Klizan vs Monfils
Martin Klizan - Gael Monfils
This one is a no brainer bet for me :)
Both these guys have enough quality to stand against the very best in the world when these two are peaking, Yet both of them proved so erratic that you can expect anytime during a match for any of them to peak or to have a blackout.
Klizan has built up a nice claycourt season so far. After playing a few challengers in order to rebuild his ranking, he has reached the quaarterfinals in Barcelona, being the first guy to take 5 games in a set from Nadal on clay in almost a year. Obviously, he lost to the King of Clay. After that he has played 5 matches in Munich, losing to Chung and he has already 4 matches won in Paris, coming through the qualyfiers. During this Munich - Paris span I find notable thet he has lost a set in 7 of his 8 wins.
Gael Monfils, a former top10 ATP player, is trying to reestablish himself after a injury plagued period. He's obviously gonna have a huge support from the crowd and there's gonna be the loud mainstream crowd, as they are scheduled on court 1, not on Chatrier or Lenglen. LaMonf has won his first match in autoritative fashion for 3 straight sets after losing the first one to the nonheralded fellow frenchman Benchetrit.
Except of his straightforward losses to Nadal in Madrid and to Fognini in Rome all the matches Gael has played in this europeaan claycourt season were over in sets.
I expect here a truly entertaining match and I wouldn't wonder at all if we'll see 5 sets of tennis.
Let's go green!
Klizan vs Monfils prediction
|Over 3.5 sets played in the match||Bet365||1.44||10||0-3 LOST (-10 units)|