Gael Monfils and Ernests Gulbis will face off in the 3rd round of the Australian Open for the 4th time of their career. They are scheduled to play on Saturday at 11 am on the Melbourne Arena. In this post, we analyze their head to head performance and the prediction.

Prediction, odds and who is the favorite

The pick for Tennis Tonic is Gael Monfils that should win in 5 sets.

See updated oddsRegarding the initial odds of bet365, Gael Monfils is the pick to win this match.
Gael Monfils -> 1.61
Ernests Gulbis -> 2.30

 

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Prediction and head to head Gael Monfils vs. Ernests Gulbis

This will be the 4th time that Gael Monfils and Ernests Gulbis play each other. The head to head is 3-0 for Monfils (see full H2H stats), but they have never played each other on hard.

The last time that they locked horns, Monfils won 6-4 6-4 in the 1st round in Rotterdam back in 2016.

Gael Monfils

Ranked no. 10, Gael got to the 1st round after defeating Yen-Hsun Lu 6-1 6-4 6-2 and Ivo Karlovic 4-6 7-68 6-4 7-5.

In the 2nd round against Karlovic, Monfils recovered from a 1-set down deficit before winning (4-6 7-68 6-4 7-5). During the match Monfils scored 136 points vs Karlovic’s 129. Monfils was extremely aggressive to blast 79 winners.

Talking about serving, Monfils blasted 5 aces and he committed only 7 double faults. Gael Monfils lost the serve once and he saved 1 break points. Furthermore, Monfils put 72% of his first serves in, winning 86% (79/92) of the points behind his 1st serve and 43% (15/35) on the 2nd serve. The French Player broke Karlovic twice after converting 33% of his break points (2/6).

Overall Performance in this tournament

The French Player has lost 1 set in this competition to conquer 54% of the points he played.

Monfils has a solid record in the last 10 years having won 69% of his matches (668-296). 3-1 on hard in 2020. In connection with his performance on the same surface of this event, Monfils has a 295-152 win-loss record in the last 10 years on hard.

Monfils has a 3-1 win-loss record in 2020, 3-1 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Last year at the Australian Open

The French Player lost in the 2nd round 6-3 6-78 7-66 7-65 to Taylor Harry Fritz.

Ernests Gulbis

Ranked no. 256, Gulbis got to the 1st round after defeating Maxime Cressy 6-3 6-3, Federico Coria 6-3 1-6 6-2, Prajnesh Gunneswaran 7-62 6-2, Felix Auger Aliassime 7-5 4-6 7-64 6-4 and Aljaz Bedene 7-5 6-3 6-2.

In the 2nd round, The Latvian had a good straight sets win against Bedene (7-5 6-3 6-2). During the match Gulbis scored 101 points vs Bedene’s 69. Gulbis was extremely aggressive to blast 46 winners.

Talking about serving, Gulbis blasted 13 aces and he committed only 2 double faults. Ernests Gulbis was extremely effective on serve to win 79% (46/58) of his 1st serve and 72% (23/32) on the second serve. This was the main reason for not conceding a single break during the match. Ernests broke Bedene 4 times after converting 44% of his break points (4/9).

Overall Performance in this tournament

Ernests has conceded 2 set in the tournament to win 55% of the points he played.

Gulbis has a negative record in the last 10 years having won 49% of his matches (292-306). 7-1 on hard in 2020. Talking about his performance on the same surface of this tournament, Gulbis has a 213-194 record in the last 10 years on hard.

Ernests has a 7-1 win-loss record in 2020, 7-1 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Last year at the Australian Open

Ernests got to the 1st round last year in Australian-Open before retiring against Stan Wawrinka when he was 3-6 3-1 ret.

Live score

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1st
Monfils
Gulbis
7-6
7
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
0
2nd
Monfils
Gulbis
6-4
6
4
5
4
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
0
3rd
Monfils
Gulbis
6-3
6
3
5
3
4
3
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
3rd
Monfils 6-3
Monfils
Gulbis
6
3
5
3
4
3
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
Serves
MonfilsGulbis
6
3
0
15
15
15
30
15
40
15
40
30
40
40
A
40
MonfilsGulbis
5
3
15
0
30
0
40
0
MonfilsGulbis
4
3
15
0
30
0
30
15
40
15
40
30
MonfilsGulbis
3
3
15
0
30
0
40
0
MonfilsGulbis
2
3
0
15
0
30
0
40
15
40
30
40
MonfilsGulbis
2
2
15
0
30
0
40
0
MonfilsGulbis
1
2
0
15
15
15
15
30
15
40
MonfilsGulbis
1
1
15
0
30
0
40
0
MonfilsGulbis
0
1
0
15
0
30
15
30
30
30
30
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40
40
40
A
40
40
40
A
2nd
Monfils 6-4
Monfils
Gulbis
6
4
5
4
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
0
Serves
MonfilsGulbis
6
4
15
0
15
15
30
15
40
15
MonfilsGulbis
5
4
15
0
15
15
15
30
30
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40
40
A
MonfilsGulbis
5
3
15
0
30
0
30
15
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40
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40
40
40
40
A
40
40
A
40
MonfilsGulbis
4
3
0
15
15
15
15
30
15
40
MonfilsGulbis
4
2
15
0
30
0
30
15
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15
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40
A
40
MonfilsGulbis
3
2
0
15
0
30
0
40
15
40
MonfilsGulbis
3
1
0
15
15
15
15
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30
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A
40
MonfilsGulbis
2
1
15
0
30
0
40
0
40
15
MonfilsGulbis
1
1
0
15
15
15
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15
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40
40
40
A
MonfilsGulbis
1
0
15
0
30
0
40
0
1st
Monfils 7-6
Monfils
Gulbis
7
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
0
Serves
MonfilsGulbis
7
6
1
0
1
1
2
1
3
1
4
1
4
2
5
2
6
2
MonfilsGulbis
6
6
0
15
15
15
15
30
15
40
30
40
MonfilsGulbis
6
5
15
0
15
15
30
15
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30
MonfilsGulbis
5
5
15
0
15
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A
MonfilsGulbis
5
4
15
0
30
0
40
0
MonfilsGulbis
4
4
0
15
0
30
0
40
15
40
MonfilsGulbis
4
3
15
0
30
0
40
0
MonfilsGulbis
3
3
0
15
0
30
0
40
MonfilsGulbis
3
2
15
0
30
0
40
0
MonfilsGulbis
2
2
15
0
15
15
30
15
30
30
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30
MonfilsGulbis
1
2
0
15
15
15
30
15
40
15
40
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40
40
40
A
40
40
A
40
40
40
40
A
MonfilsGulbis
1
1
0
15
0
30
0
40
MonfilsGulbis
1
0
15
0
15
15
30
15
40
15

H2H Performance in the tournament

Matches, sets, games and points

Points Monfils Gulbis
Match played 2 5
Tot Set 7 14
Tot Games 70 137
Pts 229-192 446-362
Total Points 421 808
Winners 123 199
%Winners 54% 45%

Monfils played 2 matches while Gulbis competed in 5 matches. Gulbis started his run from the qualifications while Monfils had a direct access to the main draw. Both players lost a set in the event. Gael Monfils conceded 1 set, while Ernests Gulbis dropper 2 sets. Monfils has played 7 sets less than Gulbis (7 vs 14). Therefore, Monfils played 67 games less than Gulbis. Monfils scored 123 winners (54% on total points). On the other side, Ernests blasted 199 winners (45%).

Serve Performance

Serve Monfils Gulbis
Aces 11 42
Avg per match 5.5 8.4
1st in 148/211 255/415
%1st in 70% 61%
1st pts 123/148 199/255
%1st pts 83% 78%
2nd pts 30/63 97/160
%2nd pts 48% 61%

Monfils blasted 11 aces (5.5 per match). Gulbis blasted 42 aces (8.4 per match). Monfils won 83% points behind his first serve. He had a solid display on his second serve to win 48% of the points. On the other side, Gulbis won 78% points on his first serve. He had a solid display on his second serve to win 61% of the points.

How they played the important points

Breaks Monfils Gulbis
Won 7 17
Converted 7/14 17/39
% Converted 50% 44%
Conceded 9 26
Saved 8 20
% Saved 89% 77%
Times Broken 1 6

Gael broke his opponents 7 times with 50% conversion rate. Monfils conceded his serve once and he saved 89% of the break points that he conceded. Ernests broke his opponents 17 times with 44% conversion rate. The Latvian conceded his serve 6 times and he saved 77% of the break points that he conceded.

Monfils
R1
Lu
R2
Karlovic
Total
Score 6-1 6-4 6-2 4-6 7-68 6-4 7-5
Tot Set 3 4 7
Tot Games 25 45 70
pts 93-63 136-129 229-192
Total points 156 265 421
Winners 44 79 123
%Winners 47% 58% 54%
SERVE
Aces 6 5 11
Double Faults 4 7 11
1st in 56/84 92/127 148/211
% 1st in 67% 72% 70%
1st pts 44/56 79/92 123/148
% 1st pts 79% 86% 83%
2nd pts 15/28 15/35 30/63
% 2nd pts 54% 43% 48%
Breaks
Won 5 2 7
Converted 5/8 2/6 7/14
Converted % 63% 33% 50%
Conceded 7 2 9
Saved 7 1 8
Saved % 0% 50% 25%
Times Broken 0 1 1
Gulbis
Q1
Cressy
Q2
Coria
Q3
Gunneswaran
R1
Auger-Aliassime
R2
Bedene
Total
Score 6-3 6-3 6-3 1-6 6-2 7-62 6-2 7-5 4-6 7-64 6-4 7-5 6-3 6-2
Tot Set 2 3 2 4 3 14
Tot Games 18 24 21 45 29 137
pts 56-39 79-73 68-50 142-131 101-69 446-362
Total points 95 152 118 273 170 808
Winners 29 33 32 59 46 199
%Winners 52% 42% 47% 42% 46% 45%
SERVE
Aces 2 4 9 14 13 42
Double Faults 1 7 1 3 2 14
1st in 34/44 47/89 41/59 75/133 58/90 255/415
% 1st in 77% 53% 69% 56% 64% 61%
1st pts 29/34 33/47 32/41 59/75 46/58 199/255
% 1st pts 85% 70% 78% 79% 79% 78%
2nd pts 7/10 20/42 12/18 35/58 23/32 97/160
% 2nd pts 70% 48% 67% 60% 72% 61%
Breaks
Won 3 4 3 3 4 17
Converted 3/6 4/4 3/5 3/15 4/9 17/39
Converted % 50% 100% 60% 20% 44% 44%
Conceded 0 10 2 6 8 26
Saved 0 7 1 4 8 20
Saved % 0% 30% 50% 33% 0% 57%
Times Broken 0 3 1 2 0 6

Head 2 Head

Win Loss
Monfils
LWWWWWWWWW
Gulbis
WWWWWWWWLW
2020 2019 2018
16 - 3
15 - 4
7-3
Hard
9-4
9-0
I Hard
6-0

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