Gael Monfils and Marton Fucsovics will face each other in the 1st round of the Dubai ATP 500.
The Frenchman arrives at Dubai in an incredible moment. He’s currently on a 9-match winning streak, coming off two titles in Montpellier and Rotterdam. His task this week it’s harder though, as Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas are also participating. He could potentially face the Serbian in the Semi-Finals, but first, he’ll need to overcome Marton Fucsovics, a player that’s very dangerous in the early stages of these hardcourt tournaments. Their only H2H was in Madrid, on a clay tournament, with Gael taking the best of it by a 2-1 score, and he’s hopeful of achieving the same outcome on today’s matchup.
Fucsovics, currently ranked at No. 70, has a very tough opponent in the 1st round in Dubai. He’ll have to beat Gael Monfils, who’s coming off two straight titles, to advance to the 2nd round here. Even though he’s ranked so high, his position on the rankings is not indicative of his true worth, as he has the ability to beat anyone on a good day. Monfils’ confidence should be sky high, but he can also accuse some fatigue from his last two weeks, something that the Hungarian could take advantage of. All in all, this has the potential to be a very good 1st round matchup.
Monfils is the favourite for this match, but Fucsovics shouldn’t be taken lightly here. I’m expecting a close match, especially after two straight weeks of tennis for the Frenchman.
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