Gilles Simon vs Denis Shapovalov
Gilles Simon will play against Denis Shapovalov in the 1st round in Paris and we got the Best free tennis tips for the Masters in France. The game is on Tuesday, 29 October and will not start before 10:00 UK.
Gilles Simon world number 50 hardly wins straight matches in a row. His season on hard in the second half of the year began in Washington but he was eliminated in his first game in the tournaments in the capital of the USA from Kyrgios in 2 sets. The same happens for the French in Montreal and Cincinnati where both games in the 1st round lost from Radu Albot in 2 sets and Pablo Carreno-Busta again in 2 sets. In the US Open, Simon finally won his first game against Bjorn Fratangelo 5-7, 7-5, 7-5, 7-5 but retired against Andrey Rublev in the 2nd round.
Then he played at home in Metz and after a win against Marius Copil, lost from Aljaz Bedene. In the tournaments in Asia, Gilles played in Tokyo and was eliminated after one win from Reilly Opelka and in the Shanghai, he lost in the 1st round from Cameron Norrie. In Antwerp, the French finally won two games in a row – against Steve Darcis 6-1, 6-2 and against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 7-5 but lost in the ¼ final from Stan Wawrinka in 3 sets. His latest tournament was in Vienna and after a win against Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-3 in the 2nd round his opponent was Aljaz Bedene and he lost 2-6, 6-3, 3-6.
Denis Shapovalov world number 27 on hard so far did great in Winston-Salem where he reached the ½ finals but lost there from Hubert Hurkacz 3-6, 4-6. In the US Open, the Canadian was eliminated in the 3rd round from Gael Monfils after 3-6 in the 5th set for the French. In Chengdu, he again reached the ½ finals but lost there from Pablo Carreno-Busta 3-6, 4-6. His next tournament was in Tokyo where he was eliminated in the 2nd round from David Goffin after 2 tiebreaks and on the Shanghai Masters his opponent in the 2nd round was Novak Djokovic and the Serbian beat him 3-6, 3-6. In Stockholm, Denis Shapovalov won the trophy after beating in the final Filip Krajinovic 6-4, 6-4. His latest game was in Vienna where he lost in the 1st round from Pablo Carreno-Busta 3-6, 5-7.
This will be the first-ever match between Simon and Shapovalov in which the Canadian is the favorite. I agree with his role as a favorite and expect him to win against Gilles Simon who is not performing well lately. Best free tennis tips: Denis Shapovalov to win