Gael Monfils and Elina Svitolina are having one of those great weeks in Beijing as they have the chance to play an event in the same place at the China Open.
Gael still needs to start his run in China, and that will happen against the American no.1 John Isner on Monday. This will be the 12th time that they play each other and the H2H is 7-4 for the Frenchman.
Ranked no.10 in the year to date rankings, Gael has a strong opportunity to qualify for the Finals in London if he ends the year with strong results.
Elina has already started her campaign in Beijing where she is in the second round. The Ukrainian also has good chances to qualify for the season’s finale in Shenzhen. She is currently ranked no.8 in the year to date rankings preceded by Serena Williams that may also skip the finals.
Gael Monfils’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.11, Gael played his last match on the 27th of September when he had to bow to Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-5 6-4 in the quarter in Zhuhai.
This year Gael has a 31-13 win-loss record. The French Player clinched 1 title in Rotterdam.
Svitolina in Beijing, ranking, and results in 2019
Svitolina won 13 titles in her career: 7 on hard courts, 4 on clay courts and 2 on indoor courts. (See the list of her titles)