French Open 2018 – Albert Ramos Vinolas vs Juan Martin Del Potro Preview

AT A GLANCE

Where is Albert Ramos Vinolas vs Juan Martin Del Potro taking place? Court Philippe Chatrier, Roland-Garros, Paris

When is Albert Ramos Vinolas vs Juan Martin Del Potro on and what time does it start? Saturday 2nd June, 2018 - (not before) 15:30 (UK)

What channel is Albert Ramos Vinolas vs Juan Martin Del Potro on? ITV4 (UK)

Where can I stream Albert Ramos Vinolas vs Juan Martin Del Potro? The match can be streamed via the ITV Player

Where can I get tickets for Albert Ramos Vinolas vs Juan Martin Del Potro? https://tickets.rolandgarros.com/en/home

THE LOWDOWN

ALBERT RAMOS VINOLAS

  • Ramos Vinolas is yet to drop a set in this year's championship, having overcome Mikhail Kukushkin and Casper Ruud with relative ease.
  • Facing Del Potro is a huge step up in class however, so he will need to play at a much higher level if he is to trouble the big-hitting Argentine.
  • Ramos Vinolas has enjoyed more success at the French Open than any other slam; he reached the fourth round last year and the quarter-finals in 2016, but has never progressed beyond the third round in the other three majors.

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO

  • The Argentine is warming into the tournament nicely and he was impressive in beating Julien Benneteau in straight sets in Thursday's second round.
  • Any pre-tournament fears about Del Potro's condition have been erased for the time being as the fifth seed has not showed any signs of being troubled by the thigh injury he picked up in Rome a few weeks ago.
  • Del Potro came out on top in the only previous meeting between the two - a 6-2, 7-5, 6-1 victory at Wimbledon in 2013.

THE STATISTICS

THE PREDICTION

Del Potro lost the first set he played in this year's championship but since then he has found his groove and has impressively dispatched both of his opponents so far. The Argentine is a danger to anyone when he's fit and that appears to be the case at Roland-Garros so expect him to have too much for Ramos Vinolas in this third round encounter. The Spaniard enjoys playing on the clay in Paris and can nick a set, but Del Potro should ultimately show his class.