Match: Gael Monfils vs. Nicolas Almagro Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Friday, 02 September, 2016
Gael Monfils faces Nicolas Almagro in the 3rd round of the US Open.
Both players reached the 3rd round without losing a set. Monfils defeated Gilles Muller and Jan Satral, Almagro coped with Marton Fucsovics and Pablo Cuevas. This section of the draw looks much better for the players after Ryan Harrison defeated the 5th seed Milos Raonic.
So the first possible battle against seeded player for Monfils will possibly be at the quarter-final versus Nadal. Monfils is the big favorite in this game, of course. Almagro is not at his best right now, his favorite surface is clay. The Spaniard leads the h2h with 3-2. Both wins for Monfils happened on outdoor hard. La Monf finds himself in great form.
In the last two months, he won Washington ATP 500, reached the Semi-Finals in Toronto Masters and Quarter-Finals at the Olympics. I think this will be another routine straight-sets win for the Frenchman.