Ryan Peniston in the first round of the 2022 Cinch Championships at The Queen's Club, London, UK
Ryan Peniston in the first round of the 2022 Cinch Championships at The Queen's Club, London, UK | TPN/Getty Images

Tennis | ATP Queen’s Club 2023 | Peniston begins against Humbert in search to defend ranking points, Broady and Choinski in action

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Ryan Peniston [WC] v Ugo Humbert | H2H: First Meeting
  • Liam Broady [WC] v Adrian Mannarino | H2H: Mannarino leads 2-1
  • Jan Choinski [WC] v Lorenzo Musetti [6] | H2H: First Meeting
LONDON, ENGLAND – Ryan Peniston will look to defend his quarter-final ranking points from last year at Queen’s Club and begins against Ugo Humbert while Liam Broady and Jan Choinski are also in action.

 

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Ryan Peniston [WC] v Ugo Humbert | H2H & Match Fundamentals

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Ryan Peniston [WC] v Ugo Humbert H2H: First Meeting
Queen’s Club 2023 London, England
Grass (O) Prize Money: €17,120
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It’s been a tricky season for Ryan Peniston so far who hasn’t been able to build on his successful grass court season from last year. Now with his ranking just outside the world’s top 200, Peniston returns to the scene of his big breakthrough last year having reached the quarter-finals last year. After second round exits in Surbiton and Nottingham, Peniston will be aiming to recreate his aggressive tennis from last year’s event and defend his ranking points.

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First up for Peniston is Ugo Humbert who is no stranger to grass courts having won Halle a few years ago. During thar run in 2021, Humbert defeated the likes of Alexander Zverev, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Andrey Rublev with the Frenchman using his big serve and forehand to devastating effect. However since then Humbert has had mixed results even if a couple of Challenger titles have put him on the brink of a Wimbledon seeding. Now Humbert will look to rediscover his power and make a deep run at Queen’s Club.

This will be a tough test for Peniston against an opponent who is familiar with grass courts and has a bit of form. However if the Brit can find his range on return then there should be no reason why Peniston can’t cause another shock at Queen’s Club.

Prediction: Peniston in three sets.

 

Liam Broady [WC] v Adrian Mannarino | H2H & Match Fundamentals

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Liam Broady [WC] v Adrian Mannarino H2H: Mannarino leads 2-1
Queen’s Club 2023 London, England
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Liam Broady’s progression over the last couple of years has been rewarded as the Brit is now on the brink of the world’s top 150. After reaching the third round of Wimbledon for the first time last year, Broady has continued to gain important milestones which includes a Challenger title this season as well as playing two ATP events this season. Now Broady looks to continue his confidence on grass as he will look for another successful Wimbledon campaign this year.

First up for Broady at Queen’s Club is Adrian Mannarino who has had some successful grass court results in the past. The Frenchman continues to have great results on the surface and defeated Daniil Medvedev in s-Hertogenbosch last week as his aggressive yet unique style of play continues to catch players out. Now Mannarino will look to continue his form on grass by producing another strong week at Queen’s Club.

This is a match where Broady will have to be aggressive and dictate the tempo of the match, using depth and power. This is a winnable match for the Brit but it’s expected that Mannarino’s power and precision may be too much for Broady this time around.

Prediction: Mannarino in three sets.

 

 

Jan Choinski [WC] v Lorenzo Musetti [6] | H2H & Match Fundamentals

 

Jan Choinski [WC] v Lorenzo Musetti [6] H2H: First Meeting
Queen’s Club 2023 London, England
Grass (O) Prize Money: €17,120
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Jan Choinski had a relatively good clay court season but would have been disappointed with being unable to qualify for Roland Garros. Now on his weakest surface on paper, Choinski will look to break new ground as he sets his sights on the world’s top 150 as he looks to continue his progressive improvement.

A tough task awaits Choinski in the form of sixth seed Lorenzo Musetti who had a clay court season to remember. The Italian made the second week of Roland Garros and was able to beat Novak Djokovic in Monte-Carlo. Now the Italian will look to take his powerful serve to the grass courts as the Italian looks to improve on previous grass court results.

This will be a good match for Choinski’s long term development to get some experience on the ATP tour and facing some of the best players in the world. However the Italian should prove too strong as Musetti’s confidence should see him ease to victory.

Prediction: Musetti in straight sets.

 

 

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