Cameron Norrie Eastbourne 2022

ATP Montreal Day 3 predictions including Norrie vs van de Zandschulp

Rain slowed down Montreal’s courts for the first two days of the ATP National Bank Open in Montreal, but we’re ready for all 15 singles matches to continue smoothly on Day 3. There are many intriguing games to come on Day 3. The top 8 seeds will take the court for the first time this week. 4th seeded Casper Ruud will start his 2022 National Bank Open campaign against him Alex Molcan. We at LWOT have the prediction for this game and everything else happening around the Montreal ground, but who will come through?

ATP Montreal day 3 prediction

Diego Schwartzman vs Albert Ramos Vinolas

Head-to-head: Schwartzman 5-1 Ramos-Vinolas

After losing the first set 6:1, Diego Schwartzman fought his way back to the top Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in Round 1 of the National Bank Open. The Argentine, who only managed to win two games in June and July, is trying to find his form on the hard courts of North America. Albert Ramos-Vinolas clinched his first hard court win of the season in round one of this tournament. The 34-year-old Spaniard has won just 36.8% of his career hard court games, which pretty much gives me pause when I think he’ll progress in Montreal. I think Schwartzman will continue his winning streak against Ramos-Vinolas in this second round game.
Forecast: Schwartzmann in the 2nd

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Casper Ruud versus Alex Molcan

Head to Head: Ruud 1:1 Molcan

Casper Ruud and Alex Molcan meet for the third time to break their 1-1 head-to-head record. Ruud defeated Molcan in three tight sets in Munich earlier this year. The Norwegian won a title in Gstaad and is currently 4th in the Singles Race to Turin. Ruud, announced as an all-clay court player early in his career, has broken that form in the last two seasons. The 23-year-old holds an 8-3 record on hard this season, including a run to the Miami Masters Finals, and is a more than capable hard court player. Although I am a fan of Alex Molcan who has played wonderful tennis for the last 12 months he has no weapons to hurt Ruud. The Norwegian’s consistency should prevail in straight sets.
Forecast: Ruud in the 2nd

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Cameron Norrie vs. Botic Van De Zandschulp

Head to Head: first meeting

Cameron Norrie and Botic Van De Zandschulp meet for the first time as both players are just one place away from their career best. Norrie, who has played some hot tennis this summer, handled the in-form Brandon Nakashima 6-4, 6-4 in round one. The Briton is coming off a finals tournament in Los Cabos and has won nine of his last 11 games. Van De Zandschulp has also had a strong summer, holding an 8-5 record over the past two months. Win or lose, the Dutchman always seems to play tight games. It’s worth noting that this will be only his eighth match against a left-hander on tour. He holds a 4-3 record against southpaw. I think Van De Zandschulp will fight but I like the Brit’s consistency and form to win.
Forecast: Norrie in the 2nd

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