In the first round of the tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Thiago Monteiro will play against Guido Pella of Argentina. The match will take place on February 18. Will native courts help the Brazilian?

At what time are Pella vs Monteiro to play?
The game time is February 18, 2020, at 18:45 (UTC−3:00).

What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Guido Pella takes the 26th position and Thiago Monteiro takes the 88th position in ATP Tour Rankings.

How many wins and losses does Pella have?
Guido Pella has won 63% of games.

How many wins and losses does Monteiro have?
Thiago Monteiro has won 63% of the games.

Guido Pella

Pella has failed in these competitions. The Argentinean has been coming to Rio regularly for the last three years, but he has not yet made it past the first round. Last season his rival was Joao Sousa. Then the Latino lost to him in three sets.

This year got off to a good start. He showed a good game in the ATP Cup and in Australian Oupen. But on his favorite ground he had a fiasco waiting for him. In Cordoba Guido took off in the first round, losing to Corentin Moutet (7-6, 5-7, 3-6), and in Buenos Aires he was defeated by Juan Ignacio Londero (4-6, 6-7).

Thiago Monteiro

Monteiro also can’t boast of any special achievements at the Rio tournament. Its best result here was the quarterfinals in 2017. Last season Thiago overcame only one round as the second was Aljaz Bedene.

Unlike Pella, the Brazilian has already managed to win the ground Challenger in Punta del Este, as well as the quarterfinals in Buenos Aires. In Argentina’s capital Monteiro defeated Jaume Munar (6-3, 6-3) and Borna Corsis (6-4, 7-6), but unexpectedly lost to Pedro Sousa (6-7, 4-6).

Betting Tips Statistics

  • In face-to-face meetings the score is 3-1 in favor of Pella
  • In 3 out of 4 face-to-face encounters, the Argentine bruised the Brazilian

Pella vs Monteiro Predictions

Pella is stronger than Monteiro, but lately the Argentinean has hit the black stripe. A meeting with a Brazilian should be a great opportunity to get out of it. Thiago is considered a convenient rival for Guido. In addition, the Fortaleza resident has no stability. The match may take longer, but in the Pella class it should be a victory for such an opponent.

Our prediction: Guido Pella Win

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