Gael Monfils and Daniil Medvedev impressed in their first match of the “pre-season” in Riyadh after dismissing Staw Wawrinka and Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets.
Gael conceded just 6 games to his friend Wawrinka (6-3 6-3) while the Russian was even stingier to drop only 4 games against the German (6-3 6-1). On the other side, Fabio Fognini also looked rather sharp against John Isner to beat the American 7-6 (4) 6-4 while David Goffin defeated Lucas Pouille 6-2 6-4.
Monfils will take on Fabio Fognini in the semifinal and according to Bet 365, he is the favorite as the odds are 1.61 vs. 2.20.
In the other final 4 Medvedev is considered as the favorite against Goffin (the odds are 1.40 vs. 2.75).
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Gael Monfils’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.10, Gael played his last match on the 1st of November when he had to surrender to Denis Shapovalov 6-2 6-2 in the quarter in Paris.
This year the French Player has a 37-18 win-loss record. Gael clinched 1 title in 2019 in Rotterdam.
Fabio Fognini’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.12, Fabio played his last match on the 30th of October when he was overcome by Denis Shapovalov 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the 2nd round in Paris.
This year Fabio has a 29-22 win-loss record. Fabio has won 1 title in Carlo.
Gael Monfils and Fabio Fognini played each other 9 times. The head to head is 5-4 for Monfils.
The last time that they played, Fabio Fognini won 6-3 6-1 in the 1st round in Rome (Internazionali BNL d’Italia) in May 2018.
Daniil Medvedev’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.5, the Russian played his last match on the 15th of November when he surrendered to Alexander Zverev 6-4 7-64 in the round robin in London.
This year Daniil has a 58-21 win-loss record. Medvedev conquered 4 titles in 2019 in Sofia, in Cincinnati, in St. Petersburg and in Shanghai. The Russian was the finalist in Brisbane, in Barcelona, in Washington, in Montreal, and at the U.S. Open.
David Goffin’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.11, David played his last match on the 30th of October when he capitulated to Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 6-3 in the 2nd round in Paris.
David Goffin’s best performance of the year was reaching the final in Halle and Cincinnati.
Daniil Medvedev and David Goffin played each other 3 times. The head to head is 2-1 for Medvedev.
The last time that they fought against each other, Fabio Fognini won 7-63 6-4 in the final in Cincinnati (Western & Southern Open) THE 18th OF August 2019.
Here the highlights.
Gael Monfils, Daniil Medvedev
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