Veterans Stan Wawrinka, Andy Murray and David Ferrer Feature at ATP Eastbourne
Steen Kirby, Tennis Atlantic
The ATP Eastbourne 250 is the final warm up before Wimbledon. Here is your look at all the UK grass court action.
Look for Diego Schwartzman to start the tournament off well defeating Roberto Quiroz or Lukas Lacko. Cam Norrie or Daniel Brands should be his quarterfinal opponent with Brands facing Norrie first up, and Jay Clarke or Ryan Harrison to follow. I’ll back Brands to have a strong tournament, the former ATP regular is building his ranking back and has been good on grass this year. Look for Brands over Schwartzman in the quarters.Embed from Getty Images
Gilles Muller or Gilles Simon look to be another of the semifinalists. Muller opens with John Millman while Simon will take on Leonardo Mayer. I’ll back Muller to find form on grass and defeat Millman, Simon and Andreas Seppi, who should defeat Denis Istomin and Marco Cecchinato to reach the quarters.
Kyle Edmund will face off with Stan Wawrinka or Andy Murray in an engaging round 2 matchup. Murray should get past Wawrinka in his second UK comeback match, but I’ll back Edmund to win their round 2 matchup and then I’d expect Alex De Minaur to be the one to emerge from this section. De Minaur is in fantastic form and should defeat Mikhail Kukushkin, Matteo Berrettini or David Ferrer, and Edmund/Murray to reach the semis.Embed from Getty Images
Taylor Fritz vs Denis Shapovalov looks like a great next gen battle in round 2. Fritz should defeat Jared Donaldson to set that up, with Shapovalov winning and reaching the quarters opposite Daniil Medvedev. The Russian should beat Steve Johnson, and Nicolas Jarry or Mischa Zverev to emerge from the section and then beat Shapovalov at that stage.Embed from Getty Images
Muller d. Brands
De Minaur d. Medvedev
Australia’s young gun De Minaur looks set to win this title given his great form on grass.
De Minaur d. Muller