Juan Martin Del Potro is a 28 years old Argentinian player that is currently No.28 in the ATP Rankings.
Del Potro is a very experienced player. He has already won this Grand Slam and he is always an outsider that can get in the title race here, especially if considering the fact that Murray, Djokovic and Raonic are absent.
The chances increase and although Del Porto isn’t in a phase where he is able to play his best tennis, he is a player that can grow in this tournament and he still works hard.
Here he got off to a winning start against Henri Laaksonen in straight sets 6-4 7-6 7-6 on a match where he managed and then was superior in the key moments. Last year he reached the quarter-finals here.
Adrian Menendez Maceiras is a Spanish 31-year-old player that currently sits in the 148th position of the ATP Rankings.
Despite him being Spanish, this player actually likes to compete on hard courts and he never abdicated from competing in this surface to play on clay.
He is an intense player from the baseline, he plays at a good rhythm and he has enough tennis to allow him to be competitive in the Challenger circuit.
Without having great results in the past few weeks, Maceiras got through qualifying beating Roberto Quiroz in 3 sets, Facundo Bagnis due to a withdrawal and then Joris De Loore in 2 sets.
In the 1st round of the main draw, he has defeated the qualifier Patrick Kypson in 3 sets.
Head-to-head: These two players never met before
Juan Martin Del Potro vs Adrian Menendez Maceiras Betting Tip and Prediction:
Del Potro has a good chance here to win in straight-sets again.
If he wants to go far in the tournament, it is important to keep winning in 3 sets in order to manage the physical effort well and be able to rest a little bit more.
Adrian Menendez Maceiras is an intense and competitive player but whenever Del Potro increases the pace with his forehand, the experienced Spaniard will struggle to keep up.
I believe we will witness a good win from Del Potro, in 3 sets, and possibly without many unbalanced sets, but a performance from Del Porto that will be just enough for him to win this match in straight sets.
Del Potro to win 3-0