Munar J. vs Lucas Gomez (By: Stanioooo)
1st round match in Monte Carlo between Jaume Munar and Lucas Catarina(not in list).
That's a match between two players on totally different levels. Jaume Munar is progressing in the ranking- N60 in the world, with stable first serve and excellent play from the baseline. Maybe most of you still remember what the Spaniard did in the NextGen tournament in the end of the last season making a few very close matches against players like Tsitsipas and de Minaur for example and also beating Tiafoe. He caught my eye in Cordoba where he succeeded to beat on clay Marco Cecchinato, a player with SF in Roland Garros during 2018. Then he also beat Delbonis in Buenos Aires on his home soil+ Fognini. The peak was during the last week where he eliminated Alexander Zverev in three sets. He is still not consistent, but looks like he is going on the right way in his development. Maybe he won't reach top 10 in his career, but I am sure he will have other memorable results against the top guns in ATP.
Lucas Catarina is from Monaco, a home player out of top 500. He plays regularly, but on tournaments from absolutely different amateur level in comparison with this one. Lucas is in this tournament only because he is a homie, but his class in much, much lower than all of the other players in the draw. Yeah, I know that during the last season he faced Milos Raonic in the start and took him the first set with 6:3 before losing 6:3 6:2 in the next two sets, but this happened in a period when Raonic had problems with his right knee, even withdrew in the third round of this tournament.
The difference between these two players is too big to expect a long match. Munar in comparison with Raonic feels much better in the exchanges from the baseline and moves better. His confidence should be even higher after beating player like Zverev a few days ago, so I expect Munar to enter in this match very well and to eliminate Catarina in straight sets with difference. Five or six games are Catarina's max limit for me, so under 18.5 games is a good option here.
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Munar J. vs Lucas Gomez predictions
|under 18.5 games||Pinnacle||1.73||9||2-0 WON (+6.57 units)|
Munar J. vs Lucas Gomez betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Stanioooo).