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Gael Monfils has only two wins this season and he will try to get back in shape and hope for a wildcard at the US Open. In the first round in Atlanta, the Frenchman will face Thanasi Kokkinakis from Australia.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Gael Monfils vs Thanasi Kokkinakis – Match Predictions
Both players have an attractive style of play and it will be a real fun to watch this match.
Thanasi Kokkinakis to win
Kokkinakis is having a solid season which is not the case with Monfils who hasn’t played since the Roland Garros. Monfils i still figuring out if he is going to retire this season and he is not even close to the player he once was. He will have his moments in this match but Kokkinakis will be the one to move forward in the second round.
Under 23.5 games
Knowing that both players have good serves the total games margin is set a little higher than usual. Given the fact that Monfils physical shape is questionable, it is hard to believe that he will be able to hand in this match long and this match will end under 23.5 games.
Gael Monfils vs Thanasi Kokkinakis Preview
These two are among the players most fun to watch on the tour and this will be a real spectacle for the fans in Atlanta. Kokkinakis has a better season but Monfils will not go down without trying his best.
The former world No. 6 is currently ranked 315th in the ATP rankings. The Frenchman is 2-7 for the season and 0-3 on hard.
Monfils has not played since the Roland Garros where he managed to beat Sebastian Baez in five sets after barely standing on his feet. He withdraw from the tournament before the second round match against Holger Rune.
The only other win for Monfils this season came at the Ostrava Challenger where he defeated Evan Furness.
Kokkinakis is currently ranked at No. 88 in the world and his career high was No. 69. The Australian is 26-16 for the season and 18-9 on hard.
Kokkinakis played at the challenger in Granby last week where he retired in the second round in a match against James Trotter.
His best result this season was the win at the Manama challenger.
Gael Monfils vs Thanasi Kokkinakis Head to Head
This will be the third match between Monfils and Kokkinakis and both players have won one of the previous. Last year in the semifinals in Adelaide, Monfils won 7-5, 6-0 while the Australian was the better one at the same city on an exhibition tournament in 2018 winning 3-6, 6-2, 10-8.
Gael Monfils vs Thanasi Kokkinakis Match Details
- When will the match between Thompson vs Nishikori be played? The match is scheduled for July 24.
- When was the last time Gael Monfils won an ATP title? The last title Monfils won was in 2022 in Adelaide.
- Who is the defending champion of the Atlanta Open? Alex de Minaur won the tournament in 2022.
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