Jordan Thompson vs Gael Monfils Prediction and Odds: Indian Wells 2023

Stadium 1 will host Jordan Thompson against Gael Monfils on the first day of the 2023 Indian Wells Open. A clash with the second seed, Stefanos Tsitsipas, awaits the winner of this first round match.

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Jordan Thompson vs Gael Monfils – Match Predictions

Some first round fixtures can be very easy to call but for others you need some expert insights. Monfils is a player who many tennis fans will have seen in action over the last 10-15 years whereas Thompson may well be a new name for some. Read our other tennis predictions here and our tips for this match below.

Jordan Thompson to Win

Although Monfils’ career has hit higher heights than Thompson’s, the Australian comes into this tournament off the back of winning the Rome Challenger event in Georgia, USA last month. He did not drop a set throughout the competition and will be full of confidence ahead of this clash. Monfils, a very talented player at his peak, has not played a singles tournament since mid-August last year. Without the recent miles in his legs, we expect to see Thompson going through to round two in California.

Gael Monfils to Win a Set – No

Standing at one-metre 93, Monfils does not have a big serve but instead is more reliant on using his athleticism around the court to defeat his opponents. We have no doubt that his fitness will be there but whether his consistency of shot will be on display,  after such a long lay-off, is doutbful.

Jordan Thompson vs Gael Monfils Preview

With our predictions above, let’s have a deeper look at the careers and recent fortunes of both players.

Jordan Thompson

The Australian right-hander suffered his third successive first round exit at the Australian Open in January when he lost in four sets to American J.J. Wolf. Thompson has never progressed beyond the fourth round of any Grand Slam, although his best performance did come in America, during the 2020 US Open.

Gael Monfils

It was way back in 2004 that Gael Monfils turned pro and he has reached two Grand Slam semi-finals (French 2008 and US 2016) and eight quarter finals since then. He reached the last eight in the 2022 Australian Open, his last Grand Slam and has a career high ranking of six.

Jordan Thompson vs Gael Monfils Head to Head

In spite of both players having been on the tour for a combined 29 years, this will be the first time that they have gone head to head!

Jordan Thompson vs Gael Monfils Match Details

Jordan Thompson vs Gael Monfils

  • When is this match scheduled to start? This match will begin no earlier than 02:00 GMT on Thursday, 9th March.
  • On which surface will Thompson vs Monfils be played? This match will be played on an outdoor hard court.
  • Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? Jordan Thompson is the favourite to progress to round two.

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