The second day of 1/8 finals at French Open. This game should be a joy to watch as Dominic Thiem is one of the best players we have on clay and Monfils is the most entertaining to watch. To have more insights on this ATP Dominic Thiem vs Gael Monfils match please check out the preview below.
Dominic has reached the highest rank of his career currently being the 4th best player in the world. No surprise about that as he has always been one of the better players on clay we have today. This season started roughly for Thiem as he’s lost to Schwartzman in Buenos Aires and to Djere in Rio De Janeiro at early stages of both tournaments. Everything turned around at Barcelona, where Austrian managed to win the title while defeating Nadal, Medvedev, Pella, Schwartzman, and Munar on the way to it. Thiem played well in Madrid as well but Djokovic was just too good and Dominic dropped out at semifinal. This French Open looks promising as Austrian have won all 3 matches in 4 sets each and looks really strong.
Dominic Thiem was a finalist of French Open last year and is defending a lot of points. That’s the main reason why must give his best shot this year as well because 1200 points are on the line.
Step by step and here we have a local 32 years old Gael Monfils fighting for the quarter-final spot. Even though Monfils is ranked only 17th and it’s much lower than Thiem but Gael is always dangerous to anyone. Best known for his ability to create opportunities out of nowhere and playing for the crowd he is also strong in almost every aspect of the game as the main thing he lacks is consistency. Start of the season was not that promising for Monfils but he really stepped up his game at Roland Garros. He won all 3 matches in straight sets defeating Hoang, Mannarino, and Daniel on the way.
Gael Monfils dropped out of Roland Garros in R32 last year and have already passed that result. Tomorrow will be the first real test of this tournament and we’ll see how he responds.
Thiem has won both matches they played on clay.