Gasquet vs Davidovich Fokina (By: Iniestaone)
First match from ATP Madrid between Gasquet (#39) and Davidovich Fokina (#167)
Its yet unclear if this match will be played on Monday or Tuesday but the pick on D. Fokina will hold value either way
I see no path to victory for Gasquet here, he has been dealing with back and groin injuries for two years now and the groin injury that is bothering him has postponed his comeback for several months now, the plan was to get back in time for Australian Open and then he was supposed to play Montpellier but he hasn't been ready until Madrid which means he has gone over six full months without a competitive tennis match
What makes matters worse is that D. Fokina is an awful opponent to face after such a long absence, as i've mentioned previously I've seen Fokina play many times this year and he is simply impeccable, he varies his game so much between the two handed backhand and drop shots and he will truly make this a difficult match for Gasquet who is completely out of match practice.
Fokina showed excellent tennis in Estoril where he reached the semis but Cuevas was too much for him, he did play a lot there but 2-3 full days of rest should be enough for a guy in great physical condition overall especially since he is facing Gasquet in his current shape.
Gasquet vs Davidovich Fokina predictions
|Davidovich Fokina||Pinnacle||1.79||9||2-0 LOST (-9 units)|
Gasquet vs Davidovich Fokina betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).