Monfils vs Garin: prediction for the Australian Open match
Gael Monfils goes against Christian Garin in the third round match of the Australian Open. Who will become one of the last 16? Our prediction is in the article below.
Gael Monfils looks very confident at the start of the tour. First, the French tennis player won the tournament in Adelaide. He didn't lose a single set there, and beat Karen Khachanov in the final match (6:4, 6:4). And now at the Australian Open, Monfils left no chance for his opponents. He ousted Federico Coria in the opening round match (6:1, 6:1, 6:3) and then crushed Alexander Bublik (6:1, 6:0, 6:4).
Christian Garin fought his way into the thrid round of the competition. The Chilean athlete played five sets against Facundo Bagnis (6:3, 6:4, 5:7, 6:7, 6:3) and Pedro Martinez Portero (6:7, 7:6, 2:6, 6:2, 6:2), which cost him a lot of energy. Garin is much more comfortable on clay courts, and he can boast much success on fast surfaces.
In 4 of the last 6 matches of the Frenchman, at least 10 games were played in the first set
Monfils didn't play any tie-breaks in 3 of his last 4 matches.
We don't think that Garin has a chance today. He looked shaky in his previous matches, while the Frenchman has been unstoppable since the beginning of the year.
Our prediction - handicap (-7.5) games to Monfils
Monfils confidently defeated both of his opponents at the current tournament, and we expect him to make short work of Garin, too.
Second bet - total under 33.5 games