Gael Monfils vs. Roberto Bautista Agut
|Date & Time||Friday August 9, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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French tennis superstar, Gael Monfils has made it into the quarterfinals of the 2019 ATP Rogers Cup in Montreal. At this stage of the tournament, Gael Monfils will play against Roberto Bautista Agut from Spain.
Roberto Bautista Agut has been in outstanding form over the past few months and he showed that in the previous round as he defeated Richard Gasquet in straight sets. It was a dominant display by Agut as he impressed with his serving. Roberto Bautista Agut hit 8 aces and won 78% of his service points which helped him win 92% of his service games. Roberto Bautista Agut also won 3 return games to secure a comfortable victory. In recent weeks, Roberto Bautista Agut has had big results such as making the semifinals at Wimbledon. Agut looks confident and that will make him tough to beat.
On the other side of the coin, Gael Monfils defeated Ilya Ivashka in straight sets. It was a comfortable result for Monfils as he won 91% of his service games and 2 return games. The serving was the big strength for Monfils as he won 65% of his service points. It has been a tough few months for Gael Monfils as he struggled during the grass-court season. This match is expected to be a big challenge for Gael Monfils as he is playing against an elite opponent in Roberto Bautista Agut.
Roberto Bautista Agut and Gael Monfils have played each other 4 times in the past. Agut has won once while Monfils has won on 3 occasions. The most recent match between these two players was at the Rogers Cup in 2017 where Roberto Bautista Agut won in 3 sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Roberto Bautista Agut to win this match. Roberto Bautista Agut has been in outstanding form over the past few months and he has beaten elite players at big tournaments like Wimbledon. Agut looks to be in better form and I see him being good enough to defeat Monfils and secure a place in the semifinals.