The quarter-finals of the ATP Vienna Open 2019 will be on Friday October 25th, and below you can get the preview of Gael Monfils v Aljaz Bedene & Matteo Berrettini v Andrey Rublev, along with other tips and predictions below.Get the best odds for the ATP Kremlin Cup 2019 with 888Sport here.
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Gael Monfils v Aljaz Bedene Predictions & Preview
This is the first meeting between Gael Monfils and Aljaz Bedene.
Slovenian Bedene who was ranked just outside the top 40 in the world last year has fallen in the rankings this season. However, he did well to make the finals at the Moselle Open last month, and has been in good touch this week, defeating Guido Pella and Giles Simon, both of whom have themselves been playing well of late.
Frenchman Gael Monfils whose season went off the path in recent weeks after a good year, will be looking at a deep run this week in his quest to make the ATP Tour Finals in London next month. Monfils came through a stiff challenge against Italian teenager Jannik Sinner, who defeated him last week at Antwerp as well.
A potentially tricky battle ahead for the Frenchman, but expect him to prevail in two tight sets.
Matteo Berrettini v Andrey Rublev Predictions & Preview
This is the fourth meeting between Matteo Berrettini and Andrey Rublev, who have already met twice this year. Berrettini leads the head-to-head 2-1, winning their most recent match at this year’s US Open in a rather one-sided affair.
The Italian has had a strong season and remains in contention for the last two spots at the ATP Tour Finals in London. Winner of two ATP 250 titles this year, and a semifinalist at the US Open, as well as at the Shanghai Masters, Berrettini has gone from strength to strength as the season has progressed.
It has been a good last few months for the young Russian, who is currently ranked a career high number 22 in the world, after winning the ATP 250 in Moscow last week. He has done well consistently, since after Wimbledon, defeating three top ten players in Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
A very intriguing match ahead, in what promises to be the best of the quarterfinals; picking Rublev to inch ahead in what is pretty much anybody’s game.
Karen Khachanov v Diego Schwartzman Predictions & Preview
Karen Khachanov and Diego Schwartzman meet for the third time in their careers. Their previous meetings were on the hard courts of Miami and Cincinnati respectively in 2017, with the players splitting results.
It has been a somewhat disappointing year for Russian Khachanov, who promised a lot after he won the Paris Masters towards the end of last year. Khachanov has not managed to maintain any sort of consistency this year and been dealt several unexpected losses like the ones in the early rounds of Moscow and St.Petersburg. The Russian will be looking for a good run here ahead of the Paris Masters next week where he begins the defense of his title, where a poor showing will see him drop in the rankings.
Argentine Diego Schwartzman had a good run in the last two seasons, and while this current year may not have been as promising, he has done well to maintain a steady ranking in the top 15 in the world, as well as make the quarter-finals of the US Open. Schwartzman looked in good touch in his straight sets win against Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, and inched through a tight three setter against American Sam Querrey.
Expect another good battle on the cards, and the match will come down to whose better on the day and who plays the bigger points better. Khachanov to win this encounter in three sets.
Dominic Thiem v Pablo Carreno Busta Predictions & Preview
When Dominic Thiem won against Pablo Carreno Busta at the ATP Masters 1000 in Shanghai last week, it was his sixth consecutive win against the Spaniard in a matchup that has occurred at the Challenger Level, ATP 250, ATP 500, ATP 1000 levels, at Grand Slams and at the Tour Finals.
Austrian Dominic Thiem has never won the ATP 500 in his home country and will be looking for a title run here this week. It has been a somewhat mixed year for the top seed, who won his first ATP Masters 1000 at Indian Wells and had a good run during the clay court season, being a finalist at the French Open and winning the ATP 500 at Barcelona. However, a dip in form saw him lose early at both Wimbledon and the US Open. But, the Austrian has come back since, winning the China Open in Beijing and securing his spot at the ATP Tour Finals in London next month. He has been in good touch this week, defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the opening round, and winning his first match in five meeting against Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in the second round.
Ranked in the top ten in 2017, Pablo Carreno Busta has dealt with a host of injuries and disappointing results that saw him drop out of the top 70 in the ATP rankings earlier this year. The Spaniard has been on the comeback trail, winning the ATP 250 Chengdu Open last month, as well as a semi-final run in Stockholm last week. He has continued his good form this week, defeating Stockholm winner Denis Shapovalov in the opening round, and followed it up with a hard fought win over Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin.
Expect a tough battle on the cards, with Thiem taking the head-to-head to 7-0, in a three setter.