Japan Open – Fri

10:00 – Wawrinka v Monfils

Rankings are 23 and 13. Head to head is 1-0 to Wawrinka which was in 2007.

Stats for both men are fairly similar on serve with Monfils winning 77% of service games to 72% for Wawrinka. Monfils has a slightly better first serve percentage at 61% and Wawrinka saves a higher percentage of break points at 67%.

Wawrinka wins a higher percentage of games against serve but he isn’t facing Monfils’ serve each week!

If Monfils is in the mood, which he should be after his recent title in Metz, then he should overpower today’s opponent.

Back Monfils on serve.

Update: Monfils won 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. What a frustrating player Monfils is! He has the ability to be even higher up the rankings but so often his head just isn’t right.

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