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Yosuke Watanuki vs. Alex de Minaur 5/19/22 - ATP Lyon, France Men Singles Picks & Predictions

Yosuke Watanuki vs Alex de Minaur Odds & Info

Game Yosuke Watanuki vs Alex de Minaur
Date & Time Thursday May 19, 2022, 5:00 AM (EDT)
Location
Lyon, France
TV Channel
Tennis

In the quarterfinals of the 2022 ATP Lyon Open, Alex De Minaur from Australia is set to play against Yosuke Watanuki from Japan. 

Yosuke Watanuki enters this match following a win in straight sets in the previous round of the tournament. It was a solid performance by Yosuke Watanuki as the Japanese player impressed with his receiving. During the win, Yosuke Watanuki was able to break his opponent’s serve on 3 occasions which allowed him to control the match. This is expected to be a much tougher match for Yosuke Watanuki as he is playing against the number 4 seed in Alex de Minaur. 

Looking at Alex de Minaur, the Australian tennis superstar, enters this match having defeated Ugo Humbert in 3 sets in the previous round of the tournament. It was a slow start to the match for Alex de Minaur as he lost the opening set but the Australian tennis superstar fought back strongly to win the final 2 sets and the match. It was a tough match but Alex de Minaur has been an elite player for many years and he showed his skill on many occasions. During the win, Alex de Minaur won 10 service games and 2 return games. With the French Open starting next week, Alex de Minaur will be determined to play well at this tournament so he can bring that momentum to Rolland Garros. 

This will be the first time that Alex de Minaur and Yosuke Watanuki are going to be playing each other at an ATP event. With no prior head-to-head matches, both players will be hoping to start this rivalry with a win. 

 

Free Tennis Pick:

Alex de Minaur

Looking at all the information, I am going to pick Alex de Minaur to win this match. When comparing these two players, there appears to be a large gap in skill and accomplishments. With that in mind, I see Alex de Minaur being good enough to win this match in straight sets. 

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