Frances Tiafoe shocks Gael Monfils 7-67 6-3 in the 1st round in Cincinnati on Tuesday. Tiafoe is going to play against Roberto Bautista Agut in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Monfils overpowered the opposition at the beginning of the set after breaking Tiafoe in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. Anyhow, the American managed to stage a great comeback to break Monfils in the 9th (4-5) game before winning the set at the tiebreak at 7.

2nd set.

The set was even with both players refusing to concede anything to the opposition. Eventually, the only discrepancy was one break that the American conquered in the 6th game (4-2) before winning the set (6-3).

Statistics

At the end of the match, Francis scored 76 points vs. Monfils’s 62 points.

Francis served very well to win 75% of the points (30/40) behind his first serve, and he won 65% points (20/31) on his second serve. Tiafoe won this match even if he was far from perfect in converting his break points because he converted only 40% (2/5). On the other side, the French Player was not so effective in converting his break points since he converted only 33% of his break points (1/3). That was one of the key issues for his defeat.

After this encounter, the head to head between Tiafoe and Monfils is 1-0 for Francis.

1st
Tiafoe
Monfils
7-6
7
6
6
6
5
6
5
5
4
5
3
5
2
5
2
4
1
4
1
3
0
3
0
2
0
1
2nd
Tiafoe
Monfils
6-3
6
3
5
3
5
2
4
2
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0

Next Match: Frances Tiafoe vs. Roberto Bautista Agut – H2H and stats

Tiafoe will come up against Bautista Agut in the 2nd round.

There is no head to head record between Frances Tiafoe and Roberto Bautista Agut since this will be the first time that they will play each other at pro level.

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