Gilles Simon has never won against Aljaz in his career. On 20 February, the tennis players will meet at a tournament in Marseille again. What will the 35-year-old Simon do to gain the first victory against the Slovene? – Read in our prediction.
At what time are Gilles Simon and Aljaz Bedene to play?
The game time is February 20, 2020, at 12:00 (GMT).
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Gilles Simon takes the 58th position and Aljaz Bedene takes the 47th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Gilles Simon have?
Gilles Simon has won 57.3% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Aljaz Bedene have?
Aljaz Bedene has won 47.5% of the games as a favorite.
Simon alternates victories and defeats. The Frenchman is already 35 years old and, probably, first of all because of that he doesn’t always manage to compete on equal terms with younger rivals.
At the competitions in Marseille Simon met 18-year-old Harold Mayot in the first round. Gilles won that meeting, but it was largely thanks to his experience. Mayot was good, even took Simon’s pitch, but rallied in the key moments of the meeting. As a result, Simon won with a score of 6-4, 7-6.
Simon is still able to compete at a high level, despite the fact that the Frenchman noticeably reduced in all game aspects. At the moment, Gilles is a prisoner of his own game, as he acts in a viscous manner and keeps the ball in the court for a long time, while trying not to aggravate it at all. The tennis player does not make any unnecessary mistakes at all because he lets his opponents to make them. Sure thing Simon could bear the most powerful loads without any difficulty in his best years, but now you can see him tired practically after the each game. The years are passing by…
The Slovene played well last week in Rotterdam, where he defeated Benoit Paire (6-2, 6-4) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (7-5, 6-4).
In Marseille, Aljaz started a match against Russian Karen Khachanov. Having lost the first set, the Slovenian representative managed to take two subsequent ones. Bedene won the match (4-6, 6-4, 7-5).
Bedene is strong in all game aspects. He has an excellent pitch, thanks to which the Slovene scores easy points on fast covers. In draws, the tennis player is able to act in different styles, ranging from defence to the super aggressive game. All this is due to the fact that Aljaz confidently escalates from the forward, and from the backend. Aljaz often practices grid access, but he does it with variable success and is too often wrong in simple situations.
Betting Tips Statistics
- In personal meetings, Bedene is 3-0.
- In the last five games, Bedene won three victories, Simon – two.
|Gilles Simon||vs||Aljaz Bedene|
|35 (1984.12.27)||Age||30 (1989.07.18)|
|Nice, France||Birthplace||Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Boulogne-Billancourt, France||Residence||London, England|
|6'0" (183 cm)||Height||6'0" (183 cm)|
|154 lbs (70 kg)||Weight||161 lbs (73 kg)|
|$15,018,429||Career Prize Money||$3,890,924|
Singles Service Record
|Gilles Simon||Singles Service Record on hard||Aljaz Bedene|
|70%||1st Serve Points Won||75%|
|52%||2nd Serve Points Won||48%|
|3,353||Break Points Faced||695|
|61%||Break Points Saved||59%|
|5,893||Service Games Played||1,331|
|78%||Service Games Won||78%|
|63%||Total Service Points Won||64%|
Singles Return Record
|Gilles Simon||Singles Return Record on hard||Aljaz Bedene|
|30%||1st Serve Return Points Won||26%|
|53%||2nd Serve Return Points Won||49%|
|3,666||Break Points Opportunities||665|
|41%||Break Points Converted||37%|
|5,837||Return Games Played||1,354|
|26%||Return Games Won||18%|
|39%||Return Points Won||35%|
|51%||Total Points Won||49%|
Previous Head-to-Head Meetings
|2019||Vienna||Indoor Hard||R16||Aljaz Bedene|
|2019||Metz||Indoor Hard||R16||Aljaz Bedene|
|2015||Winston-Salem||Outdoor Hard||R32||Aljaz Bedene|
Simon vs Bedene Predictions
Bedene has beaten Simon three times during his career and one could hardly believe that Gilles can counterbalance his opponent in the upcoming game. Aljaz prefers an attacking style of play that Simon will surely find hard to cope with. We suggest betting on the Slovenian representative to win the upcoming match.
- Our prediction: Aljaz Bedene win