Aljaz Bedene vs Gael Monfils
Aljaz Bedene will play against Gael Monfils in a quarterfinal in Vienna and we got Tennis tips tonight for the tournament in Austria. The game is on Friday, 25 October and will not start before 18:00 UK.
Aljaz Bedene world number 72 is in great form lately. He reached the 3rd round in the US Open after beating in the 1st round Jozef Kovalik 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 and then in the 2nd Benoit Paire after a thriller in 5 sets – 4-6, 6-7, 6-2, 7-5, 7-6. Then in the 3rd round Bedene lost from Alexander Zverev but it was a very close match 7-6, 6-7, 3-6, 6-7. Then the Slovenian reached the final in Metz after winning 4 matches in a row in the tournament in France against Rayane Roumane, Rayane Roumane, Pablo Carreno-Busta, and Benoit Paire. In the game for the trophy, he won the 1st set against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga but then lost 6-7, 3-6. Then he lost his match in the ¼ final in Orleans Challenger from Mikael Ymer and was eliminated in the 1st round in Moscow from Ivo Karlovic. In Vienna so far Bedene beat in the qualifications Jozef Kovalik and Federico Delbonis. In the 1st round, he beat Guido Pella 6-4, 6-4 and in the 2nd Gilles Simon 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
Gael Monfils world number 14 did great in Montreal where he reached the ¼ final but lost from Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 and then the French was solid in the US Open and beat 4 opponents to reach the ¼ final but after a very interesting match against Matteo Berrettini he lost it after 5 sets – 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-7. Then Monfils played 3 tournaments in China but lost his second match in Zhuhai, in Beijing he was eliminated in the 1st round from John Isner and on the Shanghai after a win in the 1st round loss in the 2nd from Hubert Hurkacz. In Antwerp, he was also beaten in his first match from Jannik Sinner and now he finally won two matches in a row in Vienna against Dennis Novak 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 and Jannik Sinner 6-3, 7-6.
This will be the first time these two players will face each other and Monfils is favorite to win the game. Bedene, on the other side, is in great shape and whoever wins I don’t expect to be in 2 sets. Tennis tips tonight: Over 2.5 sets