2020 Rotterdam Open – Gael Monfils vs Dan Evans Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Gael Monfils vs Dan Evans taking place? Rotterdam Ahoy

When is Gael Monfils vs Dan Evans on and what time does it start? Friday 14th February, 2020 – not before 18:30 (UK)

What channel is Gael Monfils vs Dan Evans on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Gael Monfils vs Dan Evans in the UK? Amazon Prime will be showing matches from the 2020 Rotterdam Open / Tennis TV subscribers may also be able to stream the match

Where can I get tickets for Gael Monfils vs Dan Evans? Click here to purchase tickets for the 2020 Rotterdam Open

Who won the last meeting between Gael Monfils vs Dan Evans? Gael Monfils beat Dan Evans 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

THE LOWDOWN

GAEL MONFILS

  • Gael Monfils managed to claim round of 16 win from compatriot Gilles Simon in a straight-sets victory that was not as comfortable as the 6-4, 6-1 scoreline would suggest.
  • The Rotterdam Open reigning champion has only lost to top 10 players so far this year in Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem and won the Montpellier Open last week at a relative canter.
  • World number 9 Monfils has beaten Dan Evans on one previous occasion in the round of 16 of the 2017 Qatar Open in their only meeting to date but the Brit is a different player these days..

DAN EVANS

  • Dan Evans took advantage of a slightly out-of-sorts Karen Khachanov to reach his second quarter-final of the ATP tour this year, and third if including his stellar performance with Team Great Britain at the ATP Cup.
  • The world number 33 reached his career-high placing of 32nd in the ATP world rankings following the ATP Cup in January and could better that once more by next Monday.
  • 29-year-old Evans’ win over Khachanov was his third victory over a top 20 player this year and he looks to be figuring out how to transfer his international form with Great Britain to his singles game.

THE PREDICTION

This could well be another career-defining day for Dan Evans who has gone from strength to strength off the back of the feel-good factor of the Davis Cup finals last November. Since helping Great Britain through to the semi-finals in Madrid, Evans has beaten the likes of David Goffin (then 11th), Alex de Minaur (then 18th) and now world number 17 Karen Khachanov here in Rotterdam. In terms of rankings alone then, world number 9 Gael Monfils looks to be his biggest challenge yet. However, despite winning the title in Montpellier last week Monfils has not looked at his best so far in 2020 and represents a good match-up for Evans’ counter-punching strengths. On the face of it you could say that Evans has already beaten players in better form than Monfils this year, and at a poorly attended Rotterdam Open he could quietly make his way past the reigning champion, especially as Monfils produces his best tennis when well supported.

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