Richard Gasquet vs. Diego Schwartzman
|Date & Time||Thursday August 15, 2019, 11:00 AM (EDT)|
Lindner Family Tennis Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
D. Schwartzman -188 / R. Gasquet +150
In the third round of the 2019 ATP Cincinnati Masters, French tennis player Richard Gasquet will play against Diego Schwartzman from Argentina.
Diego Schwartzman defeated Radu Albot in straight sets in the previous round. During the win, Schwartzman impressed with his serving as he won 69% of his service points which allowed him to win all of his service games. The receiving was also impressive from Schwartzman as he won 3 return games.
It has been a strong few months for Diego Schwartzman as he has been in outstanding form. Schwartzman won the Los Cabos Open earlier in the month. Schwartzman has also had good runs at the Queen’s Club Championship and the Italian Open. Considering his recent results, Schwartzman should be confident as he enters this match.
Looking at Richard Gasquet, the Frenchman has been in emphatic form over the past few weeks and he showed that in the previous round as he defeated Federico Delbonis in straight sets. Gasquet won 83% of his service games and 3 return games to secure a comfortable win. Gasquet defeated Andy Murray in the opening round of this tournament. Prior to arriving at the Cincinnati Masters, Gasquet made the third round of the Rogers Cup. At the Rogers Cup, Gasquet defeated Kei Nishikori.
It has been a tough 2019 season for Gasquet as he has struggled with injuries. That being said, Gasquet seems to be fully fit and it seems like he is in good form.
Richard Gasquet and Diego Schwartzman have played each other twice in the past with Gasquet winning on both occasions. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at the Monte Carlo Masters where Richard Gasquet won in straight sets. Richard Gasquet is yet to lose a set against Diego Schwartzman.
This should be a close match since Gasquet and Schwartzman both appear to be in outstanding form. As far as predicting a winner is concerned, I am going to pick Richard Gasquet to win this match. Gasquet looks in great touch and the Frenchman seems to have an edge over Schwartzman. Gasquet has beaten Schwartzman twice and I see his unbeaten run against the Argentine to continue.