The final fights of the 1/8 finals will be played today at a hard tournament indoors in Montpellier. Let’s pay attention to the confrontation of old friends – Frenchman Richard Gasquet and Spaniard Feliciano Lopez.
Tennis players have a complete picture of the game features of each other, spending the ninth match between themselves.
At what time does the Feliciano Lopez vs Richard Gasquet play?
The game time is February 06, 2020, 04:30 PM
What are player’s positions in ATP rankings?
Feliciano Lopez takes the 55th positions and Richard Gasquet takes the 58th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses do the Feliciano Lopez have?
Feliciano Lopez has won 66% of games.
How many wins and losses does the Richard Gasquet have?
Richard Gasquet has won 65% of the games as a favorite.
Bet and win
38-year-old Spanish left-hander plays at the Open Sud de France for the third time. 1/8 finals – repeating the results of Lopez in the previous two arrivals in 2012 and 2017. Moreover, both defeats happened from the French Rufina and Pera, respectively.
It is worth noting that Feliciano holds the third tournament in 2020. The Spaniard opened the season in Auckland, reaching the quarter-finals, removing Pablo Andujar and Fabio Fognini one by one from their path. But lost in a tense struggle to the Pole Hubert Hurkacz 4-6, 7-6, 4-6. Then there was a defeat at the start of the Australian Open from compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut 2-6, 2-6, 5-7.
Lopez confidently began the current rally, suddenly without any problems sorting out the local young talent Ugo Humbert 6-4, 6-1.
The 33-year-old Frenchman plays here for the 9th time, having an excellent history of performances. Gasquet – 3x defeat Montpellier. Memorable events happened in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Plus – the finals of 2014, 2017 and 2018.
Richard could not come to this tournament last season due to an injury.
Because of her, the Frenchman was forced to miss the first month of 2020. Therefore, here Gasquet holds the first competition of the current season. Richard started with an unexpectedly dry wons over his compatriot Gilles Simon 6-4,6-4.
Statistics and personal meetings
Opponents have a rich history of confrontation, which originates in the distant 2003 year. Tennis players have played eight games among themselves today, having managed to determine the strongest on absolutely all surfaces. Gasquet leads on wins 7-1.
Lopez won the only Victoria in the Eastbourne finals in 2014, beating the Frenchman in an intense 3-set fight 6-3, 6-7, 7-5.
Also worth noting is another championship match between the guys, which took place in 2006 on the unpaved Gstaad, where “Dicky” was stronger in a tense match 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3.
Tennis players crossed twice to indoor, where the current meeting will be held:
- Richard won a strong-willed victory at the start of Marseille 2003 (6:7, 6:4, 6:4);
- he won at the identical stage of Vienna 2017. True, he made it at times easier 6-2, 6-3.
Feliciano Lopez vs Richard Gasquet Predictions
Bookmakers are completely confused in terms of determining the favorite of this fight, putting almost equal lines. We see a slight advantage in favor of Gasquet, whose wins they propose to bet at a coefficient of 1.88, at Lopez – at 1.96.
I think the quotes are quite logical, taking into account the history of the confrontation, the playing style, the results of tennis players at this tournament in previous years and the tennis shown in the opening match of the current draw.
As for me, both are now in good shape, which promises an equal meeting. Therefore, I will not venture to bet on the outcome, let alone a head start. I propose to opt for the tiebreaker option in the match. Suppose that the coefficient is small, but everything looks pretty reliable. Both have an excellent supply in the arsenal, so making a break will be very difficult.