Kecmanovic vs Monfils: prediction for the Australian Open match
Miomir Kecmanovic goes against Gael Monfils in the Round of 16 of the Australian Open. Who will progress to the quarter-final? Our prediction is in the article below.
Last season, Miomir Kecmanovic recorded only 17 victories against 27 defeats. After such a disappointing year, little was expected from Kecmanovic at the current Australian Open. But the Serbian tennis player made it to the last 16, which is his best result so far. Kecmanovic cruised to victory in the first two matches, defeating Salvatore Caruso (6:4, 6:2, 6:1) and Tommy Paul (7:6, 7:5, 7:6) in straight sets. Lorenzo Sonego was a bit more tough to beat, but the Serbian player prevailed in four sets (6:4, 6:7, 6:2, 7:5).
Gael Monfils has been excellent at the beggining of the year. He won a tournament in Melbourne in early January, defeating Karen Khachanov in the final match. At the Australian Open, Monfils is yet to lose a set. The most difficult for the French player was the match against Christian Garin (7:6, 6:1, 6:3), and Federico Coria and Alexander Bublik didn't even put up a fight.
In 4 out of 6 matches of Monfils, more than 9 games were played in the first set.
Kecmanovic played 3 tie-breaks in the last 2 matches.
Monfils won the last head-to-head match at the Masters in Paris, but in three sets. Kecmanovic is in great shape right now and we expect him to put up a fight against the Frenchman.
Our prediction - total over 35.5 games
This won't be a pleasure cruise for Monfils. We are predicting a tough battle are backing Kecmanovic here with a positive handicap.
Second bet - handicap (+6.5) to Kecmanovic