One of the last trips to the quarterfinals of the hard-court masters in Montreal on the morning of the ninth of August, will play two great geek – Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut , and Frenchman Richard Gasquet.
- Roberto Bautista Agut
- Richard Gasquet
- Personal meetings
- The coefficients and forecast
Roberto Bautista Agut
31-year-old Spaniard is now 13th place in world rankings – the highest place in his career, rising since the beginning of season 11 positions up. Bautista Agut scored the first tournament in 2019, the year in Doha, winning the title. First and foremost, remember the victory in the semi-final against Novak Djokovic.
Although previously passed Stan Wawrinka, and in the final was stronger than Tomas Berdych.
On the back of good form, the Spaniard reached the quarterfinals at the Open championship of Australia passing through the grid Murray, of Millman, Hechanova and Cilic, losing in four sets Ziziphus. Also on hard it can be noted the quarter-finals to Roberto at the “Masters” in Miami, where he played for the second consecutive time the first racket of the world Novak Djokovic, lost cannon serves John Isner 6-7, 6-7.
In Montreal Bautista Agut stands in third time. Debuted in 2015, having suffered a humiliating defeat in the second circle from Tsonga 7-5, 6-7, 5-7. In 2017 were in the top eight, having won in the 1/8 finals of the great victory over Monfils 4-6, 7-6, 7-6. Then I lost the battle, albeit in two sets, Federer 4-6, 4-6.
In this season the Spaniard held two meetings, roll alternately dry Tomic and Shvartsman, who came here in good form after a title in Los Cabos.
The 33-year-old Frenchman holds on hard the first tournament in 2019 year. Richard missed due to injury the first half of the season, starting to play only on clay “Masters” in Rome.
Here Gasquet speaks for the sixth time, debuting back in 2005-m to year, when he lost in the second circle to the compatriot Sebastian Graziano, which has long been retired. The best result, “Dickie” has achieved in 2013 year, reaching the quarter-finals. Scored a strong victory over Nishikori in the 1/8 finals 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. Then without options lost to Roger Federer 1-6, 2-6.
Played Richard in Montreal in 2017, the year after suffering a humiliating defeat in the second circle from Sasha Zvereva 3-6, 6-4, 6-7, who later won the title.
On this tournament Gasquet came after the herbal cut, which was in the semifinals of ‘ s-Hertogenbosch. Started with French labor victory over compatriot Pen 7-6, 6-4. In the second circle has passed in a protracted Thriller kei nishikori 6-7, 6-2, 7-6, which indicates a good physical shape.
This is the fifth confrontation between the tennis players in history. The first three games the guys played on hard, where Bautista Agut has a minimal advantage in victories. The last time the teams crossed paths this season in the 1/8 finals of the herbal Halle, where Roberto confidently unrolled Richard in two games 6-1, 6-4.
The coefficients and forecast
Bautista Agut is a clear favorite of this match. The victory of the Spaniard see factor 1.3, for Gasquet – of 4.05. And this, despite victory in the previous match against kei nishikori. However, I think the bookies are right and the Spaniard will be able to confidently deal with the French in this meeting. Roberto is more stable on the back line now, and in a similar manner, playing rivals, the fate of the match will be decided there.
So I suggest to stop the choice in terms of betting on the option minus the odds for Bautista Agut.