Simon vs De Minaur
Another guy in Simon who has no weapons whatsoever. One of the worst guys to watch in the 50 if you ask me. Bringing balls back is all he does and when he finally tries a winner he often misses, more than before actually. And that is a shame because i saw him once when he tried to attack ( especially the matches against Djoko if i recall as he hates him ) and he can play the attacking style, he brough his opponent in all kind of troubles with it.
Maybe it is just not his style, who knows.
He had a 38-26 record in 2018 and 8-7 on hard. He started the 2018 well by winning Pune but lost on hard against guys as Carreno-Busta, Herbert, Basic, Ebden, Harrison and even against Cecchinato in october.
He is 4-1 in 2019, but against the first real strong opponent in Anderson he lost in straight sets. His wins over Millman, Querrey and Paire were all 50-50 matches and he won them in 3 sets. He needed even 3 sets to beat Ivashka.
Alex De Minaur on the other side is a very big talent and he finally made it to the top 30. Very attacking player that can destroy anyone with his forehand on a good day. He is 5-1 in 2019 and lost against Tsonga who started the season very well.
These two met in 2018 in Tokyo and de Minaur won in 3 sets.
And last but not least, De Minaur is protecting his points as he made it to the final here last year.
If De Minaur will reach his normal form, i have no doubt that he will whipe the floor with weaponless Simon.
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Simon vs De Minaur prediction
|De Minaur -3.0 games||Pinnacle||1.80||8||5-11 WON (+6.4 units)|