Match: Juan Monaco – Stan Wawrinka Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Thursday, 12 May, 2016
Start time: 12:00 UK
Juan Monaco will face Stan Wawrinka in the 3rd round (1/8-finals) of Italian Open.
Juan Monaco, the world’s 114th, play very good on clay. He moved up until the eighth finals of Rome after eliminating American Johnson in 2 sets, and Kevin Anderson in three sets. Monaco had already played four tournaments on clay before appearing in the Italian capital. In Buenos Aires (ATP 250), he stumbled over Rafael Nadal in 2nd round. In Rio de Janeiro (ATP 500), the Argentine was surprised from his opening match in the tournament by Spaniard Gimeno-Traver. At Houston (ATP 250), Monaco has achieved a very strong performance by winning the final against Jack Sock. Finally, the Masters 1000 Madrid, he was eliminated in the first round by Fernando Verdasco after 5-7, 6-7 (3).
Stan Wawrinka is on 4th position in ATP Rankings. He has struggled to shed the French Benoit Paire in the previous round with 5-7 6-2 6-1. The Swiss disappointed early in the season. Eliminated in 4th round of the Australian Open and Indian Wells and from his opening match in Miami, he started his season on clay in Monte Carlo. In Monaco, Wawrinka was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Rafael Nadal, 1-6 4-6. In Madrid, he was surprised when his opening match by one of the men in form this season, Australian nick kyrgios, 6-7 6-7.
The two players have met 4 times. Wawrinka leads 4-0 wins in direct confrontations. The two players have met three times on clay and if Switzerland has conceded just one set during these three meetings.
Wawrinka is not in the form of his life this year. However, i think that Switzerland is well above Monaco and that’s why we see it win. To raise the odd, I believe that Wawrinka has the capabilities to win in 2 sets.