Attention all tennis fans this week will be drawn to Canada, where in Montreal kicks off the men’s hard-court masters tournament Rogers Cup.
Notice in one of the matches of the first round, in which the strongest will determine the Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and German Jan-Lennard Struff.
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
- Jan-Lennard Struff
- Personal meetings
- The coefficients and forecast
З4-year-old Frenchman is playing here for the fifth time, having a very good history of performances. Debuted Jo-Wilfried in 2009-m year, you were one step from the final. Passed through the mesh of Simon and Federer, losing in equal fight against Andy Murray 4-6, 6-7. Next in 2011, repeated the result, again beating the legendary Swiss lost Novak Djokovic.
The last performance of Tsonga held in 2017, when Jo lost at the start Sam Querrey 1-6, 6-3, 4-6. Last season due to injury the Frenchman was not able to come to Toronto, which after a year is this “masters”.
Tsonga holds the second tournament on the hard court after the grass. Last week he played in Washington, passing through the mesh of Cord and Hechanova. Then lost in 1/8 final in three sets Kyle Edmund.
29-year-old German will play for the first time at the canadian Masters. Now, Jan-Lennard is a 35-th place in world rankings, spending a very good season, showing smooth results on all surfaces, indicating that it is universalism.
On hard of Struff spent in the first half of the season nine tournament at the statistics of victories and defeats 8-9. On the positive side can be noted the semi-finals of the Auckland and 1/8 finals of Indian wells, where the German beat Pablo Carreno Busta, of Millman and Sasha Zvereva.
Jan-Lennard was very good on the ground. The assets of the German quarterfinals of Barcelona 1/8 finals of Rome and Hamburg and the “Roland Garros”, where was the victory over a Goffin, Ticipation, Shapovalov and by Coric.
Plus on the grass, Jan-Lennard played in the semi-finals of Stuttgart and the third round of Wimbledon. Last week was unsuccessful in Washington, capitulated in the opening match before the Australian Thompson 7-6, 4-6, 5-7.
Tennis players will play each other for the fifth time, having two matches on clay and hard. Tsonga leads 3-1 in victories. Jo-Wilfried has been stronger in 2014 year in Marseille in 2015 in Monte Carlo and in 2016 on “Rolan Garros”. And in all matches, the Frenchman has proved their advantage dry.
Struff won the only match in 2017, the year in Saint-Petersburg in the premises of 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, rassmatrivali the underdog.
The coefficients and forecast
Very interesting confrontation considering the skills of both players are very good to play on hard, having a powerful serve and killer forehands. Bookmakers offered very careful of quotes, giving a slight advantage, of course, the eminent Frenchman. Although Tsonga is now in the lower rating of Struff and lost my last full-time appointment. To win Jo-Wilfried see a factor 1.53, Jan-Lennard – 2.6.
Still better than the Frenchman showed last week in Washington, showing that is in near-perfect form, unlike Struff, who left the tournament after the opening match. But I don’t think Tsonga will just be in this meeting, given the results of the German during the season and playing style.
Think we expect a balanced match where all breaks will be very difficult, if at all.
So, clearly, not dare to bet on the outcome, odds. Will stop the choice on the version of the common top for games in district 24.