Kevin Anderson vs. Gael Monfils
|Date & Time||Monday July 9, 2018, 11:00 AM (EDT)|
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Gael Monfils and Kevin Anderson meet in the fourth round of the 2018 tennis Wimbledon.
Gael Monfils is coming off a four sets win over Sam Querrey that took 40 games to decide. In the victory, Monfils won 77 percent of his first serve points and 62 percent of his second serve points. Monfils won 73 percent of his total service points and produced 40 winners in his third round victory. Monfils has combined for 30 aces in his last two matches and has limited his unforced errors. As long as Monfils is keeping a level head and not making the silly mistakes that have owned his career, he’s one of the more exciting and dangerous players in the field. Monfils hopes to make his third grands slam quarterfinal since 2016. Monfils has never made the quarterfinal in the Wimbledon. Monfils has won five of his last six matches on grass court.
Kevin Anderson is coming off a straight sets win over Philipp Kohlschreiber that took 33 games to decide. In the victory, Anderson won 87 percent of his first serve points and 56 percent of his second serve points. Anderson won 77 percent of his total service points and sprayed 42 winners in his third round victory. Anderson is most known for his service game, and when he’s hitting his spots and getting so many free points, it makes him a confident player who can use experience to finish the match. Anderson doesn’t look like the struggling player he was entering this tournament. Anderson has a shot to make his third career grand slam quarterfinal appearance. Anderson has never made the quarterfinal in the Wimbledon. Anderson has won three straight matches on grass court.
These two have played five times and Monfils has won every match. The most recent meeting was in the 2016 Shanghai Masters, a match Monfils won in straight sets. This will be their first ever meeting on grass.
Both players are similar in that they rely heavily on shotmaking and power serving. Crazy enough, Monfils has won all five of the previous meetings against Anderson, which has to count for something. Also, Monfils has a much more proven track record in grand slam play than Anderson, who has just two grand slam quarterfinal trips.
Give me Monfils to win this match.