Mutua Madrid Open R1 Prediction
?? (1) Simona Halep vs. ?? Ekaterina Makarova
All signs point to a Halep victory here. The clay in Madrid is the ideal surface for Halep whilst clay is easily Makarova’s least preferred surface. Halep is the best player in the world on clay, Makarova’s poor current form seemingly gives her little hope here. Expect the world number 1 to be too strong for Makarova on this surface, Halep’s consistency and outstanding movement on this surface will make life very tough for Makarova.