Third seed Gael Monfils of France will play World No. 167 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the quarterfinal of the Millennium Estoril Open on Friday, May 3. The match is scheduled to take place at 7pm local time (18:00 BST). You can find the Gael Monfils v Alejandro Davidovich Fokina live streaming options here.
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Gael Monfils v Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Head to Head
This will be a first meeting between these two players.
Monfils Braced For Youth Challenge In Quarters
Gael Monfils saw off big serving American Reilly Opelka in three sets in tough windy conditions. The third seed even fell victim to one of the most bizarre aces you will see all year in that second round match when an Opelka serve was directed away from Monfils’ reach by the strong winds. That ultimately did not deter the Frenchman’s comeback, winning the final set 6-0.
Monfils overcame the cobwebs in the early exchanges of that match, and he will need to be on his toes when he takes on the promising qualifier Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
The 32-year-old is attempting to reach his fourth semifinal of 2019 and there is no reminding of the his excellent form prior to his Achilles injury which forced him to pull out of major events such as the Miami Open and Monte Carlo.
Davidovich Fokina Is One To Keep An Eye On
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is arguably one of the best talents to come from Spain since a certain Rafael Nadal burst onto the scene as a 16-year-old in Monte Carlo in 2003. While this may be an exaggerated statement to make at this early stage, there is no doubting Davidoch Fokina’s promising talent.
The Spanish teenager had never won an ATP tour main draw match prior to Estoril, but he has managed to change that record in the span of two days. The 19-year-old beat established tour-level players Taylor Fritz and most memorably Jeremy Chardy in 48 minutes in one of the shortest matches in 2019.
The former junior World No.2 won the boy’s Wimbledon title in 2017 and ended that year inside the Top 500. His good results on the Challenger tour in Bangkok and Marbella propelled his rise in the rankings to inside Top 200. Will he register another scalp on Friday to send a big statement to the tennis world?
Monfils v Davidovich Fokina Predictions & Tips
Monfils lost the opening set to Opelka in the second round match, but that was largely due to Monfil’s lack of matches in the last month rather than the American playing well. Davidovich Fokina has been impressive this week but the Frenchman will be vastly superior at every department.
Tip: Monfils to win in straight sets: 1/1 (888Sport)