Monfils vs Bautista-Agut by Vilcox
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.
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). 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!! Odds are too high for the french to win here.
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|Monfils to win||William Hill||1.91||8||1-2 LOST (-8 units)|