All the attention of tennis fans this week turned to Canada, where will be the major hard-court tournaments are 1000 in Montreal and Toronto in men and women respectively.
Let us examine the most interesting confrontation of the French at the start of the Rogers Cup 2019, which will meet the experienced Benoit Lane and Richard Gasquet.
Compatriots are well aware of the strengths and weaknesses of each other, as held earlier, seven-person matches and played once for his country in Davis Cup matches.
- Benoit Lane
- Richard Gasquet
- Personal meetings
- The coefficients and forecast
30-year-old Frenchman performs in Montreal for the third time. Debuted in 2013 year, winning the grid for two good dry victories in the underdog status over Kohlschreiber and Wawrinka 7-6,7-5 and 6-2, 7-6, respectively. Then suffered a humiliating defeat against Australian Marinko matosevic for a 6-7, 7-6, 3-6, which has already completed his professional career. In 2017 Benoit passed at the start in three sets American young, then losing to his countryman Jared Donaldson 2-6, 5-7.
Last season the Frenchman played in Toronto, capitulated in the 1/16 finals before about Rafa Nadal 2-6, 3-6.
Per spent on hard this year in 11 tournaments with a negative balance of victories and defeats 8-11. On the positive side can be noted the quarter-finals Pune and Washington last week, where Benoit went dry in the 1/8 finals John Isner 7-6, 6-3. But could not resist the onslaught of the first seed of Greek Stefanos of Zizipus 5-7, 0-6.
33-year-old Frenchman is playing in Montreal for the sixth time. The best result was shown in 2013 year, reaching the quarterfinals. Passed through the grid Klizan and Nishikori, without losing variants Nole Djokovic (1:6, 2:6). In the last visit in 2017 Richard already at the start has a bit of experience with the canadian Cord, failing to win only in three sets 7-6, 5-7, 6-1. Then lost in a fair battle , Sasha Zverev (3:6, 6:4, 6:7).
In 2019 year, “Dickie” is not held on your hard a single match due to injury. Made only on the ground, where nothing showed, and on the grass, where it can boast of the semi-finals of ‘ s-Hertogenbosch.
Compatriots and good friends will play each other for the eighth time. Gasquet has a total advantage to win 6-1. On hard the players have crossed four times, and in all matches Richard was stronger. And only in extreme meeting 2017-year in the 1/16 finals of the Paris masters Lane could take Gasquet the first set 3-6, 6-4, 4-6.
The guys have released a very cool and entertaining match, delighting the home crowd.
The only victory Benoit got last season on “Masters” in Rome, Richard roll out in two batches.
The coefficients and forecast
See almost equal quotes in this Derby. Small advantage the bookies give Perhave, offering to bet on his victory at the ratio of 1.65, the Gasquet – for 2.15. And this, despite the fact that Benoit had not yet beaten never compatriot on hard courts. But still, Richard is in the current season, have not played a single match on this surface because of the injury, and after herbal cut were on the ground. Therefore, it is extremely difficult to predict what level of tennis it will show.
“Stalk” has good match practice, and especially last week in Washington showed himself pretty well, though as always was very unstable.
I think that in such hands it is safest to leave bets on the outcome or handicap and to choose option three sets. The more bookmakers offer on this great odds.