Today on February 19, the ATP de Rio de Janeiro tournament will be played between the host of the courts, Thiago Monteiro, and the representative of Hungary ttila Balazs. Thiago Moura Monteiro is considered the favorite of this tennis meeting, so, according to many experts of this sport, Attila Balás will have little chance of success.
At what time are Thiago Monteiro vs Attila Balazs to play?
The game time is February 19, 2020, at 19:00 (GMT-3).
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Thiago Monteiro takes the 88th position and Attila Balazs takes the 106th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Thiago Monteiro have?
Thiago Monteiro has won 77% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Attila Balazs have?
Attila Balazs has won 80% of the games as a favorite.
Monteiro is an experienced and technical tennis player who specializes in unpaved surfaces. For the Brazilian public, Thiago is the main hope, and the stands will very well support him. Today, in a bitter struggle, he defeated a very difficult opponent – the 26th racket of the world, Guido Pelju.
This season, Thiago Moura Monteiro demonstrates good form, so it is not surprising that we managed to go so far in this tournament. Compared to the beginning of the year, huge progress is visible, which means that Thiago Moura Monteiro will try not just to end the season, but to win at least some title, and this tournament is perfect. Thiago Moura Monteiro plays best just on hard, preferring fast tennis, because not all opponents can boast such a good starting speed and quick reaction.
Thiago Moura Monteiro is not only distinguished by a powerful serve, but also by an aggressive ball reception, so if you wish, the eighteenth racket of the world can easily open any defense. This tournament did not have to play a single difficult match, so Thiago Moura Monteiro is clearly fresher than the opponent, which can play an important role if the match goes into the third set.
Balazs is an unstable tennis player, and got into the main competition grid, despite the defeat in the final qualification with a score of 0-6, 2-6. We think that the Brazilian in the game on the back line will act more efficiently and will win in two sets.
Since the injury prevented normal performance last season, Attila Balazs has high hopes for this season, especially since there was time not only to completely recover from the damage, but also to get in good shape. The previous tournament was used just for a set of forms, so its results should not be especially paid attention.
But at this Masters Attila Balazs is already playing at full strength, so that in the previous two fights confident victories were won. Attila Balazs no longer has problems with his left hand, so he demonstrates good kicks both in forehand and backhand. Most of all Attila Balazs likes to play on hard, where you can use your speed effectively, but Attila Balazslooks decent on grass courts, as previously there were several victories on this surface.
Betting Tips Statistics Head-to-Head
- Previously, there were no personal meetings between these tennis professionals, although they occupy rather high positions in the world ranking.
|Thiago Monteiro||vs||Attila Balazs|
|25 (1994.05.31)||Age||31 (1988.09.27)|
|Fortaleza, Brazil||Birthplace||Budapest, Hungary|
|Fortaleza, Brazil||Residence||Budapest, Hungary|
|6'0" (183 cm)||Height||5'11" (180 cm)|
|172 lbs (78 kg)||Weight||172 lbs (78 kg)|
|$1,332,106||Career Prize Money||$468,976|
Singles Service Record
|Thiago Monteiro||Singles Service Record on clay||Attila Balazs|
|70%||1st Serve Points Won||66%|
|50%||2nd Serve Points Won||55%|
|403||Break Points Faced||175|
|61%||Break Points Saved||71%|
|684||Service Games Played||244|
|77%||Service Games Won||80%|
|63%||Total Service Points Won||62%|
Singles Return Record
|Thiago Monteiro||Singles Return Record on clay||Attila Balazs|
|26%||1st Serve Return Points Won||30%|
|48%||2nd Serve Return Points Won||47%|
|330||Break Points Opportunities||113|
|41%||Break Points Converted||38%|
|685||Return Games Played||240|
|20%||Return Games Won||18%|
|35%||Return Points Won||36%|
|49%||Total Points Won||49%|
Monteiro vs Balazs Prediction
Thiago Moura Monteiro and Attila Balazs do not like to play on defense, and each opponent tries to act as aggressively as possible on the court, so that the spectators in the stands will have a bright game, and we offer betting on the victory of Tiago.
- Our prediction: Thiago Monteiro Will Win