First Grand Slam tournament of the year starts in Melbourne It was a strange way to get here but we’re finally here Day 1 of the Australian Open starts Monday morning, Melbourne time, and we are here to predict every game for you.With 32 men’s matches, this means that we split the matches into eight articles.Do not miss our other predictions: Milos Raonic versus Federico Coria, Alexander Zverev versus Marcos Giron, Denis Shapovalov versus Jannik Sinner, Nick Kyrgios versus Frederico Ferreira Silva, Stan Wawrinka against Pedro Sousa, Grigor Dimitrov against Marin Cilic and Novak Djokovic against Jeremy Chardy

Steen:
Screw is 2-0 in the H2H Gombos is capable, but Bolt should feel most comfortable and have won a few warm-up games. If in doubt, go with the home player Prediction: Bolzen in 4

Damian:
Alex Bolt is used to doing above average at the Australian Open, losing a five-setter to Dominic Thiem two years ago and reaching the third round last year.After a good run in Melbourne, it looks like another of these surprising runs could be on the plan Prediction: bolts in 4

Yes:
Normally I would pick Gombos here as I think he has the slightly better advantage right now and is a bit more consistent in Australia, however, the native Australian is always raising his level so I think he will get this prediction: bolts in 4

Steen:
The H2H is divided, but Kecmanovic is playing better tennis at the moment. The Serb should march into the second round in this round Prediction: Kecmanovic in 4

Damian:
Miomir Kecmanovic gave Great Ocean Road Open champion Jannik Sinner a pretty good scare this week and should probably have won the opening set.Kamil Majchrzak looked shaky in his display there and it’s been a while since we’ve seen him play and when he brought Kei Nishikori to five sets here Prediction: Kecmanovic in 4

Yes:
Kecmanovic can be inconsistent at times, but he’s also a great potential talent Majchrzak doesn’t have anywhere near as strong a top-level game now and isn’t even at his best right now, prediction: Kecmanovic in 3

Steen:
Londero is a purely Argentine battle and is 2: 1 in their games. Neither of them is playing well at the moment and both are at their best on clay On a hard court edge to Delbonis prediction: Delbonis in 4

Damian:
Her match at Roland Garros last year was one of the low-key highlights of the event Juan Ignacio Londero won 14-12 in the fifth. This is pretty much a mistake again – both often fail to shine on hard courts and had a heavy loss in the first round of this week. I went again with Londero who apparently had adapted better to the conditions and Mikhail Kukushkin canceled prediction: Londero in 5

Yes:
This is a complete throwing game Neither player is great on hard courts and both have potential on clay This match is not on clay however I think Londero will keep up better but I’m not at all confident Prediction: Londero in 3

Steen:
Kukushkin could make this interesting, but Thiem should overwhelm him with a best-of-five set match prediction: Thiem in 3

Damian:
It wasn’t a perfect ATP Cup campaign from Dominic Thiem, but his hard court game has become much more reliable over the past two years.The Austrian is no longer as prone to early losses as it was before, and while Mikhail Kukushkin’s flat punches could be difficult to deal with, Thiem’s ​​problem-solving has been extremely accurate recently Prediction: Thiem in 3

Yes:
Kukushkin is a decent player, but Thiem is one of the best in the world The Austrian won the US Open last year and doesn’t start with an early loss in the first major this year Prediction: Thiem in 3

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