ATP Grand Prix Hassan ll 2022: Draw Preview and Prediction

The only ATP tournament in Africa, the ATP Grand Prix Hassan ll 2022 returns to the Tour for the first time since 2019 after two consecutive editions due to the Pandemic.

Felix-Auger Aliassime, Daniel Evans, Albert Ramos-Vinolas - Top 3 seeds of the ATP Grand Prix Hassan ll 2022
Felix-Auger Aliassime, Daniel Evans, Albert Ramos-Vinolas - Top 3 seeds of the ATP Grand Prix Hassan ll 2022

ATP Grand Prix Hassan ll 2022 returns to the ATP Tour after a gap of two years with both the 2020 and 2021 editions being cancelled due to the Pandemic. It will be the 36th edition of the only ATP tournament that is held in the continent of Africa. It was promoted from a Challenger tournament to a Tour event in 1990.

Tournament Details:

  • TournamentATP Grand Prix Hassan ll 2022
  • Date: April 4 – April 10
  • Number of Entrants: 28 (Singles), 16 (Doubles)
  • Venue: Royal Tennis Club de Marrakech
  • Surface: Clay Court
  • Prize Money: €534,555
  • Defending Champion: Benoit Paire

Top Seeds

  • Felix-Auger Aliassime
  • Daniel Evans
  • Albert Ramos-Vinolas
  • Federico Delbonis
  • Botic Van de Zandschulp
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
  • Laslo Djere
  • Tallon Griekspoor

Men’s Singles Draw Analysis and Prediction

Top Half

Felix Auger-Aliassime
Felix Auger-Aliassime

Top-seed Felix-Auger Aliassime starts against wildcard entrant Elliot Banchetrit with the winner set to take on the winner from the match between Alex Molcan and Stefano Travaglia. Alexei Popyrin awaits a qualifier and the Australian looks the favourite to meet 6th seeded Botic Van de Zandschulp in the second round with Botic starting against Hugo Dellien.

4th seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas will take on Lorenzo Musetti while Carlos Taberner clashing with Yannick Hanffman and the winners from both clashes playing in round 2. Jiri Vesely will clash with wildcard entrant Malek Jaziri and the winner will take on the victorious player from the meeting of 8th seeded Laslo Djere and Jiri Lehecka.

First Semi-Final Prediction: Felix-Auger Aliassime vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas

Bottom Half

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

7th seeded Alejandro Davidovich Fokina will take on Federico Coria in the first round and the winner will meet Kamil Majchrzak who will be the favourite against the qualifier in the first round. Henri Laaksonen and Richard Gasquet lock horns in the first round with the winner set to meet 9th seeded Tallon Griekspoor who will start against a qualifier.

5th seeded Federico Delbonis starts against Joao Sousa and the winner will meet either Marco Cecchinato or Roberto Carballes Baena depending on who comes out on the top in the first round. David Goffin awaits a qualifier and the winner of the clash will take on the winner of the match between Pablo Andujar and 2nd seeded Daniel Evans.

Second Semi-Final Prediction: Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Federico Delbonis

Semifinals

Federico Delbonis
Federico Delbonis

Felix and Albert have made thrice on the Tour with a Claycourt meeting which was won by Felix as the Canadian youngster leads the Spaniard 2-1 in the head-to-head. Given that Albert has played the majority of his matches this season on Clay, the Spaniard can overcome Felix.

Both Fokina and Delbonis play their best on Clay as compared to any other surface and could play out a good semi-final clash which will be their second meeting on the tour. Fokina won their only meeting earlier but it could be Delbonis who has the last laugh in Morocco.

ATP Grand Prix Hassan ll 2022 Final: Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs Federico Delbonis

Final

Albert Ramos Vinolas
Albert Ramos Vinolas

It could be the 13th meeting between Vinolas and Delbonis with all 12 of their meetings taking place on Clay of which Delbonis has won 8. This time could however be the 5th win for Vinolas against the Argentine given Vinolas has already claimed a title when the Tour went to South America and the Spaniard looks likely to add another title to his cabinet.

Champion: Albert Ramos-Vinolas

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