Richard Gasquet French Open 2021

US Open Day 4 predictions including Richard Gasquet vs. Miomir Kecmanovic

Carlos Alcaraz has been heralded as the future of men’s tennis, while Richard Gasquet is a very talented figure from the past, both 36-year-old Gasquet and young Wilde Alcaraz feature on day four of the tournament US Open. We have Predictions for each game of the second round including John Isner’s match from our panelists.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Federico Coria

Shane Black: Alcaraz looking to defeat back-to-back Argentinians after his Round 1 win over Sebastian Baez. Coria won their only previous meeting in February 2020 6-4 4-6 6-4 but the Spaniard has evolved into a completely different player since that meeting. Alcaraz is ready for a deep run in Queens and shouldn’t have much of a problem in this match. Alcaráz in the 3

Damian Kust: Federico Coria had one of the best hard court performances of his career when he beat Tallon Griekspoor. That’s probably where it ends as Carlos Alcaraz should have all the arguments in this duel on a pretty fast hard court. Alcaráz in the 3

Dan Evans vs James Duckworth

Shane: Dan Evans played a fantastic three sets in his 6-4 6-1 6-1 Round 1 win over Jiri Vesely. The Brit is 7-3 in the month of August. Duckworth, on the other hand, is only 2-4 in his last six games. I don’t think the Aussie has any weapons to punish Evans. The left-hander is too consistent to miss this one. Evans in the 3rd

Damian: Dan Evans made Jiri Vesely very easy in the opening round. It’s a great opportunity for him, and while he’s wasted such chances in Slams before, a level close to that should guarantee him a win. Evans in the 4th

Andrey Rublev vs Soon-Woo Kwon

Shane: I think Rublev’s five-set win over Djere is the perfect confidence boost that will help improve his game for the rest of this tournament. He is 3-0 against Kwon this season and should make it 4-0. Rublev in the 4th

Damian: Andrey Rublev had to struggle through his troubles to beat Laslo Djere and it’s clear he’s still far from his best form. Soon-Woo Kwon can cause him problems but it’s hard not to see the Russian as a favorite anyway. Rublev in the 4th

Richard Gasquet versus Miomir Kecmanovic

Shane: Kecmanovic beat Gasquet 6-0, 6-3 in April, although I expect more return from the Frenchman in this match. The 36-year-old knows he is at the end of his career and should enjoy whatever Grand Slam opportunities he has left. With that in mind, Kecmanovic’s hard-court consistency in a best-of-five match might be too much. Kecmanovic in the 4th

Damian: Miomir Kecmanovic isn’t really performing below a certain level this year and that consistency should see him win here. He’s doing it very physically and over the longer format, Richard Gasquet may not be ready for it at this point. Kecmanovic in the 4th

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