In one of the matches of the 1/16 finals in the Australian Open, Gael Monfils will play with Ernests Gulbis. The meeting will take place on January 25th. Will the Frenchman once again beat the representative of Latvia? – read in our prediction
At what time Gael Monfils vs Ernests Gulbis play?
The game time is January 25, 2020 at 13:00 PM (EAT).
What are players positions in ATP rankings?
Gael Monfils take the 10th position and Ernests Gulbis take the 256th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins have Gael Monfils?
Gael Monfils has won 69% of games as favourite.
How many wins have Ernests Gulbis?
Ernests Gulbis has won 50% of games.
Relations with Svitolina benefited Monfils. Gael is now experiencing a second youth. He plays as in his best years and has even risen to the tenth line of the world ranking. In Melbourne, he did not need to be particularly protected. In 2019, he lost here in the second round of Fritz. If the Frenchman succeeds, he will be able to further improve his position.
In the previous two rounds, Monfils passed the representative of Taiwan Lu (6-1, 6-4, 6-2) and the Croatian veteran Ivo Karlovic (4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 7-5) without any problems.
Meeting with Monfils for Gulbisa will be the sixth match in this tournament. Due to the low rating, the representative of Latvia began his career in qualification. He overcame it quite easily, beating Maxim Cressi, Federico Koria and Pranyesh Gunnesvaran.
In the main draw, Ernests continued his extravaganza. In those matches, he defeated Felix Auger-Allassim (7-5, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4) and Aljaz Beden (7-5, 6-3, 6-2).
In the previous two matches, Gulbis looked great in the draws. Even on the second serve, he won at least 60% of the goals. It seems that Ernests is well prepared for this tournament.
Statistics and personal meetings
- In personal meetings, the score is 3-0 in favor of Monfils.
- In the history of personal confrontations, Gulbis defeated Gael only one set.
- This season, on a hard Monfils won three matches. Gulbis – seven.
Gael Monfils vs Ernests Gulbis Game Prediction
t is possible that Gulbis came to Melbourne for a monetary reward. Perhaps he needs money for the next parties. In the previous two matches, his rivals almost did not resist. But with Monfils, things can turn out differently. If the representative of Latvia receives a rebuff from the opponent, he may not particularly fight.
Given the nature of Ernests and the history of personal confrontations, we believe that Gael will once again beat Gulbis.
- Our prediction is the victory of Gael Monfils