Francis Tiafoe vs Gunneswaran (By: Iniestaone)
First round match from Australian Open between Tiafoe (#39) and Gunneswaran (#112)
Incredibly high odds for Gunneswaran to win the first set here.
Tiafoe is 0/4 this year so far, he took some expected losses to Tsitsipas and Federer in Hopman cup but his most recent two have been vs Norrie where he was bageled in the second set and a 1-2 loss to Millman in Sydney. He will win vs Gunneswaran because he is that much better but I can't see him taking the first set.
Gunneswaran has qualified to AO through Galovic, Lopez-Perez and Watanuki. He did very well to come back in that final qualifier vs Watanuki as he lost the first set 6-7 but went on to win the other two 6-4 6-4. He is now well adapted to the courts and will be much better prepared for this match than Tiafoe who is still looking for his first win this season. I think Tiafoe will get this one 3-1, but he will need some time to adapt.
Francis Tiafoe vs Gunneswaran prediction
|1st set: Gunneswaran||Pinnacle||2.85||8||7-6 LOST (-8 units)|