2019 US Open – Gael Monfils vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Gael Monfils vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas taking place? Flushing Meadows, New York

When is Gael Monfils vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas on and what time does it start? Tuesday 27th August, 2019 - not before 20:30 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Gael Monfils vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas? 21-23c with clear skies

What channel is Gael Monfils vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas on? The US Open will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Gael Monfils vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas? Amazon Prime have the rights to the US Open in the UK so it is worth checking their schedule for streaming times

Where can I get tickets for Gael Monfils vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas? https://www.usopen.org/en_US/tickets/ticket_plans.html

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Albert Ramos-Vinolas beat Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-1

GAEL MONFILS

  • World #13 Gael Monfils will hope to end a solid season on a high after collecting the eighth ATP tour title of his career with victory in Rotterdam in February.
  • He has enjoyed hard courts this season with a 19-4 record showing his quality and he will be desperate to continue that form at Flushing Meadows in the final Grand Slam of the year where he has done relatively well in the past.
  • His best performance came in 2016 when he reached the semi-finals but he has gone no further than the third round in his last two appearances and he will have to show big improvements on those efforts.

ALBERT RAMOS-VINOLAS

  • Albert Ramos-Vinolas claimed the second ATP tour title of his career in 2019 but that came on his more favoured surface of clay with his hard court record considerably poorer.
  • He is just 4-6 on hard courts this season whilst he is 22-12 on the clay which highlights the work he has to do to impress here with him also failing to win a match in any of the Grand Slams so far this year.
  • Ramos-Vinolas has faced Monflis on four occasions and lost the first three of those contests but he won their most recent clash in Rome and will be boosted by that straight-sets win although in their two clashes on hard courts, the Spaniard has lost.

THE PREDICTION

Gael Monflis could be a dark horse at this year’s US Open if he can translate his form on hard courts to this Grand Slam. He has proven difficult to beat and picked up his seventh ATP tour title on this surface when winning the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament earlier in the year. He faces Albert Ramos-Vinolas who got the better of him when they last met in Rome but with two wins from two on hard courts against the Spaniard, the Frenchman can add a third win on this surface.

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