Gael Monfils vs. Filip Krajinovic - 2/15/20 Rotterdam Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Gael Monfils vs. Filip Krajinovic - 2/15/20 Rotterdam Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Rotterdam)

Defending champion Gael Monfils aims to reach the Final of the 2020 Rotterdam Open when he meets Filip Krajinovic in the semi-final on Saturday.

What a performance by Gael Monfils! The Frenchman was incredible against Daniel Evans and was able to win the match in straight sets 7-6/6-2. Monfils showed us again his incredible entertainment factor which his amazing shots and passion on the tennis court. Monfils is now the highest seed left in the tournament and will be very confident in defending his title. Monfils has found new levels in his game as of recent, will this allow him to achieve two titles in two weeks?

If someone told me Filip Krajinovic would be in the semi-final here in Rotterdam at the beginning of the tournament, I would have not believed you, but here we are. Krajinovic looked second best to Rublev in the most part of the first set, however, when it got to the tiebreak it was another story. Krajinovic began to attack Rublev and the Russian could not find answers. In the second set, Krajinovic continued with this attacking game, shocking Rublev, and eventually allowing Krajinovic to book his spot in the semi-final with a straight sets victory.

This will be the third meeting between these two players, and I only see this being a one way match. Krajinovic has gotten further than even he believed in this tournament, and Monfils is in incredible form. Rublev was not able to capitalise on all the break opportunities Krajinovic game him, but with Monfils' game style this will not happen again. Monfils will come out and dictate play and be determined to be able to defend his title on Sunday.

Gael Monfils to win.

Liam’s Pick Gael Monfils

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.