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Jiri Lehecka is coming off an impressive win in the opening round of the French Open and will have another difficult task against Marcos Giron in the second round.
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Marcos Giron vs Jiri Lehecka – Match Predictions
Jiri Lehecka to win
Lehecka is one of the upcoming rising stars on the ATP tour and this may be the tournament he will make a name for himself. He is 8 years younger than Giron but has a much more versatile game, especially on clay. The fact is that Lehecka wasted more energy in the opening round and he recently recovered from injury, but despite that, he is the better one and will win this match.
First set over 10.5 games
Giron had a dominant performance in the opening round winning two sets to love. He is in good form and will show up ready against Lehecka. Both players will feel each other pulse at the start of the match and will be able to hold to their serves long enough to take the opening set to over 10.5 games.
Marcos Giron vs Jiri Lehecka Preview
Lehecka had a tough task in the opening round while Giron had a pretty easy job against a qualifier.
Giron is ranked at no. 75 at the moment and his career-high was no. 49. The American is 14-13 for the season and 6-5 on clay. In the opening round of the tournament, Giron defeated the qualifier Hamad Medjedovic by 6-0, 6-2, 1-6, 6-0. His best results this season were the quarterfinals in Munich, Delray Beach, Dallas, and Auckland. Giron’s best result at the French Open came in 2021 when he reached the third round where he lost to Cristian Garin.
Lehecka is one of the best young players on the tour. The 21-year-old is ranked at no. 41 in the ATP rankings, five spots below his career best. The player from the Checz Republic is 21-13 for the season and 5-5 on clay. Despite the recent injury he had, Lehecka played excellent in the opening round defeating Jan-Lennard Struff in five sets – 7-5, 1-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. This is the first time he made it past the opening round at the French Open. Lehecka’s best result this season was the semifinal in Doha where he lost in the decisive tiebreak to Andy Murray.
Marcos Giron vs Jiri Lehecka Head to Head
Lehecka has won the only previous match against Giron. They met in the qualifying round at the Paris Masters last year when Lehecka won 7-5, 6-3.
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Marcos Giron vs Jiri Lehecka Match Details
- When will this match start? This match is scheduled for June 1st.
- What is the prize money for Roland Garros in 2023? Both the Men’s and Women’s Singles French Open champions will be awarded €2.3 million each as their winning prize.
- Who is the main favorite to win the French Open? Carlos Alcaraz is the top seed and the main favorite to win the tournament.
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