Taro Daniel and Gael Monfils play for the first time against each other in the inaugural round of Roland Garros. The match is the last of Tuesday, on the Philippe Chatrier arena.
On the 103rd place in the world, the Japanese Taro Daniel played not less than 14 matches on clay this year. He won only 6 and the farthest reached the quarters of Marrakech and Geneva. Last week, he was defeated by Switzerland’s finalist Nicolas Jarry, 6-1, 7-5.Taro Daniel last year awarded his only career title on the clay in Istanbul. Roland Garros stopped in the second round in 2016 and 2017, and last year failed to pass the qualifying. Also in 2018, the Japanese succeeded the career victory: 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 with Novak Djokovic in the second round at Indian Wells, then to lose in two sets with Leonardo Mayer.
Gael Monfils remains one of the most charismatic and unpredictable players in the circuit. Frenchman on 17th place ATP did not play too much on clay this year. He went to the second round at Estoril, then made his best at Madrid, where he lost to Roger Federer. The last match played in Rome on May 13, and was defeated in two sets by Albert Ramos-Vinolas.At 32, Monfils has 8 career titles, but none of the Grand Slam. The farthest came to the Roland Garros semifinals in 2008 when Roger Federer eliminated it. Since then he has once played in quarters in 2014, and over the last few years has not managed to make more than 4 rounds.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Taro Daniel vs Gael Monfils
Gael Monfils is not at all in top shape at Roland Garros. I expect Taro Daniel to win at least one set in front of the Frenchman. 888Sport offers a 2.02 odds ratio for over 3.5 sets in the match.
Prediction Today: Over 3.5 sets in the match