Second round of ATP tournament on hard court in Sydney. Match between Alex De Minaur and Benoit Paire. In my opinion Australian youngster have strong chances to win this match, I going with safe hc here.
De Minaur is very promising young home player, former world number one at junior level with already couple interesting wins on senior level, like Kukushkin or Tiafoe last week. Very good movement, strong first serve, I don't see too many weakness in his game if he will don't stop improving rapidly like now he easily can be top20 player on senior level. For him for sure this match mean a lot and he is motivate to play best possible tennis.
On the other side we have Benoit Paire, one of the most unpredictable player who can easily tank match against everyone, everywhere. Brilliant talent, horrible character, strongly unprofessional. Autralian Open is on the corner and I not will surpirse if he will don't care about this match and just come for starting money. In one of interviews he told he is focus on the biggest events only.
I giving big chances for youngster to at least win one set and cover our line.