Today, on February 16 is the final of ATP Rotterdam Open. If Monfils was expected to be fighting for the title, Auger surprised everyone. Indeed, recently the Canadian has been going through hard times and lost a lot. Who will be able to win such a coveted title? – Find it out in our prediction.
At what time are Gael Monfils and Felix Auger-Aliassime to play?
The game time is February 16, 2020, at 2:30 PM (GMT).
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Gael Monfils takes the 9th position and Felix Auger-Aliassime takes the 21th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Gael Monfils have?
Gael Monfils has won 64.2% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Felix Auger-Aliassime have?
Felix Auger-Aliassime has won 52.4% of the games as a favorite.
In February, Gael is simply irresistible! A seasoned Frenchman arrived in Rotterdam to defend his championship title not just in great shape, but after a week earlier in his Montpellier halls he celebrated a triumph, losing the set only at the very start of the tournament to his compatriot Adrian Mannarino and defeating Vasek Pospisil in the finals.
This week, Gael continued his march and, thanks to the game of the highest class, both at the pitch and at the reception, reached the finals without losing a set. In the Netherlands he defeated Joao Sousa (6-3, 6-2), Gilles Simon (6-4, 6-1), Daniel Evans (7-6, 6-2) and Filip Krajinovich (6-4, 7-6).
At the start of the year Monfils again complained of some new injuries and poor health. What is the failure at the Australian Open, where he was clearly lucky with the draw. However, now the Frenchman is trying to catch up, because he has already won eight victories in a row and has swung his hand at the second title. The most amazing thing is that during these eight meetings, the tennis player lost only one set, so Gael feels great physically. But still it must be noted that his rivals were far from the most serious.
Auger-Aliassime will play for the first time in the tournament finals in Rotterdam. For the representative of Canada, this success has become historic. The 19-year-old Canadian became the youngest finalist of these competitions in their 46-year history.
Few expected such a scenario from Felix, who did not show anything interesting in Montpellier last week? Be that as it may, here and now in Rotterdam the young talent caught an excellent wave and for the fourth time in his career reached the final of the ATP tournament. It all started with a difficult fight against Jan-Lennard Struff, from which defeat could have ensued if he had not missed a great opportunity for a break at the very beginning of the decisive 3rd set. Felix then sent Grigor Dimitrov (6-4, 6-2), Aljaz Bedene (6-4, 7-6) and Pablo Carreno-Busta (7-6, 6-4) overboard of the tournament, having shown himself to be the best in attacking tennis with excellent serve and biting blows.
Auger’s game depends on several aspects. After all, it is important for the Canadian to pass the first ball regularly, and he was confident. If Felix acts closed on the court, then he does not succeed, because the tennis player is afraid to take risks, and this is where his game is based. When Auger tries to conduct protracted exchanges of blows, he doesn’t succeed, as he does wielding cut blows quite poorly and often the ball lands too short, which gives opponents the opportunity to enter the court and shoot through sharply.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Monfils and Auger-Aliassime have never met on the tennis court before
- Felix was defeated once in his previous 5 matches.
Felix Auger-Aliassime will be ready to give all his energy in this match in Rotterdam, in order to finally open an account to the triumphs at a high level. Gael Monfils is surely closer than ever in recent years to returning to the highest position in the world ranking at number 6 for his entire career, because the young talent from Canada will be rendered maximum resistance without any concessions that the Frenchman could easily allow it. The class and experience is sure help Gael Monfils defend his champion title and for the second time in the last couple of weeks to raise a trophy over his head.
Our prediction is the victory of Gael Monfils.