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In the opening round of Eastbourne International, last year’s finalist Maxime Cressy will take on Daniel Elahi Galan from Colombia.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Daniel Elahi Galan vs Maxime Cressy – Match Predictions
Elahi and Cressy are going into the grass season, hoping that it may save their season. Galan has a little more experience when it comes to the grass court, which may prove decisive in this match.
Maxime Cressy to win
Cressy has a terrible record this season winning only 7 of 22 matches by this point, Still, he is the better one in the ranking and on grass surface. Galan made it to the qualifiers which gives him some level of confidence which maybe Cressy lacks. Still, the American played very well against Holger Rune and will be the one to advance from this match.
Over 23.5 games
Galan played three tie-breaks in four sets in the qualifiers and Cressy went to the 13th at least once in his last three matches. Given the stakes and the surface, this will be another long match that will go over 23.5 games.
Daniel Elahi Galan vs Maxime Cressy Preview
Both players are pretty far from the top of the tennis world and are not very familiar with playing on grass which will definitely make this match interesting.
Daniel Elahi Galan
The Colombian is ranked at No. 84 in the world at the moment, and his career high is No. 67. Galan is 16-17 for the season and 2-0 on grass. He started the grass season at the Eastbourne qualifiers, defeating Maxime Janvier and Jan Choinski and played a total of three tiebreaks in those four sets.
So far in his career, Galan has played a total of 12 matches on grass and split them with 6 wins and 6 losses. Galan’s best result this season was the final at the Sarasota challenger where he lost to Daniel Altmeier.
Cressy is ranked at No. 55 at the moment and his career high is No. 31. The 26-year-old is 7-15 for the season and has lost both grass matches so far in the season. Last week at the Queen’s Club Championships, he failed 7-6, 7-6 to Holger Rune in the opening round and he was eliminated by Marc Andrea Huesler at the same stage at the Rosmalen Open.
The American is 15-11 on grass in his career and last year he made it to the final in Eastbourne. Cressy’s best result this season was the final in Montpellier where he lost to Jannik Sinner.
Daniel Elahi Galan vs Maxime Cressy Head to Head
This will be the first match between Galan and Cressy.
Daniel Elahi Galan vs Maxime Cressy Match Details
- When will the match between Galan and Cressy be played? The match is scheduled for June 27.
- Who is the favorite in the Galan vs Cressy match? According to the bookies, Cressy is the favorite to win this match.
- How much will the ATP Eastbourne International winner earn? Here you can find all you need to know about Eastbourne International Prize Money.
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