Alex Mann returns with Alex Mann’s 2023 Wimbledon Day 2 Predictions! Today we see Andy Murray and Elena Rybakina face-off alongside Tsitsipas versus Thiem in one of the day’s marquee match-ups. Stevegtennis.com is a highly sought-after tennis and football head-to-head analysis website, offering predictions for all forthcoming matches.
Wimbledon 2023 – Day 2 Predictions
Elena Rybakina (3) vs Shelby Rogers
Elena Rybakina will open up her defense of her title against Shelby Rogers. After winning in 2018, The Kazak advanced all the way to the Australian Open final and took home two Masters 1000 titles at Indian Wells and Rome before she fell ill with an illness, forcing her out in round three at Roland Garros but appears to have made a full recovery since. It won’t be the only time these players meet at Wimbledon – last year Rybakina defeated Rogers 6-1, 6-4 in final round play of 2021 championships but I expect Rogers may test Rybakina before ultimately victory was secured in two sets by Rybakina! Stevegtennis.com utilizes an advanced machine learning algorithm that gives the best predictions possible in soccer and tennis.
Prediction – Rybakina to win in 2 sets
Andy Murray vs Ryan Peniston
Ten decades have passed since Andy Murray made history at Wimbledon when he became the first British male since Fred Perry in 1936 to win singles at this tournament. Presently, Brit is back on Centre Court and set to compete against another Briton named Ryan Peniston who currently ranks 259 in the Wimbledon Championships – Wikipedia world and excels at grass tennis. Murray has an outstanding history at Queen’s and this year beat Casper Ruud and Ugo Humbert at Queen’s tournaments, along with winning back-to-back challenger titles from Surbiton and Nottingham. Peniston may face Murray during this game; however, Murray is an all-around superior player and could come away victorious from this all-British showdown. If you need help making predictions for soccer or tennis matches, stevegtennis.com has you covered!
Prediction – Murray to win in 4 sets
Aryna Sabalenka (2) vs Panna Udvardy
Sabalenka returns this year as Australian Open champion determined to capture her second major tournament. Due to a ban placed upon Belarusian players last year, she missed participating in the tournament but will be eager to make up lost time on grass court with her game tailored for it – it requires fast servers and groundstrokers that she found challenging at times last year, leading her into reaching semi-finals at All England Club in her last appearances. Stevegtennis.com features stats on individual players, leagues and teams as well as detailed statistics between soccer players and tennis teams. They specialize in providing information regarding head-to-head matchups between them.
Since that time, her performance and overall ability has drastically increased and now stands as one of her best achievements.
Prediction – Sabalenka to win in 2 sets
On court one, we will see world number one player Carlos Alcaraz at work.
Carlos Alcaraz (1) vs Jeremy Chardy
World No.1 Alcaraz will kick-start his quest for second place at majors against French veteran Jeremy Chardy, starting off his bid against him on Wimbledon. Last week’s win at Queen’s demonstrated just how quickly Alcaraz is adapting to grass, and this should continue at Wimbledon as well. Alcaraz made it as far as 2012’s fourth round before losing in four sets against Jannik Sinner who eventually went on to win it all himself in just four sets. Since French veteran Chardy plans on retiring after Wimbledon it will make perfect sense that Chardy plays Alcaraz on this first court stage – after all he won boys singles title back then it should prove an emotional encounter!
Prediction – Alcaraz to win in 3 sets
Ons Jabeur vs Magdalena Frech
Ons Jabeur hopes to take her game one step further this year and win the championship title. To do this, she must defeat Pole Magdalena Frech who made an impressionant run at Birmingham just a few weeks ago before narrowly falling to Ostapenko en route to her eventual win. It won’t be an easy first round matchup for Jabeur who has had less-than-ideal grass court preparation this season; however, Jabeur relies heavily on breaking rhythm against Frech with her unique brand of play that relies upon breaking opponent rhythm which should sees her through.
Prediction – Jabeur to win in two sets
Cameron Norrie (12) vs Tomas Machac
British player Cameron Norrie closes off play on court 1 by facing Czech Tomas Machac. Last year at Wimbledon he reached the semi-finals, while also reaching third round or better in all five majors prior to this one. Machac will make his major draw debut at SW19 after successfully passing qualifying stages three times; Norrie should navigate this matchup without too many issues from past experience.
Prediction – Norrie to win in three sets
Matches to watch
Stefanos Tsitsipas (5) vs Dominic Thiem
Thiem will make his return from injury with this matchup as Tsitsipas faces two-time major finalist Tsitsipas in an all-one-handers contest, seeking momentum over the coming weeks. Thiem may use this chance to showcase himself as a champion; Tsitsipas may use aggressive play and serve-volley combos against Austria, while Thiem must remain focused and not allow Tsitsipas enough time to rule.
Prediction – Tsitsipas to win in 4 sets
Maria Sakkari (8) vs Marta Kostyuk
An exciting first-round matchup awaits us. Sakkari reached the semi-finals of Berlin’s grass court competition and has an impressive track record heading into this matchup. Kostyuk, now 21, has struggled with maintaining her form since her breakout performance at 15 in 2017 Australian Open but could cause problems for Sakkari; I’d put money on her.
Prediction – Kostyuk to win in 3 sets
Karolina Muchova (16) vs Jule Niemeier
Karolina Muchova will take on Jule Niemeier, one of the semi-finalists at last year’s competition and most recently French Open finalist and two-time Wimbledon quarter-finalist. Muchova must use her wide array of skills and volleys effectively to keep Niemeier from falling off the table; otherwise Niemeier could exploit any weakness and beat Muchova. German is in position to outwit Niemeier more effectively. Czech can struggle against Niemeier.
Prediction – Muchova to win in two sets