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Gael Monfils vs Steve Johnson: Prediction and Betting Tips
Gael Monfils showing glimpses of improvement in his form
2021 is not the best year for Gael Monfils in terms of his results. In fact, it’s the first time since 2004 since he turned pro that he has a negative win/loss record with 7/12. However, he still has the remaining of the year to correct that record.
A quarter-final in the Toronto Masters was Monfils’ best result so far this year. As for the US Open, the semi-final appearance in 2016 was the best the Frenchman managed in all of his participation.
Moreover, the 35-year-old didn’t do well in the year’s Grand Slams, winning just two of his five matches. During his first-round match, Monfils looked comfortable and finished his match with ease. Some great serving was key for Monfils in that match as he hopes to maintain that form.
Monfils Key Stats
- Monfils won 93% of the points behind his first serve in his first match
- The Frenchman shot 29 winners in his match
- In his first-round match at the US Open, Monfils lost just one service game
Steve Johnson looking for better performance in the second round
Like his opponent, Steve Johnson is having a disappointing season. To be more precise, it was in 2018 that the American last had a positive win/loss record. As a result, he slipped down the rankings after reaching number 21 in 2016.
Notably, 2016 was Johnson’s best season. For one week he was the top-ranked American tennis player. Also, he won the Bronze medal in men’s doubles in that year’s Olympics.
Concerning the US Open, Johnson has never made it past the third round in his ten appearances. In this year’s first-round match, Johnson faced a qualifier Maximilian Marterer from Germany. The 31-year-old had some difficulties in overcoming the German but eventually scraped through winning 3-1.
Johnson Key Stats
- Johnson’s serve was broken just once in his first-round match
- The American hit a whopping 72 winners in the match
- In his first match, Johnson won 21/22 games on his serve
Gael Monfils vs Steve Johnson Prediction
With Monfils’s commanding win in his opening match, the Frenchman is the favorite to win with the bookies. In addition, Monfils won the three previous H2h meetings.
In contrast, Johnson won his match with a lot of difficulties. Moreover, the American lost a set to the world number 212 Marterer. However, with the New York crowd behind him, Johnson will do his best to show the better part of his game.
Vbet is offering odds of 1.37 for a Monfils win, which is too low to back for. Instead, we will be looking for the total games market as we think we may see high numbers of them.
Gael Monfils vs Steve Johnson Betting Tips
Over 38 games 1.76 at Vbet
Under 3.5 Sets 2.37 at Vbet
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