Gael Monfils vs Alex de Minaur prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

For the second time in three years, Gael Monfils and Alex de Minuar will face each other at the Cincinnati Open. The Frenchman won back in 2021, but now de Minuar is the favorite.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Gael Monfils vs Alex de Minaur – match predictions

Alex de Minaur is having an excellent US Open series so far as he is coming off the finals in Toronto. The highest ranked Australian player looks ready for another deep run.

Alex de Minaur 2-0

Alex de Minuar is on top of his game and he will have no problems beating Gael Monfils today. The Frenchman looked exhausted and barely standing in the previous match and it is pretty unlikely that he has been able to recover and get ready for this match. Monfils will definitely give it a shot but will not bring him a set.

First set under 9.5 games

Alex de Minaur knows that he needs to be aggressive against Monfils and he will do that from the very start of the match. The Australian moves excellent on the court which is not the case with Monfils who is 12 years older than his and not 100% fit. De Minuar will set the tone early in the match winning the opening set pretty quickly.

Gael Monfils vs Alex de Minaur preview

It’s been 18 years since Monfils made his debut at the Western & Southern Open. He is the fan favorite wherever he goes,  but it is quite unlikely that it will bring him success today.

Gael Monfils

The former No. 6 Gael Monfils is currently 211th in the ATP rankings. He is 8-10 for the season and 6-6 on hard surface.

The 36-year-old is coming off a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Cameron Norrie in the opening round. Last week in Toronto, Monfils reached the quarterfinals where he lost to Jannik Sinner 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

Monfils best result in Cincinnati is the quarterfinals that he reached in 2011.

Alex de Minaur

Alex de Minaur is enjoying the highest ranking in his career being 12th in the World. The Australian is 34-18 for the season and 21-8 on hard surface.

He is coming off a 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 win over JJ Wolf in the opening round. Last week in Toronto, de Minuar lost in the final to Jannik Sinner 6-4, 6-1.

This season, de Minaur won the title in Acapulco and lost three finals, the above mentioned in Toronto, in Los Cabos and the Queen’s Club Championships.

Gael Monfils vs Alex de Minaur head to head

Monfils won the only previous match against de Minaur. It was the second round in Cincinnati in 2021 when the Frenchman won 6-3, 7-5.

Cincinnati Open
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Gael Monfils vs Alex de Minaur match details

  • When will the match between Monfils vs de Minaur be played? The match is scheduled for August 16 at 19:00 GMT.
  • Who is the favorite in the match between Monfils vs de Minaur? Given the odds, de Minaur is a slight favorite to win this match.
  • Who is the defending champion of the Western & Southern Open? Borna Coric won the Western & Southern Open last year.

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