One of the most spectacular scheduled in the first round of the Beijing men’s tournament will take place between Frenchman Gael Monfils and American John Isner.
▪️The 33-year-old French player is currently 11th in the ATP standings.
▪️He performed excellently on the hard this season, the best result of the year representing his victory in the Rotterdam tournament, played in the hall.
▪️He also played in the semifinals in Sofia and Dubai, while in Indian Wells he had to withdraw in the quarterfinals.
▪️In the American hard season this summer he withdrew before the semifinal against Rafael Nadal, and in Cincinnati he was defeated again from the first round by Frances Tiafoe, while at the US Open he reached the quarterfinals.
▪️The best ranked American player in the ATP circuit currently occupies the 19th position, being in search of improving this position through a victory in this tournament.
▪️Before taking a break from the entire slag season, John Isner managed to get to the final act of the Miami Masters tournament.
▪️After eliminating Wimbledon in the second round against Mikhail Kukushkin, John Isner was able to win another tournament on the grass at Newport, while the US Open stopped in round 3.The Beijing tournament is the 2nd in ▪️the Asian circuit, being eliminated last week in Chengdu by Egor Gerasimov in a match with 3 tie-breaks.
The two players have met up to 11 times so far, the score being 7-4 in favor of the French player, the last meeting taking place last year in the hall in Vienna, where Gael prevailed with a 6-4 double.
🎾What is the shape of the players in the last 5 matches?
- Gael Monfils
- Last result: 0-2 vs Albert Ramos Vinolas (Zhuhai – hard)
- Shape: L W L W W
French Gael Monfils, 33, 12th in the ATP hierarchy, is present for the second time in his career on the main panel of the China Open, an ATP 500 tournament held in Beijing. In the previous edition of the competition, it was eliminated from the first round by Fernando Verdasco, score 6-2, 6-7, 6-7.
Sfertfinalist of the US Open, Grand Slam tournament played in New York, where he gave up 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3 and 6-7 decisively in front of the world number 13, Italian Matteo Berrettini, Monfils also stopped in the quarter-finals and at the Zhuhai, in the Huajin Securities Zhuhai Championships, ATP 250 tournament.
- John Isner
- Last result: 1-2 vs Egor Gerasimov (Chengdu – hard)
- Shape: L L W L W
John Isner, 34, ranked 19th in the ATP standings for the sixth time in his career on the main table of the ATP 500 tournament hosted by Beijing, a competition in the sixteenth edition. Two years ago, the American stopped in the quarter finals of the tournament, being defeated in minimum sets by the Spanish Rafael Nadal, score 4-6, 6-7.
After a modest course in the US Open, where he was eliminated since the sixteenth, 1-3 in sets against the world number 28, Croatian Marin Cilic, the American tennis player gave up 4-6, 6-7 in the company of the Swiss Roger Federer, with the occasion of the Laver Cup, in Geneva, then with 7-6, 6-7 and 6-7 in front of Belarus Egor Gerasimov, in the finals of the Chengdu Open.
🎾News, analysis, statistics and progress about the 2 players.
▪️6th place ATP represents the best ranking of the French, in the hierarchy.
▪️He won the previous 4 direct meetings.
▪️He has won 8 ATP trophies, the last one won this year in Rotterdam.
▪️He managed 5963 aces and made 2550 double mistakes throughout his career.
▪️He won 16 of the 21 matches played outdoors on the hard surface.
▪️In 2010 he checked a presence in the semi-finals of the competition.
▪️He also participates in the double competition, where he pairs with German Alexander Zverev.
▪️He has won 26 of the 41 matches played in 2019, on all surfaces.
▪️He has 17 ATP trophies, the previous one won at Newport, on the grass, this year.
▪️92% is the percentage of games won by Isner on his own service.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Gael Monfils vs John Isner
I bet on a very balanced start of the match between the two players, for both of them is winning their own service. Otherwise, the loss of the set is imminent, and I will thus choose to predict an equal score after the first 4 games, 2: 2, being difficult to believe that one of the two fighters will lose their service from the start of the match.
Prediction Today: The score after 4 games: 2-2