2020 Australian Open – Guido Pella vs Gregoire Barrere Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Guido Pella vs Gregoire Barrere taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Guido Pella vs Gregoire Barrere on and what time does it start? Wednesday 22nd January, 2020 – TBC (UK)

What is the expected weather for Guido Pella vs Gregoire Barrere? Sunny intervals, 34c

What channel is Guido Pella vs Gregoire Barrere on? The 2020 Australian Open will be televised on Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedule for this specific match

Where can I stream Guido Pella vs Gregoire Barrere in the UK? Sky customers can stream this match on the Sky Go app. Alternatively, the match can be streamed to subscribers of Eurosport Player, either on the official website or as an add-on to an Amazon Prime subscription

Where can I get tickets for Guido Pella vs Gregoire Barrere? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Guido Pella and Gregoire Barrere? N/A

THE LOWDOWN

GUIDO PELLA

  • 29-year-old Guido Pella is seeded 22nd at the Australian Open after a breakthrough 2019 season saw him rise from 66th at the turn of the year to a career-high 20th in the ATP world rankings.
  • Now world number 25, Pella enjoyed some early 2020 success with Argentina at the ATP Cup where he beat Marin Cilic to help his country make it through to the quarter-finals.
  • Pella has reached the second round of the Australian Open for the first time but he will have his work cut out to equal his best Grand Slam showing after he made it to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon last summer.

GREGOIRE BARRERE

  • Gregoire Barrere made it through to the second round the hard way after coming through a tricky match against Egyptian qualifier Mohamed Safwat with three tiebreaks out of four sets.
  • The 25-year-old started 2020 off with back-to-back first-round losses at the Qatar Open and Adelaide International to Jeremy Chardy and Sam Querrey respectively.
  • After failing to make it through the qualifiers at the Australian Open last season, the Frenchman made it through to the second rounds of Wimbledon, Roland-Garros and the US Open.

THE PREDICTION

Gregoire Barrere has made it through to the second round of a Grand Slam for the fourth successive time but this is likely to be the end of the line against Guido Pella. The Argentinian does not look like much of a threat out on court but battles for every point and can be a real thorn in any player’s side at this tournament. He should come through this unscathed, although the Frenchman has every chance of taking a set.

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