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Ricky’s Tennis Preview and Picks for the Mifel Open in Los Cabos, Start of Summer Hard Courts

The Mifel Open isn’t a piece of the authority U.S. Open Series, yet the Mexican-based competition starts the late spring hard-court swing. This stretch of tennis additionally incorporates Atlanta, Washington, D.C., San Jose, the Rogers Cup, Cincinnati, and Winston-Salem (in addition to the Olympics are one week from now, also).

Until further notice, we will not stretch discovered looking beyond on what is a bustling summer plan. Until further notice everything’s about Los Cabos, where in-structure lefty Cameron Norrie is the favorite in front of Americans John Isner, Taylor Fritz, and Sam Querrey.

Mifel Open

Where: Los Cabos, Mexico

Surface: Hard

Focuses: 250

Prize Money: $598, 545

Favorite: Cameron Norrie

2019 hero: Diego Schwartzman (not playing)

Draw investigation: Norrie might be a fairly astonishing No. 1 seed, however to say it is merited would be a gross misrepresentation of the truth. The 25-year-old is up to No. 30 on the planet and he is fifteenth in the rush to Turin. He has arrived at three finals (Estoril, Turin, and Queen’s Club) to oblige a threesome of third-round Grand Slam exhibitions. Norrie ought not experience any difficulty arriving at the Los Cabos quarterfinals or even the semis, despite the fact that Mackenzie McDonald could introduce a somewhat extreme test in the last eight. Fritz, who has played pairs with Norrie before, is a reasonable elimination round rival for the Brit.

A marginally more profound base portion of the section incorporates Isner, Querrey, and Newport semifinalist Jordan Thompson. Up first for Thompson is Ivo Karlovic, who dominated a match last week in Newport at 42 years of age. The victor of a first-round standoff between Andreas Seppi and Alex Bolt might have the option to do some harm in Los Cabos. A matchup including previous school stars Brandon Nakashima and J.J. Wolf is likewise one to watch.

Quarterfinal expectations: Cameron Norrie over Mackenzie McDonald, Taylor Fritz over Yasutaka Uchiyama, Jordan Thompson over Brandon Nakashima, and John Isner over Alex Bolt

Elimination rounds: Norrie over Fritz and Thompson over Isner

Last: Norrie over Thompson

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