I expect a balanced match in the Metz quarterfinals between Serb Filip Krajinovic and one of the hosts’ favorites.
▫️The 27-year-old Serbia player is currently ranked 49th in the ATP rankings, his highest position being 26th, which is occupied in 2018.
▫️He had a consistent season so far, with good results on both the hard and the slag, reaching the final of the tournament in Budapest.
▫️In the American hard season he only participated in the tournaments at Winston Salem and US Open, being defeated in the first round, while in the Metz tournament he defeated Peter Gojowczyk and Fernando Verdasco.
▫️The 25-year-old French player is currently ranked 26th in the ATP singles ranking, but in the previous season he reached 10th.
▫️The best result of the season was obtained at the Australian Open, by attending the semifinals, following a series of 5 tournaments with defeats in the opening round.
▫️He also had a good tournament in Cincinnati, where he reached the quarterfinals, and in this tournament he defeated Italian Lorenzo Sonego in the previous round, in minimum sets.
The two players have met so far 3 times, the score being 2-1 in favor of Lucas Pouille, and the last game took place in 2018, on the Dubai hard, when Lucas Poulle prevailed with 2-1 at sets.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Filip Krajinovic vs Lucas Pouille
Considering the 3 direct matches, I expect the series of balanced matches to continue between the two, the sets being mostly decided in tiebreak, both having a consistent service, and the playing surface from Metz is a fast one, very adapted good on both players. So, I expect a long game, with many games, it is hard to believe that one of those who will dominate this game with authority.
Prediction Today: Over 22.5 games