The Open Sud de France tournament takes place in Montpellier, and in this analysis I will detail the match in the second round between Vasek Pospisil and Denis Shapovalov, to conclude with the related bet.
Montpellier is a city of 280,000 inhabitants, being a university town.
This tournament is small, ATP 250, with a prize pool of 542,695 euros.
The host is the complex South de France Arena, which has land covered with a fast, indoor hard.
The contest table includes Monfils, Aliassime, Gaquet or Goffin.
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Vasek Pospisil: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️Vasek Pospisil is a 29-year-old Canadian, ranked 132nd ATP.
◾️And Pospisil is a solid tennis player, with a height of 1.93m and a force-based game.
◾️He was included in the top 100 ATP, up to 25th, so he can perform especially in this kind of tournaments.
◾️In 2019 he has the challenger title in Las Vegas and the challenger title in Charlottesville.
◾️His season was especially affected by an injury, missing the first 6 months of the year.
In 2020 it has no performance.
◾️Pospisil was quite modest this year, for example at the Australian Open being defeated in the first round by Karlovic (121st ATP).
▪️Here:- 6-3 6-4 with Bedene (51st ATP place), winning 78% balls with the first service, 55% with the second service, offering 5 break balls (all saved)
Denis Shapovalov: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️Denis Shapovalov is a 20-year-old Canadian, ranked 16th ATP.
◾️And Shapovalov is one of the most promising youngsters in the circuit, probably a future top 10 player.
◾️Now he is at the beginning of his career, but he is already showing positive signs, passing an important tournament and playing many matches at a high level.
◾️In 2019 he has the quarterfinals in Montpellier, the quarterfinals in Rotterdam, the semifinals in Miami, the quarterfinals in Lyon, the semifinals in Winston Salem, the semifinals in Chengdu, the title in Stockholm and the final in Paris.
◾️In 2020 he has the quarterfinals in Auckland.
◾️But at the Australian Open he was eliminated in the first round, losing to Fucsovics (53rd place ATP) after a very tense match in which he contracted with the referee.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Vasek Pospisil vs Denis Shapovalov
🔺In the straight matches the score is 2-0 for Shapovalov, the last one taking place this year in Auckland when Denis prevailed 6-4 7-6.
🎾What is the shape of the players in the last 5 matches?
◽️Canadian Vasek Pospisil, currently 132nd in the ATP hierarchy, meets for the second time in a single month his compatriot, Denis Shapovalov, this time in the finals of the Open South of France, competing on the table that comes back. after an absence of 7 years.
◽️In 2012, he failed to overcome the opening round of the race, losing to Frenchman Guillaume Ruffin by 4-6, 6-7.
◽️After the surprising defeat suffered in the first round of the Australian Open (the first Grand Slam tournament of the year), 0-3 in sets in front of veteran Ivo Karlovic, the 29-year-old athlete passed in minimum sets, score 6-3 , 6-4 of the world number 51, Slovenian Aljaz Bedene, in the sixteenth round of the tournament organized in Montpellier.
◽️On the other side, the world number 16, the Canadian of Israeli origin Denis Shapovalov, returns to Europe, for the second consecutive year on the main panel of the ATP 250 tour organized in Montpellier, after a disappointing evolution in Melbourne, where he was eliminated by the Hungarian Marton.
◽️Fucsovics (53rd place ATP) still in the first round of the Australian Grand Slam.
◽️It should be mentioned that the evolution of the young Canadian tennis player was some oscillating in this debut of the year, he managed to prevail in front of valuable players, such as Alexander Zverev, or Stefanos Tsitsipas (in the ATP Cup), but was defeated by the young French sportsman Ugo Humbert (43rd place in the ATP), in the quarterfinals of the ASB Classic, in Auckland, New Zealand.
🎾News, analysis, statistics and progress about the 2 players.
◾️In 2014 he occupied, for a short time, 25th place in the ATP ranking.
◾️A year ago he underwent a surgery that kept him away from the field for about 6 months.
◾️So far he has disputed a single ATP final, in 2014, in Washington, lost to his compatriot, Milos Raonic.
◾️He lost with the same score, 0-2 in sets, both matches played in Shapovalov’s company.
◾️83% is the percentage of the games won by Pospisil on his own service, throughout his professional career.
◾️Stopped in the quarterfinals of the previous edition of Open Sud de France, defeated by Pierre Hugues Herbert.
◾️In the fall of last year he was awarded his first career ATP title in Stockholm.
◾️Also in the same period, the final of the Paris Masters, lost by 3-6, 4-6 in front of Serbian Novak Djokovic.
◾️Hit especially with your left hand.
◾️76% is the percentage of points won by Shapovalov on the first service, in the professional circuit.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Vasek Pospisil vs Denis Shapovalov
Vasek Pospisil did not start well this year, being defeated at the Australian Open by Karlovic, but he feels very good inside, this being seen in the first match here when he passed in two sets of Bedene.
His weapon is the service, Vasek generally sending many aces, having recently 14 with Ivo Karlovic, 5 with Sousa and 8 with Shapovalov.
And here in the first round he sent 7 aces.
Denis Shapovalov is a favorite, although he also has a rather modest start to the year, losing with Fucsovics at the Australian Open and having trouble concentrating.
So the match may be long. So I think that Pospisil will send over 6.5 aces, my prognosis going on this idea at a rate offered by Betano.
Prediction Today: Vasek Pospisil sends over 6.5 aces