Simon vs Paire
QF match in Chennai, India between the Frenchmen Gilles Simon and Benoit Paire.
These two players have 8 matches and Simon leads 5:3 and he is the player in a row winning their last 4 encounters. The last time Paire has won a battle between them was in 2013 in Shanghai Masters. In the last three years they have met only once in Casablanca and Simon prevailed in three sets.
The start of the tournament was solid for both of them winning their opening matches. Simon beat Ivashka in three sets being really phenomenal on return in the 2nd and 3rd set, while Paire had to play two matches and beat in straight sets Monteiro and Vesely.
Simon has to defend his trophy in Chennai as he won it during the last season beating Anderson in the final, but Paire is not an easy nut to break, when he is in form. It's a little bit hard to say someone's in form when he/she has one or two matches since the start of the season, but it looks like that. They know each other perfectly well and breaks are expected as well. Simon is the favourite for me, but it's hard to imagine it will happen easy in straight sets. I am going with the games her and will play it over 21.5 games. You can also try with over 22.5 games as the possibility to happen is also very high.
Simon vs Paire prediction
|over 21.5 games||Pinnacle||1.73||10||2-1 WON (+7.3 units)|