About a week ago, Monfils complained of a wrist injury, and then he had already won five fights in a row and did not even think to stop. The Frenchman has caught courage and not only confidently delivers, but also with minimal marriage acts in the draws.
Will Monfils show himself in this tournament? – read in our prediction.
At what time does Gael Monfils vs Gilles Simon play?
The game time is February 13, 2020, at 06:30 PM (UK time).
What are player’s positions in ATP rankings?
Gael Monfils takes the 9th positions and Gilles Simon takes the 57th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Gael Monfils have?
Gael Monfils has won 81% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Gilles Simon have?
Gilles Simon has won 76% of the games as a favorite.
When Monfils is determined to fight and goes to court seriously, he can give battle to any opponent. Indeed, even now, the Frenchman is able to progress, as he can definitely add on the pitch (serving more variably) and improve the back line. But Gael refuses to do this in every possible way, as he often goes to the court and begins to perform non-floating circus tricks, which often end for him with either another injury or defeat.
Monfils is on the list of ten strongest tennis players on the planet. In the current campaign, he earned excellent statistics on matches: 9 wins / 2 losses. Last week, Monfils won the championship at the Open Sud de France tournament, which was held in Montpellier. As part of the current competition, the 33-year-old representative of France easily defeated the Portuguese Joao Souza (6:3 / 6:2).
Simon is the 57th racket of the world. Citizenship – France. The age of the athlete is 35 years. During his professional career, Gilles spent many matches both on hard and clay courts. This season, he celebrated victory 3 times and was defeated three times. In the first round of the competition, which is now taking place in Rotterdam (Netherlands), the French player defeated Kazakhstan tennis player Mikhail Kukushkin (7:6 / 3:6 / 6:3).
What can not be taken away in Simon is a fighting character. Indeed, in those situations where many would have waved his hand, he forces himself to fight. Thanks to such persistence, a tennis player during his career made a huge number of comebacks. At the moment, Gilles can no longer boast of its former speed and endurance, however, he reads the game of his opponents perfectly, acts ahead of the curve and thus compensates for all shortcomings. In addition, if the Frenchman has regular playing practice, then he practically does not make mistakes on the court.
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- Tennis players are compatriots, so they train together on a regular basis.
- In official matches, they had nine fights between themselves and ahead of Gilles Simon, who won six victories.
Simon is an uncomfortable opponent for Monfils. Tennis players met 10 times, and a dark-skinned athlete was only twice able to defeat his compatriot. However, at the moment, Gilles can not oppose the future opponent. Gael is in great shape and is the current winner of this tournament, so he defends his league title here. In the 1/16 finals, Monfils smeared Souza on the court. But Simon had to sweat a lot in the battle with Kukushkin. At the very beginning of the third set, Michael broke the Frenchman, however, the representative of Kazakhstan could not keep the advantage in the account.
Monfils is definitely a favorite and has a better chance of winning. Here are just Simon at a high level held the match against Kukushkin, which means that in this meeting he will not give anything for nothing. Yes, and Gael recently spent a lot of hard matches, so fatigue can affect.