, after a decent break, the Argentine tennis star is prepared to start his grass season at the Queen’s Club Championships. However, he’ll face the defending champion, Carlos Alcaraz, in his first match.

The 21-year-old Spaniard is the defending champion at the Queen’s Club Championships and his tactical game has improved dramatically. However, he is his biggest enemy. If Carlos Alcaraz manages to stay compact and make fewer errors, he’ll defend his title.

Predictions: Carlos Alcaraz to win in straight sets.

Lorenzo Musetti vs Alex de Minaur

Alex de Minaur defeated Sabastian Korda to win the Hertogenbosch title on Sunday. Thus, the Aussie has found his form on grass with the first ATP 250 tournament. However, it isn’t good news for Lorenzo Musetti, who has a win/loss record of 11/15 in 2024.

Minaur is currently moving up in the ATP rankings and he’ll also be representing Australia at the 2024 Paris Olympics. However, Musetti reached the semifinals of the Stuttgart Open, where he lost against countryman Matteo Berrettini. Nevertheless, playing against Alex de Minaur would be an uphill battle for the Italian star.

Prediction: Alex de Minaur to win in straight sets.

Andy Murray vs Alexei Popyrin

Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is playing his last season and he’s expecting to make the most out of it. Meanwhile, Alexei Popyrin cleared the qualifiers to secure a spot in the main draw of the Queen’s Club Championships.

Murray was eliminated in the first round of the Stuttgart Open after losing against Marcos Giron. Thus, he’ll be aiming to make it to the second round this time, where he’s facing Alexei Popyrin. Meanwhile, the Aussie lost against Tommy Paul in the second round of the Libema Open.

Prediction: Andy Murray to win in three sets.

Taylor Fritz vs Taro Daniel

Japanese tennis star Taro Daniel has made his way into the main draw of the Queen’s Club Championships through the qualifiers. Meanwhile, fourth seed Taylor Fritz is set to play his first match on grass in 2024.

The American tennis star is a former Wimbledon quarterfinalist; however, his struggles on the green surface have been evident. Despite all the factors affecting his game, Taro Daniel defeating Fritz would be a huge upset, which is unlikely to happen.

Prediction: Taylor Fritz to win in straight sets.

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