Max Purcell vs Marcos Giron prediction and odds: Madrid Open 2024

Max Purcell vs Marcos Giron prediction and odds: Madrid Open 2024
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Another tasty encounter is coming up at the 2024 Madrid Open. It’s a showdown between Purcell and Giron that we have to look forward to on April 24th. And because of this, I’ve put together some tennis predictions today for you to peruse at your leisure.

Our favourite Max Purcell vs Marcos Giron predictions

These two guys aren’t too far apart in the ATP rankings right now. Giron is ranked 51 while Purcell is ranked 80. And neither of these guys is particularly suited to the slower clay courts of Europe, which makes for an interesting clash in this first round match.

That said, I’ve created the following predictions for this Madrid Open battle:

Giron to win 2-0 @ 5/6 (1.83)

In my opinion, Max Purcell plays his best tennis on quick hard courts or even grass courts. Yet when they played on indoor hard earlier this season, Giron took him to the cleaners with a 2-0 victory. So on the clay, I can see the same result happening.

Under 21.5 games @ 17/20 (1.85)

Assuming Giron plays somewhere near his best tennis, I believe it could be a pretty straightforward affair in this one. Max Purcell likes to serve and volley, for starters, which means Giron could pick off his service games easily. And Giron is a better grinder from the back, which makes this market all the more appealing.

Max Purcell vs Marcos Giron odds

The latest moneyline odds for these two suggest an implied probability of 29.40% for Purcell, while Giron has an implied chance of 76.90%.

Giron looking to make it back to back wins over Purcell at the 2024 Madrid Open

I’ve supplied my predictions for this upcoming contest. But now, let me switch gears and provide a general overview of these guys ahead of the match.

Max Purcell preview

Max Purcell is capable of playing great tennis; there’s no doubt about it. But with his style of play, he’s about the furthest thing from a clay court specialist you can get. With serve and volley tactics alongside a preference to slice his backhand, this will not do him any favours against a guy like Marcos Giron. 

Marcos Giron preview

Not only is Marcos Giron higher ranked than Purcell at 51 in the world, but he’s generally a better clay court player than Purcell. Furthermore, he has the ability to pull out big results on the dirt, which is something that Purcell has struggled with despite the improvements the Aussie has made in recent months. So for me, Giron has a great chance of pulling out a simple victory here.

Purcell vs Giron head to head

Giron and Purcell have faced each other just once previously. This was in 2024 on indoor hard courts, and it was Giron who grabbed the victory in straight sets. Of course, this will give him an added boost when taking on Purcell on the clay.

Key match details

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  • Match Schedule – April 24th, 10:00 GMT
  • Venue – Madrid, Spain
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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