Kyle Edmund The Top Seed at ATP Antwerp 2018
Steen Kirby, Tennis Atlantic
The ATP 250 in Antwerp is a great opportunity for players to pick up points late in the season as the ATP Tour returns to Europe for its final indoor swing.
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Kyle Edmund looks to be in good shape to continue his run of form and defeat a qualifier or Albert Ramos to reach the quarterfinals. I have Edmund facing Robin Haase in the quarterfinals after Haase defeats a qualifier and Yuki Bhambri/Roberto Carballes Baena. Edmund will be favored into the semifinals.
Richard Gasquet should also have a good tournament, Gasquet opens with Jaume Munar or Jiri Vesely, he’ll be a heavy favorite in that match, with J.L. Struff up in the quarters after Struff defeats Jozef Kovalik, and Frances Tiafoe or Feliciano Lopez. Gasquet over Struff is my pick.Embed from Getty Images
The bottom half of the draw is interesting, I’ll back Gilles Simon to make a run with Simon defeating a qualifier, Nicolas Jarry/MacKenzie McDonald, and Diego Schwartzman. The #2 seed Schwartzman faces Cam Norrie or a qualifier first up.Embed from Getty Images
Milos Raonic should be set to have a strong tournament as well. Raonic will be favored against Leonardo Mayer or countryman Vasek Pospisil, with struggling French veterans Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga likely to face off in round 2. Tsonga opens with Guido Pella, while Monfils takes on local player Ruben Bemelmans. I’ll take Raonic over Tsonga in the quarters.Embed from Getty Images
Edmund d. Gasquet
Raonic d, Simon
I’ll back Edmund and Raonic to find form this tournament, with Raonic’s serve helping him indoors to grab a win.
Raonic d. Edmund