Francis Tiafoe vs Prajnesh Gunneswaran one more great match of the first round at Australian Open Grand Slam Tournament taking place in Australia. Both players will play in a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Francis Tiafoe is one of the most talented players nowadays. In 2018 Tiafoe has reached his best rank at ATP Ratings standing now at 39th place. Last year was the most successful for American as he won the First ATP Title of the career and reached to Top 50 ATP rated players. Francis had the perfect start of the season and then his performance deteriorated. American won ATP 250 Delray Beach tournament against Peter Gojowczyk, then he lost at the Final of Estoril ATP 250 tournament against Joao Sousa, after that he played very week tennis. Since September F. Tiafoe won only 3 of 17 matches.
Of course, his weak form after the summer is not the reason not to believe in this talented player. He plays an interesting, aggressive offensive tennis. Francis has a great serve and great return, even John Isner remarked that.
Prajnesh Gunneswaran is 29 old tennis player not familiar to most, however, he is playing very interesting tennis. Last two years Prajnesh have won 68 matches out of 90 on Hardcourt. Indian have won the qualification to Australian open and deservedly hit the main draw of the tournament. As we can see Hard Court is the most favorite for Gunneswaran and it could give him much confidence and superiority. P. Gunneswaran is much more experienced and playing with the left hand, so that could cause some troubles for opponents.
Both players haven’t met before. Of course, Prajnesh is playing at a different level and different tournament but his advantage could cause lots of troubles to Tiafoe, especially now that he is not at the peak of his form.