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Sparks will fly as two French players lock horns in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday. This fixture has not been very pleasant for Ugo Humbert in the past; as he lost his last two encounters with Richard Gasquet. With that in mind, which of these two will advance to the next round?
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Richard Gasquet vs Ugo Humbert – Match Predictions
We know you’re looking for analysis and tips to help you predict the outcome of the most important games at the Australian Open. For this reason, we’ve carefully analysed both players, providing the best value for you. Bearing that in mind, these are our predictions and tips for Richard Gasquet vs Ugo Humbert:
Richard Gasquet to Win
These players are on opposite sides in terms of recent form. On one hand, Richard Gasquet won the Auckland title last week, and is currently on a four match winning streak. In contrast, Ugo Humbert has lost four matches in a row, all in straight sets. Furthermore, Ugo Humbert has not fared too well against Gasquet in the past; as he suffered two losses in two clashes between these players. Taking everything into account, Richard Gasquet should be able to win this match.
Over 38.5 Games
Coincidentally, these players met in the first round of this tournament last year. Richard Gasquet won 3-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-3, in a match that went well over four hours. In two meetings between these players, they comfortably went over the projected total. On that note, we shouldn’t expect this match to end in straight sets, and it should go over 38.5.
Richard Gasquet vs Ugo Humbert Preview
With the predictions already established, let’s take a look at these players.
Richard Gasquet looked really good last week, as he hoisted the Auckland Trophy. The veteran player is coming into this tournament on the back of four straight wins, and should have a lot of confidence ahead of this match. Can Gasquet extend his winning streak here?
Ugo Humbert has struggled to find his best form of late; the 24 year old is on a four match losing streak, stretching back to the previous season. This will be a tricky fixture for Humbert, as he faces an in-form Richard Gasquet. It’ll be interesting to see how he matches up against his compatriot.
Richard Gasquet vs Ugo Humbert Head to Head
These players met twice last year, and Richard Gasquet came out on top on both occasions.
- 02/02/2022 Gasquet won 2-1 (Montpellier, Indoor Hard)
- 18/01/2022 Gasquet won 3-1 (Australian Open, Outdoor Hard)
Richard Gasquet vs Ugo Humbert Match Details
- When does this match kick off? This match will start not before 04:30 GMT on Tuesday, 17th January
- Who is the favourite to win this match? Richard Gasquet is favoured by the bookies, at 7/10 (1.70)
- Where can I watch AO 2023 in the UK? All Australian Open matches will be broadcast live on Eurosport, you can also live stream this match on Discovery +.