Let's continue analysing ATP Rogers Cup as we have a big match scheduled on Centre Court between Monfils and Bautista-Agut. Odds are very balanced in this one but I think that Monfils deserves to be favourite to win this match especially because of his incredible performance yesterday.
Monfils is coming to this match after winning his first two matches in three sets. In the 1st round, after gifting the first set to Johnson, he was able to comeback winning 6-1 in the 3rd. Second match was even more incredible as he faced Kei Nishikori. Again, he lost the first a set (tiebreak) but he was still able to comeback winning the second set 7-5 and the final set 7-6 in the tiebreak saving 4 match points!! It's true that before this tournament, Gael was not in a good form (he was coming from 3 losses in a row) but he is feeling well on court now...also last win against the number 9 in the world, will be an huge boost of confidence for him. And we all know that very few players can stop Monfils in confidence. Monfils had some big results on this surface (more than Bautista Agut) especially last season. He is always a dangerous player for everyone and he is better than the spanish in my opinion.
Bautista-Agut, on the other hand, had two easy first rounds against Smyczek and Harrison as he won in both matches in straight sets. Maybe, that's why odds are that high...It's true that Bautista played good in these matches but their opponents were very poor (especially Harrison as I was expecting more from him). He was a little bit lucky with the draw and I don't see him winning this one. His served worked good in the previous matches but story will change against Gael Monfils. Bautista-Agut always had problems against Monfils and I'm expecting the same today.
In fact, these two players met 3 times, always on hardcourts and Monfils always won without conceding a set!! H2H are recent so they have big importance in my eyes. Monfils will be full of confidence and he will win this one in my opinion. Odds should be around 1,75 in my opinion.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- PickMonfils to win 1
- Odds-110 WilliamHill
- Match result1-2 (-8.00)
Last 10 G. Monfils
|23.09.18||G. Monfils - W. Kwon Soon||2-1||Kaohs|
|22.09.18||G. Monfils - D. H. Lee||2-0||Kaohs|
|21.09.18||G. Monfils - E. Gulbis||2-0||Kaohs|
|20.09.18||G. Monfils - G. Soeda||2-0||Kaohs|
|19.09.18||G. Monfils - A. Santillan||2-1||Kaohs|
|30.08.18||G. Monfils - K. Nishikori||Us Op|
|28.08.18||F. Bagnis - G. Monfils||1-3||Us Op|
|25.07.18||G. Monfils - L. Mayer||0-2||Hambu|
|24.07.18||M. Cecchinato - G. Monfils||1-2||Hambu|
|09.07.18||G. Monfils - K. Anderson||1-3||Wimbl|
Last 10 R. Bautista-Agut
|22.09.18||D. Thiem - R. Bautista-Agut||2-0||St. P|
|21.09.18||M. Cecchinato - R. Bautista-Agut||0-2||St. P|
|20.09.18||M. Youzhny - R. Bautista-Agut||1-2||St. P|
|19.09.18||L. Vanni - R. Bautista-Agut||0-2||St. P|
|16.09.18||B. Paire - R. Bautista-Agut||Davis|
|14.09.18||L. Pouille - R. Bautista-Agut||3-2||Davis|
|27.08.18||J. Kubler - R. Bautista-Agut||3-0||Us Op|
|07.08.18||R. Bautista-Agut - R. Harrison||Toron|
|29.07.18||M. Berrettini - R. Bautista-Agut||2-0||Gstaa|
|28.07.18||L. Djere - R. Bautista-Agut||1-2||Gstaa|