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Both Monfils and Auger-Aliassime have similar styles of play, which will make this Laver Cupmatch interesting. The French veteran has no pressure at all while Auger-Aliassime needs to save the season. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Our favourite Gael Monfils vs Felix Auger-Aliassime predictions
- 1 Our favourite Gael Monfils vs Felix Auger-Aliassime predictions
- 2 Will the Canadian be in his recognizable shape?
- 3 Key match details
Auger-Aliassime has lost 5 of the last 6 matches and will play under pressure in Vancouver. Monfils, on the other hand, can just hit the ball and make the fans enjoy it.
Felix Auger-Aliassime to win @ 3/5 (1.60)
Auger-Aliassime has a very difficult season and a losing record. It is time for him to bounce back, and the Laver Cup seems like the right tournament to do so. Going against the veteran Monfils, will not be easy at all, as the Frenchman has nothing to lose and he is always ready to compete. Still, Auger-Aliassime is under pressure and will get the best out of himself to win this match.
First set over 10.5 games @ 7/4 (2.75)
Both players have excellent serves, and the surface in Vancouver is not easy to make a break on. Monfils is the underdog in this match, but he is still capable of holding on to his serve, and the opener will most likely go the distance, maybe even to the tie-break.
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Will the Canadian be in his recognizable shape?
Auger-Aliassime came into the season as a Top 10 player but has fallen out after his terrible form in recent months.
The former World No. 6 is currently 142nd in the world. The 37-year-old is 10-12 for the season and 8-8 on hard surface.
He is coming to the Laver Cup after losing in the second round at the US Open to Andrey Rublev. In the opening round, he defeated Taro Daniel.
After a slow start of the season, Monfils was pretty active in the summer reaching the round of 16 in Washington and Cincinnati and the quarterfinal in Toronto.
His best performance this season was the win against Sebastian Baez in the first round of the Roland Garros.
Auger-Aliassime is 14th in the ATP rankings after last year he reached his career high, No. 6 in the world. The 23-year-old is 15-16 for the season and 11-10 on hard surface.
Auger-Aliassime has not been playing well lately. He lost to Mackenzie McDonald in the opening round of the US Open. Previously, he made it to the second round in Cincinnati after early exits in Toronto, Washington and Wimbledon.
Auger-Aliassime’s best results this season were the semifinals in Doha and the quarterfinals in Rotterdam, Indian Wells, and Lyon.
Monfils vs Auger-Aliassime head to head
Gael Monfils won the only previous match against Felix Auger-Aliassime. It was the 2020 Rotterdam final where the French won 6-2, 6-4.
Key match details
- Venue: Rogers Center
- Date & time: Saturday, 23rd of September, 03:00
- Where to watch in UK: Amazon Prime
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