The quarter- finals at 2019 Zhuhai Open are on September 27, 2019 as the top men’s players in the world take to court. Get the latest Gael Monfils v Albert Ramos-Vinalos and Borna Coric v Alex de Minaur tips and predictions with their previews along with other matches can be found below.Get the best odds for the ATP Chengdu Open 2019 with 888Sport here.
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Gael Monfils v Albert Ramos-Vinalos Predictions & Preview
This will be the fifth meeting between the two players, with Monfils leading the head-to-head 4-1. They have met three times this year, with Monfils winning at the US Open and Indian Wells, and Ramos-Vinalos winning on the Rome clay.
Gael Monfils has had a good season, winning the ATP 500 at Rotterdam, having a good run at other ATP tournaments, and being a quarter-finalist at the US Open last month. He has moved up to world number 12 in the rankings, and remains in contention for a spot for the Tour Finals in London.
Albert Ramos-Vinalos, a clay court specialist has not had the best of runs, after a good 2017-2018 on the tour. He has however done well to defeat rising stars Miomir Kekmanovic, and Yoshihito Nishioka this week, which would have increased his confidence.
Despite the Spaniard’s good run this week, Monfils begins as an obvious favorite, given recent form and the surface here. Expect the Frenchman to win in straight sets.
Tip: Monfils to win in straight sets: 10/11 with 888Sport
Borna Coric v Alex de Minaur Preview
An exciting first ever meeting between these young ‘Next Gen’ players awaits us.
20-year-old Aussie Alex de Minaur has gone from strength to strength on the tour. He has won his first two ATP titles on the tour this year, at Sydney and Atlanta. The Aussie had a good US Open making the second week and defeating Kei Nishikori on the way.
He looked composed and confident in his first round match against countryman John Millman, and a three-set win over Andy Murray playing his best match since his comeback would have done wonders for the Aussie’s mindset.
Ranked number 14 in the world, Croat Coric has had a disappointing 2019, after a breakthrough season last year, where he defeated Roger Federer twice, won the ATP 500 at Halle and made his first Masters 1000 final at Shanghai. This year has seen him plagued with injuries and poor form.
However, a good performance at the St.Petersburg ATP 250 last week where he was a finalist and came back from a set down on three occasions will have done his confidence a world of good.
It is difficult to pick a winner in the match, and depends on who is better on the given day. Coric to edge out the Aussie by a whisker.
Tip: Coric to win in three sets: 7/2 with 888Sport
Damir Dzumhur v Adrian Mannarino Preview
This will be the third meeting between the players, who have split matches thus far.
French veteran Adrian Mannarino has been on the circuit for a while, but did well to reach a career high ranking just outside the top 20 in the world in early 2018. This season has been indifferent for him, falling to outside the top 50 in the rankings. However, he surprised all winning his first ever ATP title this summer on the grass courts at Rosmalen.
With a good game well suited to the faster surfaces, he is not a player one can discount and he will be looking to get his season to a strong finish.
Mannarino was tied at one set apiece with Stefanos Tsitsipas before the Greek withdrew due to ill health.
Damir Dzumhur’s season has not been one of note and he is in the quarter-finals here due to some luck of the draw, with Lucas Pouille losing early. Good fortune maybe exactly what this gritty counter-puncher whose tennis has seen better days needs , as he will look to have a good run here on.
Neither player has been in great form this season, but Mannarino may just inch through in a decider
Tip: Mannarino to win in three sets : 3/1 with 888Sport
Roberto Bautista Agut v Andreas Seppi
Roberto Bautisa Agut and Andreas Seppi, have met three times in their career, with the Spaniard winning on all occasions.
Agut has had a strong year, winning the title in Doha, defeating Novak Djokovic twice, being a Wimbledon semi-finalist, and making the top ten of the ATP rankings. He is in contention for a first ever spot at the ATP Tour Finals in London later this year, at the moment.
Despite a sluggish end to the US hard court season, Agut will be looking forward to continuing his good form on the indoor and hard courts to end the season strong. He looked composed in his 7-5,7-5 win against Pablo Andujar in the previous round.
Veteran Andreas Seppi started the year well making the finals in Sydney, but has had an indifferent season since, and at 35 years of age, his career looks to be drawing to an end. He did well to beat Nick Kyrgios, but the Aussie was carrying a shoulder injury, and Seppi squeezed through against little known Chinese player Zhi Zhang in the next round.
Agut starts as a strong favorite and should win this in straight sets
Tip: Agut to win in straight sets 10/11 with 888Sport