Davidovich Fokina vs Monfils (By: Iniestaone)

Quarterfinal match from ATP Estoril between Davidovich Fokina (#167) and Monfils (#18)

How interested is Monfils in Estoril? That is what will determine the outcome here. For him, this is Madrid preparation. He is here to get a few clay court matches in as this is his first clay court tournament of the season.

This will be his second match and its enough practice for the Masters which he will have to play from Monday so he won't get a lot of rest if he goes to the semis here.

I've watched D. Fokina play a lot this year, amazing to see him in an ATP quarterfinal after I followed his Bangkok challenger matches just three months ago.

He is a great player and a great fighter, a typical Spanish clay courter, a bit Ferreresque in his ways and his playing style is great for betting against Monfils here. He will fight for every point as he has done up to the quarters and defeated Fratangelo, Evans, Fritz and Chardy on his way.

Monfils, of course, has the capacity to win this if he plays his best tennis but I don't think he will do so against a grinder like D. Fokina who won't give anything up for free.

My bet against Leo Mayer today was based a lot on his mind already being in Madrid and he was knocked out by Jaziri in two, I think we might see the same thing happen with Monfils here.

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Davidovich Fokina vs Monfils predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Davidovich Fokina Pinnacle 2.83 9 2-1 WON (+16.47 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Davidovich Fokina vs Monfils betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).
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