2019 Rogers Cup – Gael Monfils vs Roberto Bautista Agut Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Gael Monfils vs Roberto Bautista Agut taking place? IGA Stadium, Montreal

When is Gael Monfils vs Roberto Bautista Agut on and what time does it start? Saturday 10th August, 2019 – 00:50 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Gael Monfils vs Roberto Bautista Agut? Partly cloudy with a temperature around 19c

What channel is Gael Monfils vs Roberto Bautista Agut on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Gael Monfils vs Roberto Bautista Agut? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Gael Monfils vs Roberto Bautista Agut? https://sport.bt.com/live-on-bt-sport-01364117948039

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Roberto Bautista Agut beat Gael Monfils 4-6, 7-6, 7-6

GAEL MONFILS

  • Gael Monfils was unstoppable in his 6-4, 6-0 defeat over talented young Pole Hubert Hurkacz and the 16th seed will be seen as a contender for the title now.
  • The 32-year-old Frenchman was playing well on hard courts earlier this season, winning a title in the Netherlands, and would have played the second seed here Dominic Thiem in the quarter-final at Indian Wells were it not for an injury.
  • Monfils holds a decent 3-1 head-to-head record over his quarter-finals Roberto Bautista Agut but he has not beaten him since 2015 and the Spaniard has vastly improved since then.

ROBERTO BAUTISTA AGUT

  • Roberto Bautista Agut got the job done against a resurgent Richard Gasquet in their round of 16 clash, winning in two close-fought 7-5 sets.
  • The Spaniard is having his best year on tour and has matched his career-high ATP world ranking of 13th, hoping to be unlucky for some on his quest to emulate his Wimbledon semi-finals efforts at the incoming US Open.
  • 31-year-old Bautista Agut was victorious the last time he met Gael Monfils, winning in three sets in the round of 16 at this very tournament back in 2017.

THE PREDICTION

Roberto Bautista Agut’s work ethic will lend itself to Gael Monfils’ shot-making to create some stupendous rallies in this match-up. The Spaniard should garner some of the support against fans’ favourite Gael Monfils in this quarter-final. The Frenchman is a living, breathing highlights reel but his dismissal of Hubert Hurkacz in the previous round showed he can be clinical at times. However, Bautista Agut’s biggest strength is his character as he is incredibly hard to put down mentally and stretch off the court physically. Were it not for the likely meeting with Rafael Nadal in the next round, Bautista Agut would be a shrewd call for the title, but he can see this quarter-final through.

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