Gael Monfils v Kevin Anderson Betting Preview & Tips | 9th July
Marcello Cossali-Francis (@marchCF96) looks ahead to the Wimbledon fourth round match between Gael Monfils and Kevin Anderson and gives us some his best bets.
Gael Monfils v Kevin Anderson Betting Preview & Tips
This game certainly stands out as one of the games of the round given the experience they have. Anderson, the 8th seed, is 32 now and is still yet to win at Grand-Slam title and has never gone further than this stage at Wimbledon (Round 4). He has had a decent season, reaching at least the quarter-finals in six of his 12 tournaments this year and winning 23 of his 33 matches in 2018. He won the New York Open in 2018, beating the likes of Kei Nishikori and Sam Querrey to that title and in general, is playing some of his best tennis. He has already produced 76 aces in his opening three matches so far this tournament and has dropped just one set so far.
He comes up against the incredibly entertaining Frenchman, Gael Monfils, who himself bases his game around a powerful serve. He has a similar record to Anderson this season, winning 18 and losing 12 of his matches in 2018 and winning an ATP event in Qatar at the start of the year. Monfils has served up 18 aces in his last match against Sam Querrey, whom he beat in four sets, and looks good value in this game at 6/5. Monfils has never lost to Anderson in their five meetings and has looked close to his best so far at SW19 this year and has reached the fourth-round for the first time in his 14 years as a pro at Wimbledon.
Given these two are some of the most powerful servers in the tournament, you would expect a lot of aces. Normally when two players with big serves match-up, there tends to be quite a few tie-breaks so that would be the way to go here but at 1/4 anytime, there is no value there. Monfils’ record at Grand-Slams makes for much better reading than Anderson’s, which is why we are siding with the Frenchman here. Monfils has reached at-least the quarter-final in a major on eight different occasions, compared to Anderson’s two and with the head-to-head record so strongly in favour of Monfils, his odds of 6/5 are what we are going with. Given the calibre of his opponent, however, and the fact he is ranked higher, Anderson will probably take a set off Monfils here, who has dropped the first set in both of his last two matches before going on to win. Our best bet here is Monfils to win and both players to win a set at 11/5 with SkyBet.