Monfils vs Coria: prediction for the Australian Open match
Gael Monfils goes against Federico Coria on the first day of the Australian Open. Who will progress to the next round? Look out for our prediction in the article below.
Gael Monfils had a great start to the 2022 tour. The French tennis player won his first tournament this year: at the first competition in Adelaide, he did not lose a single set. He ousted Juan Manuel Cerundolo, Tommy Paul and Thanasi Kokkinakis, and in the final match, Monfils defeated Karen Khachanov (6:4, 6:4).
The French athlete decided not to rest after that and took part in the second tournament in Adelaide, where lost in the opening match to Thiago Monteiro (7:6, 3:6, 0:1). During the third set, Monfils withdrew from the match.
Federico Coria is yet to play a match this season. We do not expect great achievements from the Argentine at the Australian Open, who seem to have come to Melbourne mostly for prize money. Last year, Coria lost in the first round match of this major to Milos Raonic.
In 4 of Coria's last 7 matches on open hard, no more than 9 games were played in the first set
Coria didn't play tie-breaks in his last 4 matches on hard court.
Last year, Coria lost to Raonic by a margin of 10 games. We think that today we might see a similar result - Monfils is in great shape, and a few months ago already beat Coria at the US Open with a score of 6:2, 6:2, 6:3.
Our prediction — handicap (-8,5) games to Monfils
Monfils didn't lose a single set at the Adelaide 1, and we don't think that Coria can put up a fight against the French player.
Second bet - total under 31,5 games