Another very balanced match is announced in the first match of the day in the Montreal tournament, between the experienced Richard Gasuqet, France and Kei Nishikori, Japan. The two played many direct matches, most of them very spectacular.
The Frenchman, who reached 33 years of age, has dropped quite a lot in the standings, currently ranking 66th in the ATP standings.He was missing until the middle of this season due to a long-term injury, reviving in the circuit on the Madrid slab, but without having remarkable results.He did better in the grass season, reaching the semifinals at Hertogenbosch, and in the first round in Montreal he defeated 2-0 at the sets of his countryman, Benoit Paire.
Ranked 6th in the ATP standings, Kei Nishikori is going through a very consistent season, reaching the top stages in most of the tournaments he took part in.On the hard side he did the best, winning the Brisbane tournament, the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, and on the clay was highlighted in the tournament at Roland Garros, where he reached the quarter-finals, doing the same at Wimbledon.He returns to the circuit after a break of 1 month, while his opponent has many matches played in the last period.
The two players have met up to 10 times so far, the score being 7-3 in favor of Richard Gasquet, the matches taking place several seasons ago.The last match took place in 2018, in the hall in Tokyo, where Nishikori won 2-0 at the sets.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Richard Gasquet vs Kei Nishikori
I expect a match between the two players, Gasquet having the moral advantage of the direct matches and the fact that he played many matches in the last month, and Nishikori took a break after a full season with remarkable results. I bet no one will succeed in a series of more than 3 games won consecutively, it is hard to believe that one of the two will take over the hostilities in this duel.
Prediction Today: Kei Nishikori