A glorious month of tennis has just ended in Australia and it’s already time to focus the attention somewhere else in the world. Gael Monfils, David Goffin, Denis Shapovalov, and Grigor Dimitrov are about to start their campaign as top seeds in a starstudded ATP250 in Montpellier.
The defending champion is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga that defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the final last year. Unfortunately, Tsonga won’t defend his title and some other top players such as Fabio Fognini, Stan Wawrinka, Andrey Rublev, and Lucas Pouille had to withdraw.
The local fans will have the opportunity to see in action rising star Jannik Sinner that will take on fellow nextgen Mikael Ymer in the 1st round.
Here the draw.
Gael Monfils’s ranking and performance in 2020
Currently the world no.10, Monfils played his last match on the 27th of January when he was defeated by Dominic Thiem 6-2 6-4 6-4 in the 4th round of the Australian Open.
David Goffin’s ranking and performance in 2020
Currently the world no.11, the Belgian played his last match on the 25th of January when he had to surrender to Andrey Rublev 2-6 7-63 6-4 7-64 in the 3rd round of the Australian Open.
Gael Monfils and David Goffin played each other 5 times. The head to head is 3-2 for Goffin.
The last time that they squared off, Gael Monfils won 7-65 7-5 in the 1st round in Rotterdam (ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament) in February 2019.
Denis Shapovalov’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked world no.13 (career-high), the Canadian played his last match on the 20th of January when he capitulated to Marton Fucsovics 6-3 6-77 6-1 7-63 in the 1st round of the Australian Open.
Grigor Dimitrov’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now the world no.20, Grigor played his last match on the 22nd of January when he surrendered to Tommy Paul 6-4 7-66 3-6 6-73 7-63 of the 2nd round in Australian Open.
Denis Shapovalov and Grigor Dimitrov played each other 1 time. The head to head is 1-0 for Dimitrov.
The last time that they competed against each other, Grigor Dimitrov won 6-4 6-3 in the 2nd round in Toronto (Rogers Cup) in July 2016.
Gael Monfils, Denis Shapovalov
|Embed from Getty Images|