In the first round of the tournament in Montpellier, Aljaj Beden will meet with Vasek Pospisil. Can the Slovenian beat the Canadian? – read in our prediction.
In 2019, Bedene gave preference to dirt tournaments in South America. But now the Slovenian has decided to change tactics. Despite the fact that the soil is a profile coating for Aljaz, he remained in Europe and went to Montpellier.
Bedene performed quite well on hard at the beginning of the year, so he did not change the coverage. His greatest success in 2020 was reaching the Doha quarterfinals, where he beat Mikael Ymer and Alexander Bublik. After that, at the AO, he beat James Duckworth and lost to Ernests Gulbis.
Pospisil that I had a great ending to last season. Then Vasek won several challengers. True, this did not bring him any particular dividends. He missed the beginning of last year due to an injury, so he now occupies 138th place in the ATP ranking.
The best result of the Canadian this season is the second round of Adelaide. In those competitions, he first beat Joao Souza (6-4, 6-2), but after that he lost to Denis Shapovalov (4-6, 6-7). But at JSC Vasek sheathed a racket in the first round, when, without a chance, lost to Ivo Karlovic (6-7, 4-6, 5-7).
Statistics and personal meetings
- In full-time meetings, the score is 2-1 in favor of Beden.
- In 2 out of 3 full-time matches, at least 25 games were played.
Pospisil a fairly powerful pitch. This component determines how the Canadian will play in this meeting. Most likely, he will keep it, because Vasek is not strong in the draws. Given the history of personal meetings, we believe that the tennis players will break the total of 22.5 games.
As for the winner, we propose to give preference to Bedene. The Slovenian is still looking better in the draws, so he has every chance to beat the Canadian.
- Our prediction – Aljaz Bedene will win