11:00 – Monfils v Mathieu
Rankings are 14 and 35. Head to heads are 2-0 to Mathieu.
Monfils seems to be getting better as the season progresses however he had a major wobble in the first set of his quarter final last week in Japan. He came back to win in 3 sets. Tsonga was just too strong in the semi.
I think he has enough to beat Mathieu today in straight sets. His serve will be a powerful weapon as long as he can hit a good percentage of first serves.
Mathieu has been playing well and certainly won’t roll over.
Back Monfils on serve
Update: Monfils was on top form today. He got an early break and never looked back. He won 6-2, 6-2