Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Gael Monfils Prediction and Odds: Canadian Open 2023

Gael Monfils is back at the ATP tour, and the crowd at the National Bank Open will have a chance to enjoy watching him play against the world No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Gael Monfils – Match Predictions

Tsitsipas is coming off a successful week, winning his first title of the season. Monfils is far from being a contender, but he never lacks competitiveness against top 10 players in the world.

Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-0

Monfils won three matches in the last two weeks, which is more than he did in the previous part of the year. The Frenchman is still far from serious form, which will be exposed in the match against Tsitsipas. The Greek is having huge ambitions in the US Open series and will prove his quality with a straight-sets win over Monfils.

First set over 9.5 games

If we take a look at the previous matches between Tsitsipas and Monfils, there was a tiebreak in each of them. Monfils’ only chance in this match is if he serves well, and he will at least start the match doing that. Tsitsipas will need some time before he takes control of the match, and that will take the opener over 9.5 games.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Gael Monfils Preview

It’s been a while since these two players faced each other, but Monfils would not be on the court if he cannot play his game. As usual, Tsitsipas will be the serious and focused one, while Monfils will try to get the National Bank Open crowd on his side by playing the way he does.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas is fourth in the ATP rankings, one spot lower than his career high. The Greek is 40-14 for the season and 14-3 on hard surface.

He finally won his first title this season last week in Los Cabos, defeating Alex de Minaur in the finals.

Earlier in the season, he reached the final at the Australian Open and Barcelona.

Gael Monfils

The former world No. 6 is currently 276th in the ATP rankings. Monfils is 5-9 for the season and 3-5 on hard.

In the opening round of the tournament, he defeated Christopher Eubanks 7-6, 6-7, 6-1.

Last week in Washington, Monfils reached the round of 16, where he lost to Tallon Griekspoor.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Gael Monfils Head to Head

Tsitsipas leads 2-1 in the head to head against Monfils. Their last match was back in 2019 in the Dubai semifinal, where the Greek won 4-6, 7-6, 7-6. Earlier that year, Monfils won in the quarterfinal in Sofia 6-3, 7-6. Their first match took place in the opening round in Shanghai in 2018, where Tsitsipas won 7-6, 4-6, 6-4.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Gael Monfils Match Details

  • When will the match between Tsitsipas vs Monfils be played? The match is scheduled for August 9.
  • Who is the favorite in the match between Tsitsipas vs Monfils? Given the odds, Tsitsipas is a major favorite to win this match.
  • Who is the defending champion of the Toronto Open? Pablo Careno Busta won the Toronto Open last year.

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