ATP Singapore Open 2021 - Day Four Predictions
Thursday February 25th, 2021 / 2:00am EST
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It's Day Four at the 2021 ATP Singapore Open and we will be previewing the Round of 16 matches. Top two seeds, Adrian Mannarino and John Millman are among those that will be in action. The matches will be played on Thursday February 25th, 2021 starting at 2:00am EST.
Radu Albot vs Yannick Hanfmann - Sixth seeded Radu Albot of Moldova faces German Yannick Hanfmann in the first match of the day. Albot is a former 40 player who has struggled in recent years but has regained some form of late, and is coming off a great campaign at the Australian Open where he upset Roberto Bautista-Agut en route to the Third Round. Hanfmann is a solid player and was impressive in his opening round win but it is unlikely that he will be able to trouble the Moldovan in this current form.
Pick - Radu Albot to win
John Millman vs Matthew Ebden - Second seeded John Millman of Australia faces compatriot Matthew Ebden in what is expected to be a comfortable win for Millman. Ebden was once a solid top 100 player but he has struggled with form in recent years as he approaches the twilight of his career. They both have the typical Aussie baseline game and "never say die" attitude but Millman is simply a level above at this stage in their careers and should progress in straight sets.
Pick - John Millman to win
Adrian Mannarino vs Roberto Marcora - Top seeded Adrian Mannarino of France faces Italian Roberto Marcora in what should be a relatively straightforward win for him. Mannarino is ranked #35 and Marcora #166 and their is a gulf of talent between them. Marcora is a solid but unspectacular player that has ploed his trade mainly on the Challenger Tour throughour his long career. Expect Mannarino to advance to the Quarterfinals without much trouble.
Soon-Woo Kwon vs Yasutaka Uchiyama - Eighth seeded Soon-Woo Kwon of South Korea faces Japanese Yasutaka Uchiyama in what is expected to be a close contest. Kwon has been the better player of late with some good results at the Challenger level. Despite his recent struggles, Uchiyama is a former top 80 player and is a dangerous opponent. I expect this to be a close contest with the in-form Kwon having the edge.
Pick - Soon-Woo Kwon to win