The ITF M15 Monastir tournament takes place in Tunisia, and in this analysis I will detail the quarterfinal match between Ivan Gakhov and Thomas Laurent, to be concluded with the related bet.
Monastir is a town of 93,000 inhabitants, being a former fishing port.
This tournament is small, $ 15,000, so the minimum value allowed by the International Tennis Federation at this level.
The host is the Skanes Family Hotel, which has grounds covered with a quick, outdoor hard drive.
The contest table includes Setkic, Gengel, Gakhov or Pokotilov.
Ivan Gakhov: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️Ivan Gakhov is a 23-year-old Russian, ranked 439th ATP.
◾️And Gakhov is one of the most talented players in the ITF circuit, in fact playing in challenger tournaments.
◾️He had some very good periods, he was ranked 275th in the world and considering that he is very young in the future he can enter the first world hundred.
◾️In addition Ivan is left-handed, an asset.
◾️In 2019 he has a final at ITF M15 Manacor, semifinals at ITF M15 Madrid, quarter-finals at ITF M25 Vic and quarter-finals at ITF M25 Santander.
◾️Gakhov also played well in the challenger circuit, for example, recently winning with Jurabek Karimov (620th place in the ATP).
▪️Here: 6-4 6-3 with Boerma (1818 ATP place), winning 85% balls with the first service, 50% with the second service, without offering break balls
6-2 6-7 6-4 with Blanchet (924 ATP place), winning 72% balls with the first service, 58% with the second service, offering 3 break balls (2 saves)
Thomas Laurent: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️Thomas Laurent is a 22-year-old Frenchman, ranked 619th ATP.
◾️And Laurent gradually reached close to the top 500 ATP, showing potential from years past.
◾️He actually comes from the American collegiate championship, there playing successfully for the University of Oregon.
◾️And for professionals it has adapted well.
◾️In 2019 he has the title at ITF M15 Tabarka, final at ITF M15-2 Tabarka, quarterfinals at ITF M25 Rodez, quarterfinals at ITF M15 Villers Les Nancy, semifinals at ITF M15 Sarreguemines, semifinals at ITF M15 Monastir and final at ITF M15-2 Monastir.
▪️Here: 6-2 1-6 6-1 with Veldheer (526 ATP place), winning 52% balls with the first service, 58% with the second service, offering 13 break balls (7 saves)
5-7 7-5 6-1 with Timur Kiyamov (999 ATP place), winning 65% balls with the first service, 46% with the second service, offering 16 break balls (11 saves)
🎾Statistics of the direct matches Ivan Gakhov vs Thomas Laurent
▫️It is the first direct meeting between the two.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Ivan Gakhov vs Thomas Laurent
Ivan Gakhov is a very solid player, left-handed, who in the future may reach the first hundred in the world.
He has already shown some positive signs in the challenger circuit, winning matches with better ranked opponents.
And here he was very solid on the job. Thomas Laurent is talented, coming from the American collegiate championship where he did well.
And for professionals it already has some performances. However, much has been done here, winning both matches in decisive set and serving very modestly, providing many break balls.
Prediction Today: Ivan Gakhov