Gael Monfils vs Novak Djokovic prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

Novak Djokovic’s debut went better than expected, as his opponent retiring in the second set. He will now renew an old battle with Gael Monfils, who advanced to the third round of the Cincinnati Open.

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

Gael Monfils vs Novak Djokovic – match predictions

Keep reading to get the best Cincinnati Open betting tips and tennis prediction for today.

First set after 4 games: Djokovic 3-1

One of Djokovic’s advantages over his next opponent is that he has had more consistency this season. In fact, the Serb has played twice as many matches as the Frenchman.

Djokovic has 34 wins against Monfils’ nine. Given their present levels, I believe Djokovic will be up 3-1 after the first four games.

Under 20.5 games

The Serbian player has only 46 minutes on the floor, while Gael has more over three hours. Djokovic should be in terrific form for this encounter.

The last time the two met, Novak triumphed in straight sets after a total of 17 games. The same situation is expected to happen in this encounter, and Djokovic will end the match fast.

Gael Monfils vs Novak Djokovic preview

Previous Cincinnati Open predictions are backed up by a detailed study and analysis of Gael Monfils vs Novak Djokovic

Gael Monfils 

The French tennis player had a terrific performance in Toronto, reaching the quarterfinals. Tennis players like Stefanos Tsitsipas have benefited from this tournament. Now in Cincinnati, he made certain to exclude Cameron Norrie, and his most recent victim was the Australian Alex de Minaur.  Monfils has 5 wins and 1 loss in the last month.

Novak Djokovic

The return of Novak Djokovic to North American tournaments has sparked high hopes. The Serbian tennis player was enable to get into the country for two years, which had harmed his position in the ATP rankings.

He is now free to compete in North American tour tournaments and earn the points he needs to reclaim his title as the best tennis player on the planet. In his first match in Cincinnati, he defeated Fokina in the first set, but the Spaniard was unable to continue.

Monfils vs Djokovic Head to Head

The two 36-year-olds have combined to play 19 games. They met for the first time in 2004, when they were both 17 years old. Gael Monfils triumphed after three sets in the quarterfinals of the Italy F4 at the time.

Since then, Novak Djokovic has won the remaining 18 meetings. The Serbian tennis player was unrivaled. They last met at the Madrid Open the year before.

03/05/22 Djokovic beat Monfils 6-3 6-2 (Dubai, clay)

04/11/21 Djokovic beat Monfils w/o (Paris, indoor hardcourt)

Gael Monfils vs Novak Djokovic match details

Cincinnati Open
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  • Novak Djokovic is favourite to win according to most bookmakers.
  • The venue chosen for this match is Centre Court
  • The match is set on Friday, August 18th at 01:30

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