On January 6, in the 2nd round of a hard tournament indoors in Montpellier, a confrontation between Gael Monfils and Adrian Mannarino will take place.

The French derby between Gael Monfils and Adrian Mannarino will take place on January 6 as part of the 1/8 finals of the hard tournament at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier.

The compatriots are well acquainted with each other, spending the fifth match. Plus they sometimes defended the country’s honor in the Davis Cup matches.

At what time does the Gael Monfils vs Adrian Mannarino play?
The game time is February 06, 2020, 01:30 PM

What are player’s positions in ATP rankings?
Gael Monfils takes the 9th positions and Adrian Mannarino takes the 45th position in ATP Tour Rankings.

How many wins and losses do the Gael Monfils have?
Gael Monfils has won 64% of games.

How many wins and losses does Adrian Mannarino have?
Adrian Mannarino has won 62% of the games as a favorite.

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Gael Monfils

The black Frenchman is playing for the seventh time in this tournament, having an excellent history of performances. Monfils made his debut here in 2010, winning the title immediately. Gael celebrated his victories over Steve Darcis, John Isner, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Ivan Ljubicic in the final, respectively.

Monfils won the second trophy in 2014, confidently understanding the championship match with compatriot Richard Gasquet (6:4, 6:4).

Plus – the finals of 2012 and the semifinals of 2015. The Frenchman was at this tournament for the last time in 2016, unexpectedly losing at the start to Edouard Roger-Vasselin (4:6, 6:7).

Monfils returned to the top 10. However, the Frenchman is still extremely unstable on the tour and can lose to any opponent without any chance. The problem is that Gael cannot become serious in any way. He often performs circus tricks on the court, which in most cases end with a new injury or defeat for him. If earlier there were hopes that he could change and become more serious, now this is not at all believed.

Adrian Mannarino

The 31-year-old Musketeer is holding its fifth draw in Montpellier. Mannarino made his debut here in 2010, reaching qualification to the 1/8 finals, where he suffered an unfortunate defeat from John Isner (6:7, 7:6, 3:6). Adrian showed an identical result on his last visit in 2014, losing to Pole Jerzy Janovich (6:7, 3:6).

It is worth noting that the Frenchman started the year 2020 unsuccessfully, having been defeated at the start of Doha, Auckland and the Australian Open by Alexander Bublik, Andreas Seppi and Dominic Thiem respectively. Mannarino started in the current draw with a 3-set victory over Australian Alexei Popyrin (6:0, 6:7, 6:0).

Mannarino’s game depends on courage, because if he goes to court and nothing happens, then this is the end of the story. But when Adrian has the support of the stands and he has crown strikes, then resisting the French is not easy. The tennis player stands out for his excellent footwork, the ability not only to confidently play on the defensive but also to act as the first number on the court. In recent years, Mannarino even managed to improve the results on the ground, where he always performed extremely poorly and lost to everyone.

Statistics and personal meetings

Tennis players met on the court four times. Score 2-2. Players are very familiar with each other because they are compatriots and regularly train together.

Gael Monfils vs Adrian Mannarino Predictions

Mannarino will definitely give the fight. He has already played one match at this tournament and calmly beat Popyrin. Monfils did not have time to adapt to local courts, as he only managed to train a few times. Yes, and Gael is now in bad shape, something has merged with the pitch, and the first ball flies in the region of 160-180 km/h, and this is an extremely low indicator for him.

An ambiguous match in terms of the final result, taking into account the first match between compatriots on hard and the factor of the home tournament for both. Bookmakers are expected to be the favorite of Monfils, offering to bet on his wins for a coefficient of 1.41, for Mannarino – for 2.88.

I think the quotes are quite justified against the background of the current positions of tennis players in the ranking, game style and results at the start of 2020.

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