Australian Open Day 2 – General Thoughts

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Here are some general thoughts on Day 2 for those interested.

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Medium (40%) chance of showers in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds southwesterly 15-25km/h becoming lighter as morning progresses.

Minimum 15 degrees

Maximum 22 degrees

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Other Thoughts – Day 2

A list of players that should win includes:

  • Nadal
  • Hurkacz
  • Schwartzman
  • Thiem
  • Wawrinka
  • Carreno-Busta
  • Sugita
  • Pospisil
  • Kyrgios
  • Medvedev
  • Anderson
  • Zverev
  • Bencic
  • Keys
  • Q Wang
  • Svitolina
  • Bertens
  • Collins
  • Muchova
  • Mertens
  • Kontaveit
  • Sabalenka

Players that look too short include:

  • Kerber (given hamstring issue)
  • Peterson (given back issue)
  • Yastremska
  • Paul
  • Kecmanovic
  • Gunneswaran
  • Auger-Aliassime
  • Rublev

Potential Plays that just missed the cut (more to be added prior to start of play):

  • Ito + games vs Gunneswaran
  • Polmans/Kukushkin total games over
  • Schwartzman – games vs Harris (little worried one lapse from Diego could make this really difficult)
  • Moutet to challenger Cilic
  • Minnen to defeat Sasnovich
  • Hercog to defeat Peterson (note Peterson back spasms in Hobart)